Mobile is everything today! Handheld devices are no more just a communication device but a gateway to the territory of redefining business, e-commerce and promise exceptional potential for creating unique value for businesses. Today there is a massive user shift in the direction of mobile applications driving businesses towards the most remarkable transformation initiatives ever in history. During this rapid pace of technological evolution calls for a steep adoption need for enterprise mobility across industries, substantial business risk and challenges are to be expected, as in any reaction to disruption. With our years of strong engineering heritage and long-standing expertise in mobile application development, we offer following mobile services at Fidenz.
A ‘native’ app is an application developed for a specific mobile operating system or device, and takes advantage of the interfaces or APIs exposed by the devices’ OS. The advantages of a ‘native app’ is that as it is written for a specific operating system, it can fully leverage the features and services specific for the target device/Operating System, whereas the flip side is that the app won’t be portable to any other mobile OS. For example, a ‘native app’ designed for Android can’t be ported to iOS or Windows Mobile, and vice versa. Therefore, an enterprise has to be absolutely sure about the predominant mode of its users’ mobile access, before embarking on a ‘native app’ development, which could be a very expensive proposition.
When selecting between native, web or hybrid, we have our own criterias to decide what suits best for each project scenario. We bring in the decision frameworks developed in Mobile Strategy and Mobile Design help us with selecting most appropriate type of application and areas to give importance based on the vision of the company for its future.