According to Walker Sands’ 2017 Future of Retail survey report, nearly 80% of Americans own smartphones today. The number of mobile users is expected to reach 4.68 billion across the world – no wonder why business enterprises have stopped asking whether they should develop a mobile application for their online business. Instead, they are now asking which mobile app development approach they should consider.
“By 2020, mobile apps are forecast to generate around 189 billion U.S. dollars in revenues via app stores and in-app advertising.”
– a report by Statista
The business scenario has changed a lot. Today, the focus is more on customers and meeting their needs rather than simply projecting your products or services. Although websites still play an important part in the success of a business, mobile apps are rapidly becoming the next big thing that defines the progress of a business. Sensing the trend and the increasing need, business owners are now actively looking to get a mobile app for their business. The reason is simple, to tap into the highly lucrative smartphone users market.
Mobile applications have been around for years. We use them in our day to day life for different reasons – to book a movie ticket, read the news, order food, or share photos. With mobile apps becoming a staple in our lives, businesses are quickly moving towards it to reap the benefits. However, like any other spectrum of the IT industry, mobile application development industry is not exempted from prevailing myths. With many clients holding some preconceived notions, it becomes vital to present a true picture of the mobile apps development. Here we will be debunking come common myths to help you decide between iPhone application development and android application development.
Developing mobile apps is a rigorous process, requiring a developer to cross various milestones before reaching at a viable stop. One has to consider the particular platform, the devices, the programming languages to be used and also a framework to create a full fledged native app. Building an app is always a major project for any business, because it isn’t just an application that is being created, but also an entire experience for audiences and an interface for them to interact with the business. Without doubt, app development has very little room for compromises.
We frequently come across mobile applications that work in a standard way on one device, but in a totally different way on another device. This lack of consistency in an app experience can be difficult for audiences to cope with, especially in the mobile age. Continue reading
With the maturing of hybrid apps, they are becoming all the more equipped to give native apps a run for time and cost effectiveness. According to a survey by Ionic, hybrid apps’ share in the overall app development is increasing. In the next 2 years, nearly 32.7 per cent developers are expected to abandon native app development in favour of hybrid apps.