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It’s a field of developing software for smartphones and tablets shipped with iOS and Android. Mobile devices are continuously increasing in our everyday lives, so mobile applications are a very important part of a successful business.
Types of Mobile Applications.
Many development technologies are used for mobile applications, but we will discuss and focus on three to better understand their purpose and functionality.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs):
Native Applications (iOS/Android):
Native applications are the foundation of the mobile application development. They offer the highest level of optimization, functionality, and flexibility in terms of features and design. However, they are generally reserved for higher-budget projects with medium to high complexity levels. This is because Android and iOS have distinct systems, necessitating different development efforts. The programming languages used for native applications include Swift and Objective-C for iOS, and Java and Kotlin for Android.
Current trends in mobile development:
Beacons are devices that employ Bluetooth technology to transmit information to mobile devices. Based on the location, beacons can collect data about the target and send personalised information. For example, a beacon of a specific company can send an offer to nearby customers and encourage them to purchase their product.
Artificial intelligence can also become a powerful tool in mobile development. We can already see the results of implementing AI in chatbots and voice assistants. Other AI applications involve cameras and features like facial recognition and object detection. Entertainment can also benefit from this technology, as seen in popular mobile games like “Pokemon GO!”.
Augmented reality and virtual reality
AR and VR are essential staples of mobile development. It can be used for entertainment with dedicated smartphone VR sets and games with augmented reality features. However, their use cases extend beyond that. VR technologies can be extremely useful in learning and training to support understanding. Augmented reality can make a valuable tool for businesses to enhance customer experience.
In recent years, foldable smartphones and phablets have been taking over the mobile market. They offer better portability and a larger work surface. It opens a new world of possibilities for developers to create quality products. However, these modern devices also pose unique challenges in terms of UI design, given that changeable forms must be considered during the process of an app design.
Internet of Things is one of the most important trends across different IT sectors. With the development of intelligent solutions for everyday life and home automation, mobile devices can become versatile hubs controlling other devices like locks or light fixtures. They are also crucial for healthcare devices like heart monitors or popular smart bands for measuring daily activities.
What’s the best choice?
After we know the most common application development technologies, you might be curious about our decision-making process while picking the right technology for your project.
Let’s explore a few examples that illustrate what could be the most suitable option:
Rapid deployment with smooth user experience:
If your goal is to launch the application quickly and not heavily rely on native technologies like GPS or the camera, a PWA might be the ideal choice.
Cross-platform compatibility and native features dependant:
If your application needs to operate seamlessly on Android and iOS while requiring a wide range of features, a Hybrid solution is likely the best fit.
Complex application with high performance in mind:
For highly complex applications where performance is critical and you need to harness advanced mobile features, a Native application may be the way to go.
Things to take note of…
Native approach may seem like a good fit for many cases, but in reality it’s usually the 5% of all applications we have developed so far.
It’s most likely enough to use Hybrid for as much functionality, performance, and maintain a more time and budget-friendly application.
The choice is not always straightforward as it may seem, but we will come out with a suggested solution and provide proper feedback on what’s the motivation behind that.
Our experience in
We have significant experience in the field of mobile application development, and our recent projects demonstrate our versatility and expertise:
Dating Application with BLE-Based Matching:
We successfully developed a dating app using a Hybrid approach, which allowed us a quick launch and fast development. Using React Native, we could take advantage of writing our Native Modules that utilized Beacon technology to match (pair) the app users only if they have met in real life!
Soccer Application utilizing AR (Augmented Reality) and ML (Machine Learning):
Have you ever wished to measure your kicking speed and accuracy? Look no further! Using AR to position the ball on the field and subsequent ML calculations, our application provides soccer performance statistics for each goal-score attempt you have made. The hybrid was a good fit for this as well.
Application for Farmers: We designed a simple PWA
Application aimed at farmers, enabling them to track milk collection from their farms. Our primary objectives were swift delivery, user-friendliness, and minimal feature requirements. PWA proved to be the ideal choice for this purpose.
Application connecting to smart mask for air quality data:
An intelligent air filtering mask with an application to track air pollution and mask battery status. The hybrid approach made the development quick and offered all the features needed to connect the application with the advanced mask our customer provided.
GPS Navigation for milk collectors:
Map with several custom features that let the user have a calculated route navigating to collection points. The level of advancement made us choose the Native approach.
Check out the Case Studies.
Gaze estimation in the wild. Creating a ground-breaking eye-tracking system for in-context market research
Video processing and rendering software with trajectory analysis
Mobile applications are at their peak right now and it seems it’s here to stay. Taking advantage of the current trends can help your business grow and succeed. Looking at the possibilities and mobile application variations, there’s a high chance that one of these would significantly benefit your company grow even more.