Types of Apps
Generally speaking, there are 3 types of applications. We can help you with a decision if you're still unsure
what would be the best fit. It really depends on your requirements, target audience, application capabilities
and its purpose. Speak to us today for some friendly advice.
In a nutshell, the three application possibilities are:
Native applications are built per platform. This usually is specifically for targeting mobile users. While
going native allows the app to take advantage of all the cool hardware available through the SDKs,
they are generally more expensive to maintain, and upgrade.
One other thing worth mentioning about native apps is the monetisation aspect. Engagement is immense, but
app stores take about 30% from all purchase options.
Hybrid applications are usually built with web technologies and placed within a wrapper for each native environment.
This is the half-way house and is an effective solution to hitting the app stores with a single codebase.
However, specific skill is required to work with the wrappers and as a result, there is an overhead for
this. The costs of this option are faily good compared with native app development.
Using hybrid technologies allows you to take advantage of the benefits of the app stores, and the maintenance
and upgrades being marginally higher cost than the web applications.
By far the most economical and easiest to build, maintain and see results with. Web applications are a good
starting point and many businesses thrive on web applications alone. These are the most easily accessible
over the web and require no prior downloads.
These days, Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are slowly becoming the defacto, and more and more native-like functionality
is becoming available through plugins.