Apps, Web Apps and APIs
Software Development & Consulting
App development is indispensable for every enterprise. Today at least Android and iOS have to be supported. The future of Windows Phone is uncertain but it has also be taken under consideration as a third platform. And, also don’t forget the web. This created a market for tool makers to simplify the cross platform development. This blog investigates tools and concepts for app development and makes recommendations for positioning.
Version 2.3 of the EuroAirport App Available in App Store and Google Play - now also with Push Notifications Support
The latest update of the EuroAirport App supports push notifications to notify users when a flight status changes. The app is developed with HTML5 and Apache Cordova (PhoneGap). The Android, iOS and the Windows Phone app use the same source code.
PhoneGap (Apache Cordova) is the tool which is becoming the standard in the market to develop native apps with HTML5. Modern HTML5 frameworks, a constantly growing amount of plugins and the support of the big players lead to a wide acceptance of hybrid apps. This blog describes experiences developing native apps with HTML5.
The development of hybrid apps leads to less development and maintanance cost compared to the app development with the native programming languages (Objective-C, Java, C#). With a one time software development effort Android, iOS and Windows Phone will be supported. What does this mean in numbers?
With the launch of the new iPhone 6 mobile phones also Apple started to support NFC (Near Field Communication). Is the time ready to develop apps which will use NFC to communicate securely between two devices?
The DNAWeightControl App is the companion app for the DNAWeightControl test - a genetical analysis of the metabolism based on the DNA. The app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play. The iOS app and the Android app have been developed with the same source code.
Our cartoon explains why it makes sense to develop apps with web technologies. Have a good time watching it!
Web Apps are websites which are developed with modern web technologies. The user experience of a well developed web app can be compared to a native mobile App or to a Windows/Mac application on the desktop.