How to mobilise your idea – Cogent Blog

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  • But for a feature rich app experience, it’s just not going to give good enough results.Even Facebook initially built their app as a mobile web app to be able to roll out features faster, but eventually switched back to native.Write once, build nativeIf each native platform needs code written in it’s…
  • Microsoft has invested heavily in cross platform mobile tooling, because as less than 1% of the global market for mobile devices, no one is going to build apps for just their platform alone.A slightly different approach is used by React Native (and Native Script).
  • While the word hybrid is certainly apt, React Native works so differently from the HTML based hybrid app options, I’d like to think of it as different class instead, with it’s main characteristic being the way it plays puppeteer to the native interface.The way that this works in practice is…
  • If your JavaScript decides to make the header bar change colour, it sends a message to the main native app thread, saying “the header bar should be red now”, and the native header bar widget changes it’s colour to red.This is only different from truly native mobile in a few…
  • So far, I haven’t needed this escape hatch, but it’s good to know that it’s there.SummaryHere’s my opinionated breakdown.Separate native mobile apps give a good result but having multiple code-bases is both too expensive and too slow for fast-moving companies.Mobile friendly web design is very important for all websites, but…

You’re an entrepreneur or project manager trying to see if a technical decision is right for your business, but what’s the most cost effective way for your engineers to build a mobile product? As a…

You’re an entrepreneur or project manager trying to see if a technical decision is right for your business, but what’s the most cost effective way for your engineers to build a mobile product?

The word “App” has entered the public consciousness in a way that software installed on computers never did. Even the least tech savvy user now understands how to install software applications (“Apps”) to do each thing that they want their mobile device to do.

The main characteristic of an app for most people is that it’s embodied by an icon on their phone screen, which they click on to open it and do whatever it does. They typically expect to acquire and update it via the App Store.

Websites can be just as complex as any piece of software installed on your own device or computer, and are usually referred to as “web apps” by software developers. These web apps can be designed to look great on mobile screens. Most companies need them to look good on computer screens too, and so looking good on mobile either means a separate version of the site, or using “Responsive Design” to allow a single user interface to change size and shape to look good on both computer and mobile screens.

Mobile users opening such sites on their phone typically have a much less frustrating time using your site than if you don’t design for mobile. However, if you ask them “Is…

How to mobilise your idea – Cogent Blog