More than half of mobile applications the coming years will be hybrid apps, which present an interesting balance in web development

Future mobile applications

One of the key decisions you need to make when implementing a mobile event app is deciding which type of app will best meet your objective.

For a meeting planner, it is important to have a basic understanding of the types of apps including the pros and cons as you work with you mobile app developer during the selection process.

The current situation, in which access to the internet from mobile devices is universalizing, has created a need in enterprises to increase their presence on those devices through applications, becomes essential to know to decide which of the three types of possible applications, namely, native, web applications or hybrid is more convenient for our business. Then we turn to do a recap on the different types of applications and why use one or the other. While some companies believe that mobile applications development priorities should be focused or in a mobile site or an application, the reality is that consumers are using two channels, so that an integrated approach is presented as a possible solution.

What is a mobile application?

A mobile application is a writing software for mobile devices that performs a specific task, such as a game, a calendar, a music player, etc.

Defines the native app as one that is specifically designed to run on the operating system of a device and the firmware of the machine, and that usually has to be adapted for different devices. A Web application or a browser application, is one in which all or some parts of the programs are downloaded from the Web whenever it runs. By lo General, is accessible from all Web-enabled mobile devices applications hybrid hybrid apps, also known as web apps, are optimized applications for look good through the screens of mobile devices. Hybrid applications are not installed inside smartphones, however, when we access it, the aesthetic and very similar to the native apps. Why confusion can become.

What is the technical difference between the two?

For example, a native application developed for the iPhone will have to run on its proprietary iOS platform, or in the case of many on the Symbian platform Nokia devices or Windows phone, and so on. A web application, however, tends to be coded in a language that is interpreted by the browser, such as the HTML with JavaScript.

An interesting noteworthy point is that, while the architectural differences will probably remain between a native app and a Web, but for some time the user experience provided by each interface is becoming more blurred. Many native applications use Web connectivity in real time, and Web applications offer modes offline (offline) which you can access without connection to the network. As a result, some of these applications are known as applications hybrid.

 Mobile application platforms
Today, mobile apps developers tend to choose between native developments for each OS and HTML5-based web applications. However, the road seems to be the integration of both concepts in a hybrid model.

More than half of the mobile applications that's used in 2016 will be hybrid apps, which will present an interesting balance of HTML5-based web development and the potential of native apps.

And is that, while the development of native applications provides a better experience to the user and higher performance, excessive fragmentation in development and disparities among the functions offered some terminals and others may be a counterproductive factor. On the contrary, HTML5 promises a unique experience, regardless of platform or operating system, but fails when working offline and with graphics or animations of level.

For developers and creative companies of applications, there are many advantages of web apps. Instead of developing a separate app for each mobile platform, they could develop a single app in HTML5 which could be used in all types of platform. This app update is also more easily and quickly, since you can do directly without having to be approved by each brand on the market.

For this reason, more and more the developments will be oriented to a hybrid model that you extract the best from each of them. In that sense, the consulting firm Gartner believes that (combining market-personal and professional), 50% of apps will have both technologies within just three years.

However, developers who dream with facilities to create a single app face a big problem: visibility. The owners of platforms such as Apple and Google, not interested in that native apps will cease to exist, since mobile usage revolves around its own apps stores. If Web apps become a regulation, that would mean a great loss of income for these companies. Without being in the apps stores, becomes more difficult to reach the users.

 Mobile application platforms