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Aleksandra March 4, 2019 - App Development

Social media apps have taken up a great part of our lives and the application market already, and their number continues to grow. With the increase of smartphone usage worldwide there have emerged the opportunities for social networks with more advanced features.

As a result, there are many entrepreneurs who cannot miss the chance to be part of the prosperous market and think of building new social media platforms. If you belong to one of them, you are right to be reading this blog post. In this article we are going to tell you how to create a social networking app.

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Aleksandra February 28, 2019 - App Development

A native app, a hybrid app, or a web app? Which one to choose?

The web app solution as opposed to the hybrid or native, is the least expensive option although offers minimum functionality.
A web app is a software program that uses web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), it runs on a web browser, and performs tasks via the internet. Mobile web app development can be used for simple and straightforward projects. Successful mobile web app examples include: Medium, The Washington Post, Gmail, Google Docs, and Flipkart Lite.

On contrary, native apps, though they are the most expensive, provide the best quality, performance, and user interaction. A native is an app that is designed to be fully complied with the guidelines and requirements of a particular operating system. In native app development, apps are built separately for each operating platform. Native development benefits from complete unity with the device and its features, like a camera, contact list, GPS, etc. Native app examples are: Google Maps, LinkedIn, Twitter, Telegram, PokemonGo, etc. These examples have both native Android and iOS apps.

Cross-functional applications are somewhere in between, with a native “feel & look” but with lower performance. This kind of app is a combination of a native and a web app and it is defined as a website at heart with a native app as its external sheath. One difference between a native and a hybrid app is that the latter is developed with the help of HTML, JavaScript, or CSS at its core, and then it is given a thin native shell with WebView to access the native system functionality. Thus, there is no wonder that some of the most well-known applications go with a hybrid application, as opposed to a native or web app. Examples include Amazon, Evernote, and Netflix, each with a high level of user app experience.

The general recommendation is not just to choose the affordable app variant, but rather the one that fits the market needs and provides the biggest value to the target audience.

Here you can discover more details about the differences between native, hybrid and web apps.

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Aleksandra January 29, 2019 - App Development

A question whether to use a native app, a hybrid app or a web app is quite debatable and each option has its advantages and disadvantages. But it is very important to build a product that performs well so that your app could be successful.

In this article you will find the comparison of the unique aspects of native vs hybrid app, as well as native vs web app.

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