Smooth Developments can help you create your next iPhone or iPad mobile application
Looking to develop a mobile application specifically for the iPhone or iPad?
We develop your mobile application in IOS’s native programming language Objective-C and help you publish your application to the iTunes store.
Smooth Developments can help you create your next Android mobile application
Are you a fan of Google and want to develop your mobile application for Android based mobile phones?
We also develop in Android’s native programming language Java and can help you publish your application to the Google Play store.
Smooth Developments can help you create your next Windows mobile application
Looking to tick off the top three or just love Microsoft Phones and Microsoft Surface?
We develop in Microsoft’s native programming language (.NET) and can help you publish your application to the Microsoft store
Smooth Developments can help you create a hybrid mobile application that can be deployed to multiple platforms from a single build.
Looking for a simple and cost effective solution that will allow you to publish your mobile application across multiple platforms in one build? We develop in a variety of open source hybrid solutions that allow just that.
Check out the Native vs Hybrid section below for more information on the pros and cons of this option.
Smooth Developments can help you determine the best solution for your mobile application
Native vs Hybrid App Development
There are currently three main players in the mobile application arena, namely:
- Apple (IOS)
- Google (Android)
Each platform has its own operating system and its own native programming language.
The main benefits for developing a mobile application in its native language is performance.
Native apps are compiled into machine code which gives the best performance you can get from the mobile phone.
This includes things like:
- fast and fluid animations
- full access to the phone hardware
- multi-touch input
- and the latest APIs
One of the biggest drawbacks for developing a mobile application in its native language is that the end result can only be published to a single platform. This means that if you wanted to develop your application for both IOS (Apple) and Android (Google) you would have to develop the application in each platform’s native language (basically meaning double the work).
To counter this problem, there is another option known as hybrid solutions. These hybrid solutions are tools which make it possible to create mobile applications that are compatible with all three operating systems and only require a single development process. Whilst this sounds great at first, this process does come with some pretty major downfalls.
The performance of the application is much slower than the native application and you are also limited as to which mobile features you can access (since they need to be compatible across multiple devices and API’s). This means that you may not be able to access all the features available to the iPhone, because an Android based device may not accommodate that feature.
Hybrid solution are generally only used when creating more simplified mobile applications and we will always advise whether this solution is suitable for your requirements or not.