Appery.io to Developers: Happy Xmas, the HTML5 vs. Native War Is Over

Great article by Adrian Bridgwater on Apepry.io adding support for Ionic Framework and low code platforms.

While ‘low code’ platforms are often thought to enjoy a lower level of serious interest from the hardcore developer community (yes, even in the face of a popularised visual based coding practices), Appery.io’s ability to use Apache Cordova and provide access to more native device capabilities is good news, as is the firm’s total combination of software application development tools, backend services (there are plug ins too) and its ability to bring forward template (or you could say ‘predefined’) integration options with other third party services. Did we mention visual data binding too? No – ok, well that’s in there too. The SDK integration here with Ionic may not quite be the one-for-all programming panacea that it is being positioned to be, but Salesforce is a fan and this company is growing in stature. If it can reign in the big claims and keep its code base stable, things could stay interesting.

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You Probably Didn’t Know These Apps Were Hybrid

You probably didn’t know that Amazon App Store, Evernote, Twitter and other are hybrid apps. Read 8 High Performance Apps You Never Knew Were Hybrid.

Mobile App Development Choices

A great post from the PhoneGap team on different choices to be considered when choosing a mobile strategy. The article reviews five mobile app approaches:

  1. Native Mobile App
  2. Web Mobile App
  3. Hybrid Mobile App
    1. Web hybrid mobile apps
    2. Native hybrid mobile apps

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Why Do HTML5 Mobile Apps Have a Bad Reputation?

A great post by Josh Morony (site, Twitter) on why HTML5 mobile apps get bad reputation. The truth is HTML5 is great for mobile apps, make sure to read the article.

Four Questions to Ask before Hiring an App Development Company

Like any business project, when you’re in the market for a mobile app development company, it pays to ask some important questions beforehand. Do they have the right tools and experience to meet your needs? Will their process work with your company’s process? How cost-effective and timely are they? Asking the right questions will give you a clear picture of whether the company will work best with your budget, your requirements, and your own team. In order to make the best decision for your company, you should ask these four questions.

Building Responsive Mobile Apps with Bootstrap, AngularJS, and PhoneGap

Are you developing with responsive design in mind?

Responsive mobile apps are the new standard, but building them without understanding the proper tools can be daunting. To ensure you are up to the challenge, take a look at the following tools. Especially when used in conjunction with the new Appery.io Visual Builder, these tools can help you create some fantastically responsive mobile apps.

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Bootstrap

Twitter’s Bootstrap is the reigning king of responsive UI frameworks – you can easily go from desktop to tablet to smartphone, since Bootstrap adapts to the change in platforms and their screen sizes quickly and efficiently.

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The 7 Pains of Developing Mobile Apps (and How to Solve Them)

Mobile apps are on a trajectory the likes of which have yet to be charted. Digi-Capital forecasts that by 2017, the mobile app market will reach $70 Billion of global revenue, with non-game apps to double revenue share from 26% to 51%. This will be made possible by 2017’s expected 200 billion app downloads. Currently, mobile apps account for 82% of the overall time spent on daily media consumption. Needless to say, enterprises are scurrying to develop mobile apps to secure their share of this rapidly growing ecosystem. Due to haste, misguidance, and industry fragmentation, there are a number of pains plaguing the mobile app development process. Solving these problems is critical to developing apps with the potential for scalable success. Continue reading “The 7 Pains of Developing Mobile Apps (and How to Solve Them)”

Top Three Challenges in Enterprise Mobile App Development in 2015

 

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Enterprises are adopting mobile technologies at an unprecedented rate. As Business News Daily recently reported, 1.3 billion workers will go mobile by 2015, and with that massive number, the need for enterprise mobile apps can only skyrocket.

With that increase, many mobile app developers will be called upon to create internal mobile enterprise apps. These apps have many requirements and considerations that differ from the typical app destined for the public app stores. In this article, we will take the top three challenges and share some tips on how to meet these challenges:

  1. Security
  2. User Interface
  3. Choosing a Development Technology

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