In our fast-paced world where things get done on the go, people are looking for diverse ways to make things happen. At Newdeez, we develop mobile applications that make life easier.

We develop mobile applacations that are:

  • Optimized for personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants, and mobile phones
  • Pre-installed or delivered as server-side or client-side processed applications
  • Native, hybrid, and web, for games, businesses, and educational institutions

Popularly referred to as an app, a mobile application is a kind of software developed to function on mobile gadgets like smart phone and tab. Often, a mobile app is designed to offer its user with an experience comparable to the one they access on a computer.

Types of Mobile Apps

Native apps are apps designed and aimed toward a specific mobile platform or operating system. Hence, an app targeted to run on an Android or Samsung device cannot be installed on an Apple smart phone or mobile devices that run on the iOs.

Web-based apps are built using the JavaScript, CSS, or HTML5 programming code. For web-based apps, being internet-enabled is required for its proper functioning and use.

Hybrid apps integrate the features of native and web-based apps. Apps that fall into this category include ones developed, for instance, using Xamarin, Apache Cordova, or similar coding programs.

While native apps mainly serve the purpose of creating a great experience for users of a particular operating system, hybrid apps integrate the technologies of native and web-based apps so that they can work on multiple mobile operating systems. However, the performance of hybrid apps is lower compared to native apps, as they may not look the same or offer the same experience across platforms.

An app is usually small and has a particular function. It was initially made accessible and appreciated by smart phone manufacturers who provide a myriad of applications through hubs like Android Google Play, Apple App Store, Amazon App Store, and BlackBerry World.

A major shift from integrated software systems used in large computers, mobile apps provide operations that can be run in isolation on mobile devices, for example, messaging app, order tracking, music streaming, or game.

Mobile apps range from basic to sophisticated software programming. While simple mobile apps can leverage computer-based apps, more complex ones involve building exclusively for the mobile environment. The one major limitation of the mobile app is that it is not made to multitask, but this also serves as its advantage as their explicitness serves as a major reason why consumers desire them.

Why are mobile apps important?

In a forecast into 2022, it is estimated that 258.2 billion apps will be downloaded to mobile phones. Ranging from making payments, being productive, monitoring health, entertainment, to any practical process imaginable, mobile apps are developed to improve the quality of life.

Mobile apps make everyday life easier due to their specificity. In other words, the purpose for which an app is built is to provide enhanced interactivity and more streamlined information in a layout that’s simple and intuitive.

How are mobile apps and PC apps different?

Mobile apps don’t work like regular apps because of a number of factors including screen resolution and size, storage capacity, and processor features of a mobile phone or tablet PC. Developers don’t necessarily need to accommodate such constraints when building regular apps.

The touch function of mobile devices is another factor app builders consider. This is why many apps today are developed using a mobile-first approach, which means that the app has the mobile version as the default, and desktop version adapted for its broader requirements.