Mobile app is a software application designed specifically for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mobile application creators try to make the most of the intuitive user interface and touchscreen capabilities that mobile devices offer.
With the popularity of new technologies and the growing number of mobile devices, various kinds of mobile applications such as web applications, native applications and hybrid applications are emerging.
Web applications run on all platforms like web pages. Restricting web applications is a possibility of working with mobile hardware. Web application performance depends on factors that are not under the full control of the developer, such as: a web browser or a mobile device type.
The cost of creating web applications is the lowest in comparison to others, but at the cost of using a mobile device.
Native applications are created for one platform only, eg for iOS. For every other platform, eg Android or Windows Mobile, it is necessary to create a new application, even if it has the same functionality. Native applications have access to mobile hardware. The result is usually an immediate response and full use of mobile device features.
The cost of generating native applications and their subsequent operations requires significant investment, as software for each platform needs to be developed and operated separately.
Hybrid applications are a combination of web and native applications. Using specialized tools, you can create native application platforms for each system, such as: iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile on a web-based platform. Hybrid applications have most of the benefits of native applications, but with significantly lower costs.
If you decide for a mobile application on multiple platforms, it is worth paying attention to mobile hybrid applications. In the case of a limited budget, a web application based on one of the modern frontend frameworks is sufficient. We at WDT use the Angular framework from Google for mobile Web applications. The Angular-powered version of the mobile application is fully sufficient with regard to the more demanding functions and requirements of our projects for our customers. One development one app for any platform!