With the growing popularity of various gadgets, mobile application development is becoming more important. A mobile app is optional for every business, but it sets it apart from the competition and makes any business, small to large, visible to potential customers. Let’s talk about types of mobile development that will increase the demand for a business in the market and what are their features.
The best language for developing iOS applications is Swift. Apple recommends developers to write applications with Swift, so they are native. Also, the program can be written using Objective C, or by combining it with C++. Considering that the native application initially meets the standard platform requirements, there should be no problems launching the finished application in the official App Store.
A distinctive feature of iOS apps is their design. It is worth mentioning that the number of Apple gadgets is much smaller than that of Android, which means that it should be easier to adapt the design of the mobile application to the current Apple devices. In design and development, it is necessary to take into account the hardware differences of each device. Apple’s audience is used to esthetic interfaces and intuitive app controls, which means that iOS apps need to focus on UX first to differentiate themselves from other apps. If you want to write an application for iOS, ask us.
Android applications are written using the Java programming language as well as C and C++. An important detail is that Android development takes longer than iOS. It is due to testing requirements on a large number of devices with a range of characteristics. As we mentioned earlier, Android has a large number of devices with different screen quality and resolution. Accordingly, images of different sizes are needed. The developer loads different sets of images into project folders and the application has images for each type of screen.
Also, for Android applications, a Material Design guideline was developed – it helps to design an application that is user-friendly and speeds up the development process for the programmer. Most importantly, Android applications are much easier to publish on Google Play than iOS applications in the App Store. In the first case, the publication takes place within three days. Another important detail is that the Google Play audience is 2.5 billion people, which is a third of the world’s population. If you need an Android application, you can contact TRIARE company for help.
More expensive is the C++ cross-platform application development language, though it provides maximum performance on all platforms. On a tight budget, you can turn to C# development. Cross-platform means the availability of an application on mobile devices with different operating systems, both on Android and Apple. This approach allows you to reach a wider audience, and the cost is the same as spending it on developing products for each platform. The advantage of such development is easy switching between platforms; if one person recommends an application to another with a distinctive OS, then it will not be difficult for him to switch, and the customer of the application will clearly see the advantages of this solution.
If you need to decide which type of development is more suitable for the needs of your business, contact TRIARE specialists who offer a free consultation.