Mobile Applications Development

With the expansion of the mobile devices market, the popularity of mobile apps is continuously growing as well. This tendency (which is quite logical) results in the increasing demand for mobile applications development services. And we are happy to inform you that at Softacom we can provide you with such services of the highest quality.

A mobile app represents itself a special type of software which is built to run on mobile devices and usually can be downloaded from special marketplaces such as App Store and Google Play. The approaches to the development process as well as the tools used depend on the type of an operating system that this or that app is intended for.

What can we offer you?

Native apps

We can build for you apps of the following types:

  • Android apps
  • iOS apps

We work with these platforms as namely these two operating systems are the most popular nowadays (with the Android’s market share of approximately 77% and 22% for iOS).

The apps that are built specifically for one platform are called native apps.

iOS and Android native apps have a number of advantages. They work really fast, they can function offline, they can be easily integrated with the camera of the mobile device, GPS and other hardware.

However, you should understand that Android and iOS native development has some disadvantages as well. The main one is based on the fact that if you want to reach a wide audience including both users of Android devices and iOS devices, you need to build two separate apps. And it requires more money and time.

But there are some other solutions for you.

Cross-platform apps

Cross-platform mobile app development presupposes building applications that can be compatible with more than one OS only. In our case, we can create for you an app that can be suitable for both Android and iOS devices.

Such an approach allows you to kill two birds with one stone. Instead of ordering two native apps, you can get a single cross-platform app and reach a really wide audience. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Choosing such an app, it is possible to reduce not only the time needed for development but also costs.

However, you should bear in mind that such apps may lack some native-only features.

If you do not think that any of the above-mentioned options is appropriate for you, there is one more variant.

Hybrid apps

In general, hybrid apps can be viewed as one of the types of cross-platform apps as they can be run on mobile devices with different operating systems. Nevertheless, they have some obvious peculiarities.

They have a row of native app features (as they are written with the help of native APIs) that are combined with web app features (as developers often use such languages as HTML/CSS/JavaScript).

Usually, users perceive them as native apps (hybrid applications quite often function offline and may have an icon). But if we dive deeper into the technical details we will see that they should be referred to the group of web apps.

The development process of hybrid apps usually requires less time than iOS or Android native development. But their functionality is rather limited in comparison with native apps.

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What tools do we use to provide you with top-notch mobile apps?

  • XCode (a toolset for iOS development)
  • Android Studio (an environment for Android development)
  • Delphi/Firemonkey (a framework for cross-platform development)

Have you already decided an app of which type you want to get? We are always ready for new ideas and will be happy to create for you your best mobile application ever.

But even if you still have some doubts about your app, do not hesitate to contact us as well, our specialists will help you to find the right answers to all your questions.

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