PWA and Hybrid apps serve the iOS and Android platforms with more flexibility in development and quicker traction in the market.

Hybrid Apps

We develop Hybrid mobile apps that behave like their native equivalents in iOS and Android environments. We develop Hybrid apps using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to target a device's native container that uses a mobile WebView object. Simply stated, Hybrid apps process the HTML and render the JavaScript locally on the device.

Hybrid apps are installed on a device just like any other app. They possess elements from native apps and elements from web apps. They operate the same to the user, and that is important for creating strong customer experiences. Hybrid development can move you to the market quicker and work well for frequent app updates in real-time. Hybrid apps are less expensive to develop than native apps and work inside the app stores just like a native app.

Our developers use native device code so Hybrid apps can interact with a device to use the camera, contacts, accelerometer, etc. so the user experience remains in tact like a native application. We see the major benefits of Hybrid app development as combining a good user experience with the agile workflow, speed to deployment and a more controlled cost. Plus the creative impact is always exceptional from our creative and UI team.

Our choice of technology for Hybrid app development is the Ionic SDK. Ionic allows for frameworks like AngularJS, Vue.js and React Native, which our app developers prefer.

Charlotte hybrid mobile app developer is The Idea People uses Ionic with React Native, AngularJS and Vue.js frameworks.

Progressive Web Apps

Progressive web apps (PWA) are web applications that are regular web pages or websites. We build PWAs to appear like native or Hybrid apps to users with the benefits of most modern web browsers inside a mobile customer experience.

PWAs are user experiences that have the reach of the web itself. They are reliable, fast and engaging, which make for really strong user experiences on mobile devices.

Our app developers encourage the use of the PWA for several major benefits:
- PWAs don't require large network bandwidth
- PWAs can be discoverable in Google searches and use Open Graph metadata
- PWAs can be launched from a device home screen just like a native app
- PWAs are linkable to the web - no heavy installations or app stores needed
- PWAs use Progressive Enhancement design techniques for full, feature-rich UX for modern devices
- PWAs are easily re-engageable via new content, pushes and notifications
- PWAs are safe - by ensuring the use of HTTPS and controlling the URLs deployed
- Google Chrome can prompt you to add the app to your home screen

Of course, the speed to market and costs are less than a native application. Contact Jay Joyce at 704-398-4437 or Email Jay for more information about mobile app development.

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