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How to select app development frameworks: Native vs. Web vs. hybrid
This article is part of the Modern Mobility issue of April 2016 issue, Volume 2, Issue 4
As companies start to build their own mobile apps, they'll have to choose app development frameworks. It's an important first step to take an existing process and make it accessible from a mobile device. But apps become transformative when they take advantage of the rich features a mobile device can provide, such as location-based services, push notifications and seamless data sharing. When selecting frameworks with which to build these apps, the biggest consideration is what kind of apps organizations plan to deliver: native, Web or hybrid. Native app development Building a native application always results in the best user experience. Mobile operating system makers invest heavily in their own development tools. They want to make sure that the apps developers write in their native languages can take advantage of all the latest OS features and perform at their best. Companies that have no prior experience with mobile development may be hesitant to have their developers learn separate languages to write apps for both Apple iOS ...
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