What Is App Development?


How many times have you heard it? There’s an app for that. The helpful suggestion offered by a friend who has just heard you complain about some mundane task you’d rather not have to spend your precious free time on in order to get it off of your to-do list.

An app is the common slang term for a software application or software program that can be run on a computer device to accomplish a task easier and more efficiently than we could do it ourselves as mere mortals. If you have a smartphone or computer tablet, you probably have used some game apps, news apps or even map apps to help you find the local coffee shop. Application development is the name of the profession that employs people who design, develop and deploy these computer applications.



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Application development is the process of creating a computer program or a set of programs to perform the different tasks that a business requires. From calculating monthly expenses to scheduling sales reports, applications help businesses automate processes and increase efficiency. Every app-building process follows the same steps: gathering requirements, designing prototypes, testing, implementation, and integration.

Custom Application Development


When off-the-shelf software doesn’t meet specific business requirements, the best option is to go custom. Hire developers to build apps for you, or build on your own with do-it-yourself tools.

To customize software, business owners turn to service providers, who build apps to their specifications. Designing, developing and deploying the perfect application demands an experienced and cohesive team of programmers. Tricasol boasts a deep talent pool of industry-specific technology experts, ready to provide you with the custom application development services you require.Our proprietary methodology allows us to create and manage custom apps faster.App development is never as simple as you think.

End-to-end Custom  app development and application design services. Whether you need a custom, native iOS, Android, Windows app or prefer a cross-platform hybrid app, Tricasol can help.




2. Hybrid apps

Hybrid apps for all platforms altogether with Xamarin, React Native, Ionic, Angular Mobile Sencha Touchetc.



There are 3 types of apps:

1. Native apps

  • iOS on Objective-C or Swift
  • Android on Java
  • Windows Phone on Net

3. Web apps

Web apps as responsive versions of website to work on any mobile device.

Native apps


Such apps are developed for a single mobile operating system exclusively, therefore they are “native” for a particular platform or device. App built for systems like iOS, Android, Windows phone, Symbian, Blackberry can not be used on a platform other than their own. In other words, you won’t be able to use Android app on iPhone.

Main advantage of native apps is high performance and ensuring good user experience as developers use native device UI. Moreover, an access to wide range of APIs that puts no limitation on app usage. Native applications are distinctly accessible from app stores of their kind and have the clear tendency to reach target customers.

Some cons to native apps are higher cost compared to other types of apps – due to the need of creating appduplicates for other platforms, separate support and maintenance for different types of apps resulting in bigger product price.


Features of Native App

Development Cost

Usually higher than hybrid or web, if apps are developed for multiple platforms

Device Features

Native platform code has wide access to any device APIs

CODE PORTABILITY

Commonly code for one platform can’t be used for another

Performance

Native code has wide access to device functionality, while content, structure and visual elements are also stored in.

Device Features

Native platform code has wide access to any device APIs. We have an Expert Team for any kind of development.

MAINTENANCE / UPDATE

Maintenance of app will be as much higher, as much platforms it is developed for




Hybrid Apps


They are built using multi-platform web technologies (for example HTML5, CSS and Javascript). So-called hybrid apps are mainly website applications disguised in a native wrapper. Apps possess usual pros and cons of both native and web mobile applications.

Hybrid multi-platform apps are fast and relatively easy to develop – a clear advantage. Single code base for all platforms ensures low-cost maintenance and smooth updates.  Widely used APIs, like gyroscope, accelerometer, geolocation are available.

On the other hand, hybrid applications lack in performance, speed and overall optimization in comparison to native apps for instance. Also, there are certain design issues due to app inability to look in exactly same way on two or more platforms.


Features of Hybrid Apps

Development Cost

Commonly low cost, but require high skills for hybrid tools for development and deployment.

Device Features

Some APIs benefits are close to hybrid apps, however there are still some that can be used of low level features.

Performance

Apps content is only a wrapper on the used device while most of data should be loaded from a server



Web Apps


These are software applications that behave in a fashion similar to native applications. Web apps use a browser to run and are usually written in HTML5, JavaScript or CSS. These apps redirect a user to URL and offer “install” option by simply creating a bookmark to their page.

Web applications require minimum of device memory, as a rule. As all personal databases are saved on a server, users can get access from any device whenever there is internet connection. That is why the use of web apps with poor connection would result in bad user experience. The drawback is access to not that many APIs for developers, with exception of geolocation and few others.



Features Of Web App

Development Cost

The lowest cost due to single code base

Code Portability

Browser and performance is only a case

Device Features

Only some of device APIs may be used

Trends

Only up to 14% of time users spend on mobile websites and other applications.

Performance

Performance is inextricably linked due to browser work and network connection

Monetization

Monetization may be mostly provided via advertisements or subscriptions.