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What You Need to Know About Hybrid Mobile Applications

Mobile applications are more powerful than ever, and current frameworks have allowed for a nearly seamless transition from the web, desktop, and phone, opening an array of opportunities for today’s businesses.

A cost-effective, yet efficient way to build a high-quality mobile application is to consider hybrid mobile application development. In this method, the development team writes a single app that can be deployed to an array of platforms, i.e., iOS, Android or Windows.

A key benefit of a hybrid mobile application is that a single code base is much easier to maintain than three separate codes bases. Using a write-once approach and utilizing UI components, your mobile application’s code base can easily be architected for growth, flexibility, security, and performance.

For end-users, you’re providing a consistent and seamless experiences across devices for the convenience of use. This includes aspects of your mobile application such as appearance, behavior with context, touch, gestures, search, and voice interaction.

Once you’ve decided what you want from your mobile application and have selected the appropriate framework, popular ones right now are React and Ionic, you’ll need to take the next step. Next steps may include gathering requirements, user testing, engaging stakeholders and reviewing backend considerations.

If you are not sure where to start or having trouble envisioning the solution, you may want to consider talking to a software strategist. An experienced software strategist can work with you to create a blueprint and roadmap that details an iterative software development approach. The right strategist has extensive experience and expertise in envisioning, designing and developing a well thought out mobile application.

If you’d like to connect with a strategist or have questions, email me at eve at openarc dot net.

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