Are you planning your mobile strategy? First, you will have to decide between coding your app on mobile devices or on multi platforms tools.
Why native mobile apps? Learn the benefits of developing these kinds of applications!
- Better performance: When coding in the native language you are able to make the most of the functionality and the speed for which the original functions are capable of on the specific platforms, without compromising the considerations of other platforms.
- Better use of the specific platform functionality: As you are writing in the native code, you can make use of all the little resources available within the specific platform; this may not be possible when considering generic multiplatform code.
- Time to market for new features: As soon as functionality is available in the platform, you can make use of it, without waiting for a third party to catch up.
- No commitment to any vendor (commit to the Platform): If you use a multiplatform tool usually you are marrying the vendor that provides the tool, placing your solution at the mercy of your provider’s decision of what to include in the tool kit, schedule and financial stability.
- Market Uncertainty: In case of mobile, it’s not certain which device and OS will last, and which ones make sense to your organization to support. You may need to use a strategic device, which suddenly will not make business sense for your third party.
- Real State: Own your code, reuse it. By coding on in the native language you own the real state, you can reuse it, port it, without the dependencies of a third party.
- Best practices of each platform: Many times multiplatform tools have to sacrifice functionality and even best practices to find a common minimum denominator that can be executed on multiple devices, in these scenarios all the platforms lose something.
- Use development standards your organization understand: Another advantage of writing native code in house is that you can implement development standards that your organization understands and are familiar with.
- Smaller code better use of the internal resources faster: Usually the multiplatform solutions need extra components to make the process generic for every platform, this increases size of the applications and the amount of resources required to run the app.
- New language either way: Most of the other tools will require the developer to learn another language, so why not to learn the native one? Usually at the end it is always necessary to tweak the solution or to make adjustments that can only be done by somebody with the Native language knowledge.
- Quality: When giving attention to details, these multiplatform solutions may look great on one device, but then, they look just ‘ok’ on some others. Are you going to allow just an ‘ok’ look? By writing your native code for all the platforms, you can insure that they can look great in all of them.
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