If you have a unique application requiring fast deployment, create a hybrid app, which works across all platforms.
Building applications for each platform–iPhone, Android, Windows and more–requires different frameworks and languages. PhoneGap solves this by using standards-based web technologies to bridge web applications and mobile devices. Since PhoneGap apps are standards compliant, they’re future-proofed to work with browsers as they evolve.
HTML is great for declaring static documents, but it falters when we try to use it for declaring dynamic views in web-applications. AngularJS lets you extend HTML vocabulary for your application. The resulting environment is extraordinarily expressive, readable, and quick to develop.
|Description||Small to Medium Size Projects
Native App Development
|Small to Medium Size Projects
Hybrid App Development
|Back-end programming, APIs, admin and cloud deployment||R100,000 - R200,000||R100,000 - R200,000|
|iOS native development||R150,000 - R300,000||R0|
|Android native development||R100,000 - R200,000||R0|
|Hybrid app development using PhoneGap technology||R0||R100,000 - R200,000|
|Total||R350,000 - R700,000||R200,000 - R400,000|
Hybrid apps use web code with native SDK (Software Developers Kit) and is not dependent on native device software such as Android or iOS. It can also be easily deployed across multiple platform and is usually the cheaper and faster solution.
If you want to launch the mobile app quickly to the market with limited resources, hybrid app approach is the answer, this allows you to launch your app on multiple platforms in a short time.
The biggest advantage for hybrid app is that unless you have an integral change of the functionality in the app, all the content will be updated from web directly.
There is more flexibility in designing using hybrid / PhoneGap app development technology. Hybrid app development uses HTML5 and CSS3 that have far superior capabilities when designing interfaces with many form factors and highly dynamic content.
In the case of many apps, such as content-driven ones, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Such apps can typically be found in the “Business and Productivity,” “Enterprise” and “Media” categories in the app store.