Coder of Salvation™ — programming / opensource / console / minimal
Mobile webapps are great
Developing native apps which are only informative is usually a waste of money
What are native apps
Native apps are apps made for a particular platform (as in
iOS). They need a particular programmer which has experience with that particular platform.
Benefits native apps
great for on-the-edge technology
fastest computing speed
What are informative apps?
Apps which just do basic stuff like displaying information, pictures, sounds and video.
What are webapps?
Webapps are basically HTML5/Webkit-applications which are supported by all major smartphone/tabletdevices.
Advantages of webapps over native apps
write once, run on all platforms (android/iphone/tablet/younameit)
need no approval from third parties (
therefore transparent deadlines
therefore faster developmenttime than native apps
I did several projects, and I'm quite enthousiast about this webapps-movement. Eventhough its pretty new, I already had quite some satisfied customers.
Why do I think its the bomb?
runs on ALL mobile platforms (iphone/android/etc)
faster development then native apps
your app is never going to be rejected by applestore, this happens very often
more control regarding deadlines
faster development, you can update without getting approval
cheaper then native app (which starts around 15.000$)
step by step marketing: first webapp, then maybe app later
You have been warned
As you might have noticed, webapps are NOT native apps, and are NOT submitted to any (apple) store. Because of that, you have to consider the following things:
needs extra packaging to submit to (apple)store (if this is part of your business plan)
partially support for specific phone-features (soon camera/3d hardwareacceleration will come though)
Other then that, its the next step since the applestore's restrictions are getting more and more strict (because of the growing amount of apps).
Mobile webapps is what you should look for in the 1st place nowadays!
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