Developing Mobile Web Apps: When, Why, and How

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 0 Comments

Developing Mobile Web Apps: When, Why, and How
Hey guys! Moving to a slightly different genre over here: I'm glad to share about this collaboration I have with Toptal, a tech company that's been around for about 5 years now, and they cover a variety of topics including programming, finance, business and digital design. You’ll also be interested to know about all their in-depth and high-quality articles that were written by their top-tier web developers and designers. I am a fan of their articles, since my day job is on the Information Communications Technology ICT side. 

First on the list (of many more to come!) is this very interesting article about Mobile Web Applications. If you are like me who dreams about being the next Instagram owner, or perhaps Snapchat, why not, then this post would be a nice starting point to learn. It’s focus talks about mobile app development at its finest – heard of the Web vs. native vs. hybrid mobile apps? It’s time to help me choose which one is the best!

Developing Mobile Web Apps: When, Why, and How
There are 6.8 billion people on the planet, 5.1 billion of whom own a cell phone (source). And today, an ever-growing percentage of these devices are smartphones. According to a recent Pew Research Center Study, the number of users accessing the Internet on their smartphones has more than doubled in the past 5 years, as has the number of users downloading and using mobile apps. Of those who use the Internet or email on their phones, more than a third go online primarily through their handheld devices.

Indeed, mobile computing is becoming increasingly ubiquitous… and it’s awesome.

Except, of course, when it’s not.

As a mobile device user, few things are as frustrating and difficult to fat-finger-navigate as a poorly designed mobile web or native app.

And as a mobile app developer, few things can be as intensely irritating as striving to support as wide a range of mobile clients as possible, each of which has its own frustrating set of idiosyncrasies. Whether you choose to develop a mobile web, native, or hybrid app, the quest to support multiple mobile browsersmore-exotic devices, and platforms can be quite a gut wrenching experience indeed.

To read full article, follow the link here.

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