5 Reasons Why Native Applications Have An Edge Over Other Platforms

Posted on December 27, 2020
Kevin Bell

Native App Development is the establishment of software programs that operate on specific devices and platforms. Apps can be developed for desktops, smart TVs, and all kinds of gadgets, with smartphones being the main target device. Unlike web applications and websites, native mobile apps don’t run in browsers. You must download them from the platform-specific app stores such as Apple’s App Store and Google Play. As each app is installed, you can access it by tapping its icon on the screen of your device.

Native app development involves diverse skills and techniques than mobile website development. You don’t have to concern about browser behavior and compatibility. You can use the native aspects of mobile Oss to deliver the user experience and execute the functionalities of your app. Native app development includes both Android app development and iOS app development.

Here is why Native Applications Have An Edge Over Other Platforms:

  1.   Native Apps Have Better Performance
    Through native app development, the app is created and optimized for a certain specific platform. Thus, the app demonstrates a high level of performance. This is because they are built for a specific platform and are compiled using the platform’s core programming language and APIs. The device stores the app, thus allowing the software to leverage the device’s processing speed. Users can navigate through a native mobile app quickly because the contents and visual elements are already stored in the device.
  2. Native Apps Allow Developers To Access Full Feature Set Of Devices
    Since Native Apps are developed for a particular platform, they take full advantage of software and their Operating Systems’ features. These apps are programed to directly access the hardware of device like Camera, microphone, GPS and such so that they are faster in execution and also give better user-experience. Another advantage that Native App Development gives is the feature of Push Notifications. These Push Notifications go through iOS server which needs app bundle ID and also Google’s Cloud Messaging (GCM).
  3.       Native Apps Are More Secure
    Web applications rely heavily on different browsers and underlying technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. There is a guarantee of reliable data protection when you develop a native app.
  4.       Native Apps Tend to Have Fewer Bugs During Development
    Native app developers have access to the latest, most up-to-date software development kits (SDKs) to start building their apps. Because of this lead time, native application users receive access to new features once they update their operating system.
  5.       Native Apps Are More Interactive
    Native Mobile Apps provide a much better user experience when it comes to input and output.These apps inherit their devices’ operating systems, making them an integral part of the device. They offer a superior user experience, as they are designed exclusively for an operating system. Because they have specific UI Standards built for each platform, the flow of the app is much more natural.Octos Global is one of the best App developing company in USA which helps businesses fulfill their IT Development and Software Development goals by providing them appropriate solutions. Their service portfolio consists of providing reliable solutions for mobile development, custom software development, software testing and more. The company which today is one of the renowned app development company is US based in California. For any services regarding software development solutions or mobile app development solutions, reach out to them here.

Let Innovation be the Name of the Game this 2020

Posted on January 3, 2020
Kevin Bell

Looking forward to 2020

This 2020 is all about invention, innovation creativity and originality. The last decade has seen a massive transformation in the mobile application segment. From mobile applications being developed for gaming to banking to traveling, there seems to be no dearth of mobile applications. Mobile applications development has changed the way we use our mobile phones to the way we interact with the applications available.

The technology used to develop these applications also has seen a substantial transformation and the latest in this seems to be the native application development technology that has become a crowd favorite.

Mobile application development is a sector that seems to be growing at an extremely fast pace and will continue to grow in the coming years. Mobile application development is interlinked with technology and technology is interlinked with our phones. As long as we have smart phones, there is going to be a requirement for mobile applications and the need to develop mobile applications.

Mobile Applications Continue to Surprise

Mobile application and development of these applications has shown some tremendous growth and due to the increase in the demand of the applications there is a need to develop mobile applications that are of superior quality and applications that look to enhance the experience of the users. Mobile applications not only help the users but also the developers to gather and assimilate information.

What should you look forward to?

The beacon technology, the 5G services,  mobile applications for wearable devices, artificial intelligence making mobile applications smarter, along with mobile application development of combining the artificial and virtual reality into the mobile applications, there is a lot for the segment to offer in the coming year.

Not only in terms of mobile applications but the technology used to build these applications is also undergoing a transformation. The native application technology is a platform which allows you to customize features based on the software for which the application is being developed.

The way we use and interact with our applications is going to change this year and the applications are going to be more interactive, technologically enhanced and with features never experienced before.

2020 is all about 5G

The most exciting development is going to be the launch of the 5G technology that is going to be the highlight of the year. Not only is going to be faster and better, it will also ensure data security along with an improvised experience of using the gaming and augmented reality applications. It is set to raise the bars and the expectations and speculation around this technology has begun.

Beacon Technology- the Potential for Opportunities

Combined with the Internet of Things and integrated into the mobile application development, this technology is a potential landmine of opportunities. This is a technology that uses wireless transmitters to send signals using the location and GPS of the mobile phones about the proximity of businesses in and around one’s location. This technology is being used in many retail sectors where they develop and integrate this technology into their mobile applications. Travel, healthcare and hospitality are some of the sectors where this technology is being used.

Artificial Intelligence and More

 It is being estimated that the AI global market will reach $190 billion by 2025. (https://medium.com/@patricianeil248/top-mobile-app-trends-for-2020).

With such a large amount of funds being invested in this technology, mobile application development is dynamically integrating this technology into their applications. This has led to the development of smarter and superior applications. It has also proven to be a great boon to businesses, by allowing them to offer services such as tools to analyze consumer behavior and patterns along with maintaining and storing large amounts of data among other services.

Instant Applications on the Rise

An application that can be used without being downloaded, yes, they are a reality and are going to be the next big thing in 2020. They serve a dual purpose, one as a prototype or a trail run for the actual mobile application and also allows developers to gauge the response of the users, but also are effective and highly efficient as they are smaller in size. Some of the instant applications developed on the native application technology have brilliant features and have proven to be better than applications that require to be downloaded.

2020 the year of Mobile Applications

Without a doubt, 2020 is going be proven as extraordinary year for mobile applications and mobile application development. This year is going to be full of surprises and revelations of what to look forward to in this segment. The mobile applications bar is raised and platforms such as native technology on which these mobile applications are developed are also ensuring that they upgrade and integrate these changes onto their platform. This is just the tip of the iceberg and there is a lot more to look forward to.

Elements to Consider While Selecting Between Hybrid or Native Applications

Posted on October 1, 2019
Kevin Bell

Evolution and transformation are the law of nature. We are evolving transforming and growing every day. Changes are an inevitable part of this journey. Mobile phones a few years ago considered to be a luxury element have become a necessity today. Mobile phones have become a way of life. The applications available on these smart phones today is so advanced that they can perform transactions by the click of a simple button. The mobile application segment is performing well and continues to grow, and this might just be the tip of the iceberg, where a lot more is left to be yet discovered.

Since this segment is so vast and involves an in depth and thorough knowledge of the technology used, lets break it down to the basics.

In the applications development sector, usually applications that are developed are based on native applications or hybrid applications.

What are native applications and hybrid applications:

Native applications:

An application built for specific mobile phones and that are directly installed onto the mobile phones are called native applications (applications built specifically for the android or iOS platforms, downloaded and installed via Google play or the App store). It’s an application developed to perform a precise task on a specific platform.

Hybrid Applications:

Hybrid applications are built for web use. They are commonly called as web pages.

These are operated through the native browser (UIWebView for iOS and WebView for android). These applications need not be downloaded and installed they open through their browsers.

Be it native application development or hybrid application development, both have their uses, advantages and disadvantages.

As applications need to be developed in either a native application or hybrid application, how should business and developers choose what is the best platform to build these applications is the main question.

Choosing between hybrid and native application:

While choosing between hybrid and native applications a few fundamentals such as cost to develop, the difficulty levels to code and build a software for these applications, the risk involved and the return on investing in such applications needs to be looked into.

Know your target audience:

Before an application is built or developed, we need to know at whom the application we are developing is targeted at. Knowing an audience and how would you like your application to be perceived by them, what will be your marketing strategies, all these also add into the overall approach of which type of an application you can choose. Having information about who your users are plays a vital role, once you know the audience for the application you can they help narrow down on what type of application is suitable for your target audience.

Cost of developing:

Application development is a lengthy process, as involves a lot of market survey and research. Also, to build and develop an application, you require the right tools and equipment’s along with the expertise of developers which are expensive and need a lot of investment in terms of funds. The software on which these applications are built is also expensive, thus its important to know how expensive it will be to build hybrid or native applications. Therefore, businesses and developers need to decide which to choose.

 Performance:

 Native applications and hybrid applications perform differently as they are built and developed differently. Based on the type of application, for example if it’s a gaming application, then it’s better to go for a native application, as the performance for gaming applications is better on native applications in terms of speed, features and upgrades. Also, native applications have the added advantage of not being dependent on other platforms except the device they are built for. Therefore, it’s important to know which application will perform how on the hybrid or native platform.

Competitor’s Applications:

Its important to while entering a market or developing an application who your competitors are and what features they offer. this gives an idea of how they have built their application, what makes them so popular and which platform they have used to build their application on. Once you get a framework of this, you can further improvise on building your application and how to better it and whether a hybrid or a native application will give you an edge over other similar applications

 Therefore, while choosing between a hybrid or a native application, above factors should be taken into consideration.  Based on what the business and developers are looking and how they want their application to be perceived they need to choose between the two. Both hybrid and native come with their share of risks and returns.

A new wave of technology:

React Native application development is a platform that is used to write and code applications for both iOS and android application. React native is steadily gaining popularity and momentum, as it opens a whole new world of opportunities. Not only can you develop applications simultaneously for both platforms, it also brings in the best features of native application development. This is a platform to look out for as it bridges and covers a lot of gaps. Here it’s a two-fold advantage, as it becomes easier for the developer to develop applications and the applications can be built on both iOS platform and android platform.

 Conclusion

In the world of applications, where it’s a race to the top, and fast it becomes extremely important to choose correctly and more importantly to choose what fits best in the framework of your requirements. Choosing the right platform can be the difference between success and failure.   Every platform has its hits and misses, no platform is perfect but how well you choose will make or break your application.

We at Octos Global look into the need’s requirements and features of our clients and develop applications be it of the hybrid, native or react native variety with detailed precision. Our aim is to convert the idea of our client into their dream application and making sure we do not miss any check mark from our end. We believe in going above and beyond our clients expectation, in delivering world class applications.