Soon, the question of "is there an app for that?" may be shifting to "is there a web app for that?" For a few years now, the operating systems iOS and Android continue to battle for supremacy in the mobile world - leading to the need for app developers to essentially duplicate their products for each operating system. That dynamic is beginning to shift with the emergence of web apps, which run through HTML 5 and are thus supported equally by all mobile and desktop operating system.
As a result, you may find yourself in the need of a web app. The Computer Business Review lists the emergence of web apps as one of its top app development trends in 2015, citing their speed and compatibility as reasons for the continued rise. In fact, the same article mentions that web apps have become so advanced, they're now "sufficient for most businesses. So if you're looking to jump onto this trend, here are 3 things you should know about web app creation.
1) The Advantages
We already mentioned compatibility with all operating systems as a major advantage. That advantage, in turn, leads to other benefits of web apps:
2) The Limitations
Of course, web apps also come with some limitations when compared with "traditional" apps:
3) The Development Process
Finally, how are web apps created? We're glad you asked! That's our specialty. Every app development company uses slightly different approaches, but we believe in the power of agile development. We've detailed that concept in past blog posts. For you, that means you'll be more integrated into the review process, able to make changes as they come up. The cost and development of developing your web app will also be more transparent to you than it is in traditional design processes.
Agile development is especially beneficial for web apps because it allows us to leave enough time to test the app on the multiple browsers on which the app may be viewed. In the end, our goal is the same as yours: to develop a great app that helps and improves your business. So if you're ready to create your own web app, contact us!