Top Right Development Architecture For Your Mobile Application

There are numerous factors responsible behind choosing the perfect development architecture for your next enterprise application development including GUI (Graphical Design Interface), integration and seamless functionality. Here in this article we elaborate, the various mobile application development architecture to choose for both consumer based and enterprise based apps.

Development of mobile application poses great technical challenges pertaining to security, integration and connectivity.Brisk development process without proper planning may impart high level of app usability inconvenience to users. Mobility is one of the prime reason behind increasing demand for mobile applications for flourishing business to altogether next level. As per the sources, the demand for mobile apps will continue to grow to the extent that development companies would find hard to deliver it within stipulated time period.

Organizations always endeavour to target large audience base but are facing difficulties in choosing the right and effective path to succeed in this dynamic environment.Which development approach to choose for native mobile application development,cross-platform mobile application development and mobile-web integrated solution. The parameters of various development architecture varies on the basis of its strength and weakness. Not only that, you need to choose right development framework and effective tool for the same. Now the question is how to make a perfect choice? As a result, here we recommend several best development approaches and practices to combat, the rising challenges.

Native Mobile Application Development Architecture – Platform Oriented/Specific

A native mobile application is the one that is coded in a specific programming language with the intention to execute it on specific platform only. Apps developed on the base of native codes aim to deliver enhanced user experience and can fully leverage the hardware capabilities of the device including camera, GPS, contacts, file system etc. The another major benefit that can be obtained is offline execution of app on the device. A native android application coded in Java using Android Studio framework is aimed to run only on based android mobile operating system powered devices. Similarly, a native iOS application coded using Objective-C is aimed to function only on iOS powered devices i.e iPhones and iPads.

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Advantages of Native Apps Development Include :

  • Complete accessibility to every hardware features of device

  • Enhanced graphical user interface

  • Interactive graphics and 3D/2D animations

  • Possess the capabilities to leverage new features and functionalities.

Disadvantages of Native Apps Development include :

  • Extensive development time

  • Expensive in terms of maintenance and upgradation

  • Cost of resource is too high

  • Multiple apps need to be develop for every native mobile operating system

  • Developers need to cross-trained in terms of development approach

Cross-Platform mobile application development architecture

Cross-platform mobile apps are meant to execute on various mobile operating system. Developers just need to choose the language they are proficient in to write the code that can be absolutely adaptable to various platform. Appcelerator, PhoneGap, RhoMobile are some of the renowned frameworks for the development of cross-platform mobile apps. These frameworks are based on some of the robust web-based technologies like Javascript, HTML etc.

Advantages of cross-platform apps development :

  • Seamless execution despite development platform

  • Highly cost-effective

  • Involves less coding complexity

  • Easy marketing

  • Ability to target wide base of audience

Disadvantages of cross-platform apps development :

  • Integration challenges

  • Requires implementation of different tools and languages

  • Loss of technical flexibility

  • Implementation of new functionality in cross-platform apps is time consuming

Hybrid Mobile Application Development  Architecture :

hybrid mobile application development

Core features of standard web technologies is use to build hybrid apps, which is then wrapped into a native application. This technologies can be HTML, Javascript or CSS. Hybrid apps are able to access mobile hardware capabilities like accelerometer, GPS (Global Positioning System) and many more. Usually all this functionalities are restricted through mobile web browser. Developers can add all the native UI components in hybrid mobile apps.

You cannot determine the architecture on which a particular mobile application is built on. This is true for hybrid mobile apps too. The look, feel and functionality feature of hybrid mobile app is almost equivalent to native app. Users are usually not concerned about this criteria. They are just fond of apps that is able to seamlessly execute, despite its development architecture.

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Advantages of Hybrid App Development

  • Full access to varied features of mobile devices

  • High level of scalability

  • Increased resource efficiency

  • Economical and less time consumption

  • Executable under various version of mobile operating system

  • Full access to native features

  • Lower TCO ( Total Cost of Ownership)

  • Easy and quick market penetration

Disadvantages of Hybrid App Development

  • Issues related to performance especially in high-end 3D games

  • Time consuming in rendering native user graphics

  • Hybrid approach is best suitable to port application from one platform to another

  • Security related issues are much more compared to native and cross-platform development

  • Poor performance due to rendering of web pages

  • Facilitates data access to multiple layers

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