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Smartphone Application Development Options

There is continuous discussion around which technology is good for developing mobile apps. Irrespective of your choice, it is important to adequately research and confirm your assumptions as each technology has its positives and negatives .

HRD Minister Launches Several Mobile Apps, Web-Based Platforms

In line with the Modi government's Digital India initiative, Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry Saturday launched a number of mobile apps and web-based platforms allowing students to access study material online, and parents to keep a track of the performance and attendance of their children.

Start-ups refocus on mobile web as app-only strategy loses fizz

Flipkart has restarted its mobile website; Myntra also plans to do so soon New Delhi/Bengaluru: Apps, as e-commerce companies told anyone who cared to listen, were the future. Many put their money where their mouths were, altogether withdrawing from the mobile web.

Mobile: Native Apps, Web Apps, and Hybrid Apps

Summary: Native and hybrid apps are installed in an app store, whereas web apps are mobile-optimized webpages that look like an app. Both hybrid and web apps render HTML web pages, but hybrid apps use app-embedded browsers to do that. In the mobile realm, you'll hear often terms like native app or web app, or even hybrid app.

Web Apps Are the Future

Native mobile apps require storage space, an internet connection, and often need several data-heavy updates. Tim Evko says we should adopt web apps instead.

Why Progressive Web Apps Are The Future Of Web Development - ARC

Application Shell Architecture will replace the need for hybrid apps. Apps are fast and the mobile websites are slow. In 2015, this particular problem has been one of the prime conversations in Web and app publishing and development. Facebook Instant Articles is theoretically predicated on speed.

AWS Device Farm Now Tests Browser-Based Apps on iOS and Android Devices

Amazon Web Services launched the AWS Device Farm this July to provide support for testing native and hybrid applications on iOS and Android devices. The AWS Device Farm provides the ability to test apps in the cloud against a large collection of real phones and tablets without the complexity and expense of deploying and maintaining device labs and automation infrastructure.

Native or Web-Based? Selecting the Right Approach for Your Mobile App

So you've decided to create a mobile application. Whether it is an extension of an existing digital offering (like a website) or a killer stand-alone app, there is a fundamental decision that needs to be made right away that will play a crucial role in the long-term success of the endeavor: whether it will be built as a "native" or "web-based" app.

Comparison of Mobile Frameworks

Mobile web apps are built using HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3. It have various advantages like use of common code base which make it easier to maintain, compatibility with older mobile devices, etc

Can We Please Stop Fighting The Native vs. Web App Wars?

James Long, a developer at Mozilla (and proponent of the web), insists that the mobile Web will never compete with native app development. Ever. While Long is intentionally provocative with his prophecies, he may also be correct. At the same time, it's increasingly clear that this debate does not matter.