iOS Native Development
iOS mobile app development is the most popular and on-demand types of app development in the world, however, iOS devices are not the most used or purchased. According to statistics, the Apple audience is both more loyal and more likely to spend than any other audience type. Therefore, making this a clear and easy choice for many businesses looking to turn their idea into an app.
Alternatively, cross platform development also offers a lot of advantages, especially when it comes to time and money, however, there are times when creating a mobile app for both iOS and Android just doesn’t make sense for certain businesses.
At Novaflip we’re more than just talented and creative mobile app developers, we’re also experienced UI/UX experts as well. We pride ourselves on our ability to combine the latest technology and the wants and needs of users. Along with the importance of boosting the brand behind the app, to create the best possible mobile apps for our clients and their target audience.
Cross Platform App Development
As mentioned previously, there are certain situations where building a Native app is the right decision. And for years, mobile apps have been programmed this way. However, if a business wanted to serve their mobile app product to users on multiple platforms, the had to have their app completely rewritten to accommodate every operating system. This wasted time and money.
For companies that had a large budget and not time limitations this was perfectly fine. However, for smaller businesses and start-ups, this was and is an issue. These businesses need to get their app to market fast and in the hands of as many users as possible while trying to control spending at the same time. This is where cross platform development comes in and solves the problem.
Flutter, simply put, is a mobile app development kit that is created by Google. And even though Google is closely aligned with the Android market and platform, it might surprise you to learn that Flutter was created to allow developers the opportunity to build cross platform mobile apps.
This allows us to put an app into the hands of as many users as possible, without having to compromise on the experience.
React Native Development
Keeping up with audience app usage demands can be extremely challenging as users are looking for a lot from a mobile app, regardless of its purpose. Moreover, users want apps that offer seamless navigation, as well as flawless performance and appealing visuals. They’re increasingly demanding that apps become faster, more efficient and that they don’t take up too much space on their device.
React Native solves this issue. It allows mobile app developers the opportunity to build better mobile apps that keep up with user demand and expectations. While cross platform development offers lots of advantages, especially when it come to saving time and money – there are times when developing an app natively for iOS makes a lot more sense.
Android Native App Development
Flutter and React Native aren’t the only ways that an app can be created for Android. In addition to these methods, there is also the option for Android Native App development.
When an Android mobile app is created natively it’s, as the name suggests, coded and optimized specifically for the platform. In other words, using the platform’s core programming languages and APIs. Above all, this usually results in an app that offers the highest level of efficiency. As users utilise a mobile app created natively for Android the contents and visual elements are already stored on the phone, so load times are faster, offering a more seamless user experience.
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Given that a cross platform build can take slightly longer than focussing on one platform this can be a great strategy in a few circumstances:
- Firstly, you only require an MVP to show to investors
- Secondly, your target audience only uses one of the platforms
- Thirdly, you need to use lots of platform specific features that are only available on one of the platforms
After working with many founders over the years this is generally the case. Furthermore, we will walk you through every stage of the app development process.
YES! We use a system known as continuous integration. In short, this will produce a build (that’s an app on your phone) at the end of every day. In addition to this we will have regular catchup meetings to check that progress is going to both the plan and to allow us to make changes as we go if your requirements change.
MVP stands, in this case, for Minimum Viable Product.
While this term often gets founders excited, and they believe they will be able to get an extra-low-cost app, this isn’t the case.
In our experience, it correlates more closely with reducing features in an app so that it ONLY solves the problem that we are addressing. It should also be noted that In the mobile world there is a high expectation of quality, so producing an MVP with a very low quality look and feel won’t cut it with most users.
… and this is something that we do on the path to building the full version of the app. It should be noted that the MVP will not be thrown away when the full app is developed, more an early version of the app with the core value proposition met.
The team at NovaFlip started our mobile development paths doing native app development, all of the members of the NovaFlip collective were there in the very early days of mobile, and in Daren’s case all the way back to the year 2000, building apps for The Palm and Nokia phones.
We have an off the shelf solution for a shop based app for physical products.
For delivering digital products or allowing extra features in an app, in-app-purchases are a great way to increase revenue. We have been adding IAP since its inception.
Sometimes the answer to this question is a surprising NO, many founders believe that an app is the best solution, while it can be a great way to give your brand the edge, it isn’t always the most cost effective solution.
We can do a direct conversion of a website, we do recommend using a subset of its functionality to begin with, and seeing as the app as offering a quick solution for users to perform 80% of what they do in the website.
We have written more extensively about this issue here (Link to Ddt lean development blog post)
In addition to paying us, there isn’t much else, only the yearly cost for the Apple Developer programme, which is $100 per year if you chose to commission an iOS app.