Mobile Application Development

Mobile usage is doubling every year since 2009 and is set to surpass PCs in the next 4 years! Are you still thinking? Talk to us about your mobile needs now!
Looking for end-to-end mobile strategy definition and implementation? Confused between native mobile apps vs. hybrid mobile apps? We can help!

Mobile devices are an indispensable medium to reach customers and build strong business relationships with your customers. Given the speed of technological advancements, mobile presence is an ever-evolving and a continuous process where in First-Time-Right (FTR) and Time To Market (TTM) are pivotal to your business' mobile presence.

Over the past years, we have been working on a variety of mobile apps ranging from iOS and Android to Windows and Hybrid Apps.

Below image shows a quick overview of our mobile technology spectrum:

Technology

Android
Android SDK,Android Native Development Kit (NDK), Android DT (ADT);
iOS
iPhone SDK,Cocoa Touch;
Windows Phone
NET Compact Framework;
BlackBerry
Java ME,BlackBerry SDK;
Mobile Web
ASP.NET, JavaScript, C#, PHP, Ruby on nails, AJAX, Flash, Silverlight;

Languages

Android
JAVA, C/C++, XML;
iOS
Objective-C;
Windows Phone
C++, C#, Visual Basic;
BlackBerry
Java;
Mobile Web
Javascript, C#, PHP, Ruby;

Tools

Android
Eclipse
iOS
Xcode
Windows Phone
MS Visual Studio
BlackBerry
BlackBerry Java DE, Eclipse, BlackBerry Theme Studio
Mobile Web
Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, Idea, RubyMind, Adobe Flash;

In the recent past, Hybrid mobile apps have become quite popular due to their cost efficacy and reduced TTM (Time To Market). The table below compares the 2 different approaches:

Native Mobile Apps

Hybrid Mobile Apps

Is written using platform specific language e.g. iOS or Java (for Android)
Is written using web technologies such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript, but leverage device-specific, native frameworks.
Individual builds are required for each platform
A single build can be used to fork software for different mobile platforms.
Relatively costlier as each platform requires a separate build out
Relatively cost-effective as a single build can be used to port to a variety of platforms
Some examples: Angry Birds, Shazam, Instagram
Some examples: Facebook, TuneIn Radio, LinkedIn

Native Mobile Apps

  • Is written using platform specific language e.g. iOS or Java (for Android)
  • Individual builds are required for each platform
  • Relatively costlier as each platform requires a separate build out
  • Some examples: Angry Birds, Shazam, Instagram

Hybrid Mobile Apps

  • Is written using web technologies such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript, but leverage device-specific, native frameworks.
  • A single build can be used to fork software for different mobile platforms.
  • Relatively cost-effective as a single build can be used to port to a variety of platforms
  • Some examples: Facebook, TuneIn Radio, LinkedIn

We help our customers define their mobile strategy, implement, maintain and evolve with time. Did you have a need that we could assist you with? Please get in touch with us today!