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I require an awesome mobile app

I agree with you 100%. Let me develop you that awesome mobile app you are looking for. I now specialise in native and hybrid developed mobile applications. As with all my previous software projects, I deliver 100% working, stable, secure & quick mobile applications. Scalable and future proof and built on the latest technologies.

So yes, even you can also have a decent developed mobile application for your available budget. It is just going to depend on how many apples we can add to the basket. Otherwise, we add extra apples over phases, starting with the important ones first.

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Finally, developing awesome mobile apps

Finally, developing awesome mobile apps

I can now deliver to you that risk free mobile solutions that are easily maintainable and allow for further enhancements and features with hardly very little to no compatible issues. Even if there is any, I will resolve it as I always do.

My new development tools also work with existing SaaS services to remove all the maintenance headaches usually involved with software development, like hosting, security, and server maintenance.

I have learned to work more efficiently and smarter, with the right set of tools to deliver at the same scale as a small development team. Which in return makes my development services more affordable with the same or even better results.

It requires no rocket science to develop for mobile.

You do not require a degree in rocket science to develop for mobile platforms. I can deliver mobile applications with quicker turnaround times than going via traditional pathways off developing separately for each mobile OS. Writing an iOS app with Objective-c or Android app with Java.

Mobile application development has the same complexity as developing web-based applications or even websites. It comes down to developing for another platform with some structural differences.

Deep down the software fundamentals, principles, the design, and the framework I use are still the same. It does not matter if its web-based or mobile; The complexity will depend on how complex the app needs to be.

Yes, mobile application development takes longer to achieve due to the more testing it requires for the different devices. Especially if you need to plugin-into the hardware functionality for the GPS, the camera, the other sensors, or the local storage. If it needs to talk to external services and databases, it will require more time to develop. Just like any other app that requires some degree of complexity.

The development time would come down to what type of environment you will require or choose, may that be native or hybrid. Since hybrid apps are web-based apps that run inside a native container on the OS, they will run and look the same for all platforms. So it requires less intensive development, styling and testing, which makes it much more affordable and quicker to develop than native apps.

The technology differences in mobile app development

Native mobile applications

A native mobile application is an app that was developed to integrate natively into a operating system. It takes on the operating systems’ native features, functionality & style.

Traditional native development required coding in a program language that the operating system could understand. So you needed to code for each operating system separately. Not so anymore.

Hybrid Mobile Application

Hybrid Application, also known as a web-based container app, is an app that is developed using web-based coding technologies like HTML, CSS & JavaScript.

In my scenario, I use React that is more advanced and flexible to deliver hybrid or web-based applications.

Why I use React and React Native.

I am using React to develop a hybrid mobile application and React Native to develop native mobile applications.

JavaScript was used to develop React and React Native. To transcode or compile the code for Android or iOS, the developers of React Native, build functional components and API-based components that we as developers can interact with. These same components also exist in Java and Objective-c to accept any commands, parameters coming from React. This is how the magic occurs when the code is transcoded and compiled.

n return, these components translate the “JavaScript code” into Java for Android and Objective-C for iOS. Basically, it acts as a language translator. Delivering a very good job.

Almost all the features you require developing native applications using Java (Android) or Objective-C (iOS) is already created for you. All you need to know as the client is that the final code that’s compiled for either Android or iOS has being perfected by the software engineers that developed React Native. For example, a button-asset (“button that you click”) can only be coded to perfection so many times. So why try to create it from scratch again? There is no point in reinventing the wheel. Therefore, you do not have to code for each operating system separately. That “problem” has already been “solved”; It does not require solving again.

However, some coding intervention is still required for Android and iOS apps in Android Studio and X-code for adding additional plugins. I use Android Studio and X-code to render the apps in a virtual environment for viewing and testing. Finally, using to same development environment to compile and publish to the app stores.

What I love about React/React-Native is that every single element of the app comprises small building blocks to form one big application. KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) is strongly applied within the structure of React and React Native. The reason for this is, so that code for the app is easily maintainable and easily understandable for other developers.

It also makes it possible to upgrade your application with ease somewhere in the future. When another developer needs to continue development on your app, they will spend a much lesser time learning the structure of your app.

Something to take note off. None of my projects are ever outsourced. I am the sole developer for all the projects I take on.

Interested? Get in touch with me over here: Contact Me

Want to find out more?: Mobile Application Development Natively or via Web container.