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At present, technology is a sector that is booming and it is increasingly something that is more present in companies regardless of their field. Presence, positioning and brand image are now determined with the use of technology, more and more companies are developing applications in order to achieve differentiation from their competition.
It is for this reason that Hyperlink InfoSystem uses different technologies such as web and multiplatform applications when providing I.T solutions for businesses.
Web Application Development
Web Application Development focuses on the design, development and implementation environments and maintenance of websites. In this way, the frontend is created, that is, the visible part of the web and also the backend, that is, the entire development set that ensures that the web environment works and that it does so correctly.
A web app is an optimized web page. Thanks to this, through the same programming code it adapts to any device with any operating system. It is important to note that it is not necessary to download it since the app is accessed through a browser making them accessible from any browser.
Cross-platform Application Development
Multiplatform Application Development refers to the development of applications for mobile devices. These can be implemented on various devices and platforms, both on mobile phones and in browsers.
Cross-platform applications only need a single development for any device, that is, the same HTML5 code will be used for any operating system, which favors time savings and economic costs.
Developing a multiplatform application offers the same possibility of developing applications with the same quality and features as web applications.
Difference Between Web And Cross-platform Application Development
The main difference between the development of web and multiplatform application is that the former is executed on the internet, and therefore, it is not necessary to install them. The data with which they work is processed and stored on the web. On the other hand, installation is required for cross-platform application.
As a consequence of this, web applications are closely related to storing data in the cloud since all information is permanently stored on web servers. This, in cross-platform applications, does not happen.
Regarding the objective and design of the application, it is important to note that if the purpose is to find a quick and easy solution, a web application is a good solution since it offers a direct link to the web. Even so, if you need a more complex design or needs, it is advisable to make a multiplatform application.
We can also find different types of applications for each of the developments. As web applications, we find the static, dynamic web, email or content manager among others. A typical example of multiplatform apps are video games adapted to computers but also to mobile devices.
Web applications allow more complex developments, but also, unlike cross-platform applications, they are more expensive.
Choosing Between Web or Native App Solution For Your Business
When it comes to developing a mobile app for Android or iOS, the programmers have a choice. You can develop a separate app for both systems or you can use the advantages of a web-based app. Both variants offer different advantages and disadvantages.
A web app is a specially programmed website. This can be called up on any device with a browser and adapts to the environment. Developers and companies only have to develop an app once, but it still works on almost every device. This means that the cost of app development can be massively reduced. At the same time, more users who can use the app and its functions are reached. Another cost reduction is the elimination of the commission in the Google or Apple app stores. When developers program an app, sales and marketing cost extra. At the same time, app development costs are saved due to the simplicity.
In order to develop web apps, developers need knowledge of HTML5 and other web technologies. However, HTML5 has the advantage of offline storage. This means that an app that has already been loaded can also be used without an internet connection. Web apps are also found with a Google search and can be used directly without additional installation. A shortcut on the home screen as a bookmark replaces the conventional app icon.
While web apps can be published quickly, there are some drawbacks. Certain hardware functions cannot be used and access to sensors is restricted. In addition, push notifications can only be implemented to a limited extent if developers program the app. Web apps reach their limits with larger calculations, high storage space requirements or the display of 3D. Native apps can be used better here.
Develop Native Apps
Native apps are developed for one operating system. This only works on a few devices and must be adapted for every other OS. The cost of a native app is a bit higher, especially if Android and iOS are to be supported.
The advantage of native apps lies in their performance. Complex tasks and high-performance processes are processed quickly. In addition, all sensors and hardware elements can be integrated into the app. Native apps are more suitable when a lot of data is stored and processed, as there is no limit to the memory. If the app convinces many users, the reviews in the app stores can generate new users.
For a low cost, developers should create an app from a website and later develop the native applications.