In today’s world, there is an overwhelming quantity of options available for mobile app development. Identifying the best mobile app development provider comes down to the desires of the business and can vary based on implementation speed and cost, to final product quality. To understand the differences, begin by choosing whether to develop a Progressive Web App or a Mobile App. Both have their place, so here are some facts to consider:
If the app doesn’t require the functionality of smartphone features, such as cameras or microphones, it may make more sense to develop a progressive web application. Web apps allow you to avoid app store memberships, fees, and restrictions when it comes to each software program. However, while web apps offer advantages, such as performing all of the necessary functions utilizing a web browser instead of requiring users to install additional software, there are also disadvantages.
Progressive web apps are limited by the functionality of the browser and can only be used on the supporting browser(s) they are created to work within. Should there be updates to one browser and not another, your end-users could be forced to change from a browser they use (and possibly prefer) to another just to use your app.
Alternatively, mobile apps provide a fast, feature-rich experience that progressive web apps may have problems matching. With new software development platforms that deploy native apps, these apps use precisely the same code across all platforms for phones and tablets. Another advantage is that Push Notifications are easier to implement when used on native apps. While building a custom mobile app does require both back-end and front-end development resources to create feature-rich user experiences, they may be worth it in the long run.
At FocustApps, we help you understand the differences offered by these options by providing you with consultation on Mobile or Progressive Web apps. We take the time to understand your specific needs and requirements, then give you the knowledge to select the best fit for your solution. Contact us to learn more information on how to decide between mobile or progressive apps.