Types Of Mobile App Development
Posted By Deepak Rawat | 03-Dec-2015
If you are learner of mobile application development and want to build performance critical mobile applications and take benefit of native APIs, you will need best resource on learning mobile native application development.
Apple provides own instruction manual which is good for experienced and beginners developers. Its introduces code implementation, application design and structure while building a ToDo List application.
If you decided to developed hybrid apps, then you know that there are two main competitors Appcelerator Titanium and Cordova. Both target mobile platforms but work in different ways.
Native over Hybrid
Building native application means using native language of platform, Java on Android, and Objective-C on iOS. Main good about native applications is performance. Native applications are compiled in machine code which gives good execution you can get from mobile phone.
Good performance includes fluid and fast animations and also access to phone multi touch support, hardware and current APIs.
Native is not much that typical because code must be written especially for each platform. Logic may be same, but language, APIs and development process are different. Process could be long for hard apps.
Hybrid over Native
Application development is easy to maintain, simpler, faster and more rapid. Cordova lets you build app for more than one platform just by one adding line of code, You can change platforms anytime when you need. Cordova has a huge repository of plugins you may use, as for phone hardware such as Bluetooth or camera
Main Issue with hybrid applications is their dependency on native browser, which means they are not as good as native applications.
According to your project plan and your requirement use the development which best suits your application.