90% of time spent on smartphones is in an app
We’ve leaped into the digital stratosphere with no turning back. This is where we get our news, how we collect information, and is our connection to the world. Ever heard the phrase, “There’s an app for that?”
But what’s an app?
And, why do you need one? First, app is short for application, and Apple Inc. trademarked it in 2009 after launching the App Store. So, when you hear the word app, it just means a software application.
Apps are categorized as web or mobile and that refers to the targeted device type. For example, Facebook has both a web and a mobile app. When working on a desktop or laptop, use their URL for access from a browser. Facebook also provides a way to stay engaged on the go. Their mobile app is easily accessible on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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Do mobile apps have less functionality?
Due to the size of mobile devices and the reduced screen real estate, the functionality is more targeted to keep things streamlined. The objective is to understand the device and platform of your users and give them something that works with their daily activities.
If you have an app for a call center available only on mobile devices, do you think the staff will be happy? They’d have to squint at a screen for a minimum of eight hours a day. This is clearly not being mindful of the end user.
Do I have to support every platform?
Apps are categorized by the device’s operating system. When it comes to mobile apps, Bleeding Bulb focuses on iOS and Android. This means that if you develop a mobile application for iOS, then a different one must be developed for Android. Yes, two codebases to develop and maintain.
On top of that, if you want a desktop version, make it three. Mac or PC? Sucks, right?!
Is there any way to avoid multiple sets of code?
In some cases, you can leverage technology with hybrid apps. Instead of developing your app twice, you can just use one. You may be thinking, this is a no-brainer, why not just go with a hybrid and be done with it?
Although hybrid apps have benefits, like launching faster with a lower price tag, there are also limitations. See this article to learn more. In technology, there is no such thing as a free lunch.
Which does Bleeding Bulb provide?
All of them. Yep, we can create your web and mobile apps on every platform.
Not only are we able to develop your app, but we give you a choice of how to do it. We can manage your project, while you kick back and sip lemonade, or you can build your own virtual development team of talented, self-motivated developers.
That’s right, we make it possible for you to build a virtual team and manage it yourself. This option is popular with development shops looking for talented, competent, and dependable engineers. We can even scale up the resources on your project without the fear of sacrificing quality.
How does the pricing work?
In short, it depends on a couple different things.
How can I start?
Give us a call.