There are three types of mobile apps, and those are native apps, web apps and hybrid apps
. Native apps can be installed through an application store such as Google Play or Apple's App Store .
A nice element about web apps is that, if written in HTML5, they can be converted to hybrid apps
easily using technologies like PhoneGap.
To make use of the flexible nature of web apps as well as the power of mobile device hardware, tools such as the Intel XDK (Cross-platform Development Kit) are ideal for crafting hybrid apps
- web technology embedded in a native wrapper.
The most interesting advantage of a hybrid app
is, with one codebase a developer can build an app that is compatible with more than one platform.
With a scope of services that vary from native and hybrid app
development, web design and development, and outstaffing services, the company has been able to provide turn key solutions to clients across the globe.
In 2015, Simian introduced Simian Now!, a hybrid app
that enables users to download and present offline.
While the debate between investing on a native and a hybrid app
continues, Xamarin an innovative cross-platform development toolset built on the simple and robust C# language helps enterprises create fully native apps for leading mobile platforms.
Global Data Integration App Product Types In-Depth: , Native Apps, Hybrid Apps
& Web Apps
* Appium--Open-source test automation framework for mobile native, web and hybrid apps