Application developers nowadays have the choice between many different technologies and development tools. It’s not immediately apparent to the end user just how different the software development is between apps.
The approach an application developer takes for the software development depends on many various factors.
How application developers decide on the app design
If an application developer only develops for single platforms like iOS or Android, they are a bit freer in their choice of programming languages and development tools.
If an app needs to be developed for multiple platforms with as uniform a design as possible, in addition to having the same features, the developer will need to take an integral approach so that many steps will only need to be done once.
A further important factor is which device hardware should be controlled by the app. The more sensors, interfaces and hardware functions it needs, the more specific the work of the application developer. In general, distinctions are made between native applications, web applications and hybrid apps in app development.
Native app development
For native apps the application developer uses a “native” programming language that is compatible with the system and focuses on exact specifications for the hardware to control things such as the processor, memory management and other components such as a camera.
Native applications are generally very efficient and are especially well-suited for computationally intensive tasks, such as 3D computer games or navigation software.
Complex web applications usually use a client-server architecture. The computationally intensive part is performed on a web server that is used for control and output on the client side running on the mobile device. Web applications can be run on all types of devices with just a few simple adjustments and are perfect to use if an application developer would like to cover as many system types as possible. The disadvantages are that you need a constant connection to the internet, longer response times and a very limited access to the hardware.
An application developer can provide an offline version of a hybrid app which saves all the data from the virtual website directly on the device. An Internet connection is therefore not required. Hybrid applications therefore usually have an additional online mode for complex functions and for other functions that need current data.
An application developer usually uses certain frameworks such as titanium or Adobe PhoneGap for hybrid apps to develop the app for various operating systems at the same time.
Application developers from India to save costs
If you would like to realise your own app project, costs can quickly spiral out of control. Indian application developers are therefore becoming more and more popular as Outsourcing employees. Outsourcing4work can organise a specialised Indian software developer for any kind of application development. You will find it much more affordable than using a European application developer.
Depending on your needs we can provide application developers for a project at a fixed-price, as a temporary employee or as an offshore branch (light) with a complete team in India. We will find the best solution for you according to the scope and tasks of your app project.
Our European project managers will ensure that everything runs smoothly after concluding the contract. All contracts are concluded with us as a European IT Outsourcing provider, which means you will always be on the safe side legally.