How to Stand Out in the Mobile App World

Do you have an idea for a mobile app? Great! The market for mobile apps is huge right now, and for a variety of reasons. Although most people tend to use mobile apps that are going to make their lives easier somehow (like an organizing or a to-do list app), which makes these types of apps very popular, the ideas for creating an app are truly endless. And creating an app to share with the millions of current mobile users can be quite the exciting venture, especially at this particular time. Creating an App First and foremost, let’s discuss some of the basics when it comes to creating an app. And even though some of these may seem rather obvious there’s a need to say them anyway, just to make sure that we’re all on the same page. The first thing you’re going to need to have is a really […]

Mobile Platform Choices

Purpose Finding a platform for your mobile application is a daunting task.  There are a myriad of options available, all of them with enormous advantages and even larger disadvantages.  Picking the wrong platform could eliminate your greatest feature.  This article is to help you navigate these options and narrow the field to something that works well. Native Frameworks At the time of writing for this paper, the most popular mobile platforms are without question Android and iOS.  Writing natively for these platforms is certainly an option.  You’ll benefit from the best performance, have unlimited use of device resources such as the camera, notifications, background tasks and storage, and will have a simple monetization route through application stores. But this choice is not without its drawbacks.  You’ll be at the mercy of the marketplace arbiters, and Apple is notoriously strict.  If targeting both platforms, you’ll have to write your app twice […]