Web App Development
In today’s fast-paced world, it is difficult to find the one solution which is compatible with all types of smart devices and mobile phones. Be it native, hybrid, or web apps, each one of them have their own pros and cons, thereby making it difficult to choose between them when it comes down to development. When it comes to mobile web apps, they are not really apps, but are mobile optimized web pages with the look and feel of native apps.
Many developers generally get stuck when deciding which kind of app to develop, since when it comes to deciding between a native app and a web app, the most appropriate choice depends on their end goals, which sometimes is unclear. As a developer, if your goal is to offer mobile-friendly content to the widest possible audience then a mobile website is the way to go. Generally speaking, a web app should be considered as the first step in developing a proper mobile web presence. At STAMOD, we believe in working with developers to not only select the best platform for development, but also provide them with best-in-class web app development solutions at cost-effective rates.
Our Web App Development Services
As a mobile web app developer the last thing you want to hear is about how slow the web app is. It is important that one must carefully think about reducing and optimizing each byte and server transfer to reduce the user's wait time. The web app developers at STAMOD know the exact tips and tricks that can help optimize the performance of your mobile web app and minimize latency. Some of the methods we follow include:
- Image Optimization
Image load time is well-known to be one of the biggest performance issues affecting page load on mobile devices. Our team of mobile web app developers is trained to use image optimizing tools which are helpful in addressing this issue.
- Database Queries
Some mobile browsers are not able to accept as many cookies as some of the more popular desktop browsers which in turn can result in execution of more queries than usual. For this reason, server-side caching becomes very important when supporting mobile web app clients. Our developers are comfortable handling even the toughest database queries in order to ensure your web app never feels lag-prone.
- Content Delivery Networks
If you are planning to provide lots of videos, images, audio files, or any media files, then the use of a CDN is highly recommended. Our team understands the advantages of employing a CDN to support web apps and is skilled to deploy it to further optimize the overall functionality of the app.
- Code Compression
Benefits of Web Apps over Native & Hybrid Apps
If your goals are primarily related to marketing or public communications, having a mobile web app makes more sense as a practical first step in your mobile outreach strategy. This is because web apps have several benefits over having native or hybrid apps, which include:
- Instant Availability – Mobile websites are instantly available to users via a browser across a range of devices, unlike native apps which need to be downloaded and installed from an app store.
- Upgradability – A mobile website is much more dynamic than any app in terms of flexibility to update content. Updating a typical native app requires the updates to be pushed to users which then must be downloaded on various devices, which is not the case with web apps.
- Compatibility – A single mobile website can reach users across many different types of mobile devices, whereas native apps require a separate version to be developed for each type of device.
- Findability – Mobile websites are much easier for users to find because their pages can be displayed in search results and listed in industry-specific directories, making it easier for visitors to find you.
- Shareability – Mobile website URLs are easily shared between users via a simple link. Publishers can easily direct users to a mobile website from a blog or website, or even in print.
- Reach – Mobile website is accessible across platforms and hence can be easily shared among users, as well as search engines, it has far greater reach capability than a native app.
- Time and Cost – Mobile website development is considerably more time and cost-effective than development of a native app, especially if you need to have a presence on different platforms.
- Life Cycle – The average shelf-life of an app is pretty short, so unless your app is something truly unique or useful, it’s questionable how long it will last on a user’s device. Mobile websites on the other hand are always available for users to return to them.
- Support and Sustainability – The initial investment considerations of an app vs. website don’t end with the initial launch; since properly supporting and developing an app is more much more expensive than supporting a website over time.