Below are 5 main types of app development, along with the pros and cons of each, to help you get a better understanding of the best option for your organization:
Native app development requires building a separate version of the same app for both iOS and Android in their own native language, allowing the app to function specifically on each platform.
As you’re building in two languages, however, this typically incurs a cost that’s double the price of other forms of development. For this reason, native development is only advised when you require detailed and intricate functionality specific to each platform’s built-in capabilities.
Unlike native development, hybrid app development uses a single code base that feeds both the iOS and Android platforms with the same information.
As you’re only developing in a single language, hybrid costs around half as much as native development, while still providing most of the functionality.
Some of the most popular hybrid frameworks are Flutter and React Native.
No-code development is a great option for enterprises looking to build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) quickly and cheaply to test and validate their idea before investing significant amounts of money in perfecting their final iteration.
Depending on the goals of your business and the strength of your onboarding process, a website application may be a better option for you.
Website apps (or ‘web apps’) often present a lower barrier to entry, as users can simply find your website and get what they need. This is as opposed to mobile apps, where users need to search for your app in the app store, download it, and then register an account before they can get access to the information or functionality that they’re after.
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) apps are typically built on a gaming engine before being ported to the relevant platform after development.
For this reason, they are extremely costly to develop and manage, and the average enterprise doesn’t usually need to develop an app of this scale.