Classes & Types of Apps Proseoppc Develops
At Proseoppc we have categorized the types of apps we develop so our developers can focus specifically on their domains resulting 100% output for our clients. We proudly admit we develop each and every type of app and provide built in app services as we described earlier.
Today businesses are getting converted and becoming mobile and every human or business need related to technology, health, society or studies are no more than one touch ahead of normal user. Let’s take an example of modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone’s browser. There are thousands of apps available falling into many different categories. Nowadays there seems to be an app for everything. Whether it’s checking up on breaking news, chatting with friends via social networking or even booking last minute holidays there’s an app out there to help you. Most applications work alone, but some cooperate with tools in other media. For example, a website may have a variety of apps for mobile devices, allowing communication between the phone and the website itself, allowing the user to sync data using the Internet. Some apps can be used to control digital video recorders to set shows to record or play, while still others link to cable or satellite systems and allow premium television content to be played through the phone.
We will now talk about classes and types of apps we develop and services we provide regarding to mobile app development.
Proseoppc develops three types of apps for our customers:
- Native App
- Web App
- Hybrid App
If you are a customer looking for an app which you want your users to use on only single/particular platform then Native App is a best option for you. A native mobile app is a Smartphone application that is coded in a specific programming language, such as Objective C for IOS and Java for Android operating systems. We make Native Apps in such a way that they provide fast performance and a high degree of reliability. Native Apps build by us can also have access to a phone’s various devices, such as its camera and address book. In addition, we make kinds of app which users can use without an Internet connection.
Our general customer believes every mobile app is a native app but in reality it is actually a program we build which has a “smart” operating system which supports standalone software and can connect the internet via Wi-Fi or a wireless carrier network. A Native app can only be “Native” to one type of mobile operating system: IOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, and Windows phone, Web OS, etc. If you want to also make your app experience available to Android or Blackberry users, we will develop and maintain a separate piece of software for you.
If you are a customer looking to promote your product to the smartphone market we have other options for you beyond native mobile apps:
- Hybrid App: This type of application has cross-platform compatibility but can still access a phone’s hardware. Our developers develop these types of apps using platforms such as Sencha, Phone Gap and Mosync.
- Dedicated Web App: A website that is tailored to function on a mobile device. These are tailored to a specific platform and will not work on other smartphones or feature phones.
- Generic Mobile App: A mobile website that will work with all mobile phones.
In the early stages of the Smartphone market, most apps were tailored to the iPhone. However, the market share for Android phones grew, thus, the need for cross-platform functionality became an issue but you don’t have to fed up we are always here to make best of the best apps for you in every term.
Web App stored on a remote server and delivered over the internet through to browser. Web apps are not real apps, they are really websites that, in many ways, look and feel like native applications. They are run by a browser and typically written in HTML5. Our users first access them as they would access any web page: they navigate to a special URL and then have the option of installing them on their home screen by creating a bookmark to that page. We can develop these apps for the customers who want to provide interaction, navigation, or customization capabilities to their users. These programs run within a mobile device’s web browser. This means that they’re delivered wholly on the fly, as needed, via the internet; they are not separate programs that get stored on the user’s mobile device. Web apps became really popular when HTML5 came around and people realized that they can obtain native-like–functionality in the browser. Mostly, more and more of our customers sites use HTML5, the distinction between web apps and regular web pages has become blurry but we can design mobile apps to run reasonably well in almost any smart mobile web browser from the full-featured browsers such as the ones available for iPhones and Android phones, to the mid-range browsers such as you see on many BlackBerry phones.
We often build Hybrid Apps as wrappers for an existing web page; in that way, they hope to get a presence in the app store, without spending significant effort for developing a different app. Hybrid apps are also popular because they allow cross-platform development: that is, the same HTML code components can be reused on different mobile operating systems, reducing significantly the development costs. If you want a Hybrid App, feel free to contact us.
Categorizing classes of app we develop
Proseoppc proudly accept that our developers have state of the art expertise and they are capable of developing different types of apps which best suits the demand of our customer. In this para we will elaborate categories of app we develop. This might sound a bit overwhelming, but really they all fit quite neatly into 7 different types of apps we are intended to create:
Those types of apps are:
- Social Networking
We develop these apps different from each other and obviously it requires us to use different types of programming techniques. For example, some apps utilize off-app storage (web-service/database) to store and pull data from.
Others require a completely different development software to run. Furthermore, other types of apps may require our developers to use a 3D modelling software to complete the application. We are going to explain our app genre related services to our customer in our next paragraphs.
Utility apps are likely the kinds of apps that are taking up the most room on your screens right now! These are handy tools that you carry with you that help you perform simple tasks. Examples of utility apps which we develop are:
- Communication apps
- Weather apps
We assume and it is possibly a fact that our customer use these types of apps not more than 4 to5 times a week but for shorter session of times. This is because the user doesn’t want to spend time playing around in the app – they came to solve a problem quickly so they are in an out in a matter of seconds. Therefore, the goal for our developers of utility apps is how to increase frequency of use. We know the problems of our customers who provide these app services to their users on different platforms and we put our maximum effort to solve any problem for the best of our customer to always make them satisfied.
We design such apps…yes for the sole purpose of entertainment and yes we are classy at it. For example entertainment apps include:
- Face Juggler
- Ice Effex
- Duo lingo
- Dub Smash
Entertainment apps are distinguished from games apps because they often have quite different goals, even though both of them seek to entertain the user.
Entertainment apps are often educational, and seek to ‘gamify’ an already existing process or activity.
Now we think all of you are up to date with this stuff. Games app have always remained favorite for uses on different app stores. We at Proseoppc understand the turns and interests of market and we always suggest our customers with good knowledge for the app they want us to build. We can build games apps for you like:
- Candy Crush
- Angry Birds
- Subway Surfers
- Sudoku and many more
Having a news app has become a necessity for media and publishing companies to stay relevant in the ‘digital age of journalism ‘and that’s where we strike in; we build custom apps for different news agencies covering the sole purpose of distributing news. The most important feature of a news app are the sharing functions.
By our apps our customer spread news to their customers with fresh and relevant content. Examples of news apps are:
- The NYT app
- Buzz feed
- Flip board
Essentially, the goal for us to develop any publishing app is to encourage greater content consumption, so that the publisher can generate more revenue from advertisers and remain happy from the services of Proseoppc.
Productivity apps are developed to help us be more productive and for sure only productive customers come to us for the idea of productive app. Examples of productivity apps are:
- Finance apps
- Grocery list makers
We provide seamless user experience in our apps because we believe it is crucial for our customers. We know any functionality that is clunky or confusing only adds to the user’s workload. Our aim is to make them MORE productive, not less.
Proseoppc believes life style apps are where we’ve seen the biggest uptick in development. It comes as no surprise that we want to use apps to solve everyday problems we have in our lives.
We use these apps to enhance our lifestyles and to make everyday living ‘easier’. Examples of lifestyle apps are:
- Fitness apps
- Travel Apps
- Food & Drink apps
- Dating apps
- Music apps like Spotify and Apple Music
Lifestyle apps tend to complement other products and services very well. It’s for this reason that sponsored advertising partnerships are incredibly successful in lifestyle apps. For example, a store offers its exercise fanatic’s exclusive deals on Nike products. They then take a cut of the sales attributed to this ad.
Social Networking Apps
All of us know what social apps are and how to use them. Social apps have changed the style of how we have used our mobile phones in past. Now every social activity is just one tap away from us. Social media is so pervasive in our society that we are now seeing apps that wouldn’t traditionally be considered a social network add social as a core part of their product. We know the needs of our customer and build such apps in order to attain the interest of app users. For example, Fit Bit is a fitness app with the added in-app functionality of following your friends and engaging in competitions with and against them.
Examples of social networking apps are:
Proseoppc promises whatever the type of app is, we put our keen knowledge to understand the purpose of app you want us to create. We believe the core purpose of any app is to make the life easier of its user.
Native, Web App or Hybrid: Which one you want?
In above lines we have classified what types of app we develop and what are their specs. Now we will tell our customers which one they might need if they are looking for a mobile app to make their business or product more profitable. Let’s summarize all of the things here:
Device features: Although web apps can take advantage of some features, native apps (and the native components of the hybrid apps) have access to the full paraphernalia of device-specific features, including GPS, camera, gestures, and notifications.
Offline functioning: A native app is best if your app must work when there is no connectivity. In-browser caching is available in HTML5, but it’s still more limited than what you can get when you go native. Our clients must ask for native app if they don’t want to connect it to any data resources.
Discoverability: Web apps win the prize on discoverability. Content is a lot more discoverable on the web than in an app: When people have a question or an information need, they go to a search engine, type in their query, and choose a page from the search results. They do not go to the app store, search for an app, download it, and then try to find their answer within the app. Although there are app aficionados who may fish for apps in app stores, most users don’t like installing and maintaining apps (and also wasting space on their device), and will install an app only if they expect to use it often.
Speed: Native apps win the speed competition. In 2012 Mark Zuckerberg declared that Facebook’s biggest mistake had been betting on the mobile web and not going native. Up to that point, the Facebook app had been a hybrid app with an HTML core; in 2012 it was replaced with a truly native app. Proseoppc suggests to our customers that if you want good speed of your app always ask us to make it native because going on web make it super slow as according to the bandwidth of intended user.
Installation: Installing a native or hybrid app is a hassle for users: They need to be really motivated to justify the interaction cost. “Installing” a web app involves creating a bookmark on the home screen; this process, while arguably simpler than downloading a new app from an app store, is less familiar to users, as people don’t use bookmarks that much on mobile.
Maintenance: Maintaining a native app can be complicated not only for users, even it is complicated for our developers (especially if they have to deal with multiple versions of the same information on different platforms) here at Proseoppc. Changes have to be packaged in a new version and placed in the app store. On the other hand, maintaining a web app or a hybrid app is as simple as maintaining a web page, and it can be done as often or as frequently as needed.
Platform Independence: While different browsers may support different versions of HTML5, if platform independence is important, you definitely have a better chance of achieving it with web apps and hybrid apps than with native apps. As discussed before, at least parts of the code can be reused when creating hybrid or web apps. Proseoppc assumes that most of our customers need apps which are independent from platform restrictions.
Content restrictions, approval process, and fees. Dealing with a third party that imposes rules on your content and design can be taxing both in terms of time and money. Native and hybrid apps must pass approval processes and content restrictions imposed by app stores, whereas the web is free for all. Not surprisingly, the first web apps came from publications such as Playboy, who wanted to escape Apple’s prudish content censure. And buying a subscription within an IOS app means that 30% of that subscription cost goes to Apple, a big dent in the publishers’ budget.
Development cost: Proseoppc believes it is arguably cheaper to develop hybrid and web apps, as these require skills that build up on previous experience with the web. NN/g clients often find that going fully native is a lot more expensive, as it requires more specialized talent. But, on the other hand, HTML5 is fairly new, and good knowledge of it, as well as a good understanding of developing for the mobile web and hybrid apps are also fairly advanced skills. If you need an app based on HTML5 our experienced developers can always satisfy your needs.
User Interface: Last but not least, if one of your priorities is providing a user experience that is consistent with the operating system and with the majority of the other apps available on that platform, then native apps are the way to go. That doesn’t mean that you cannot provide a good mobile user experience with a web app or a hybrid app — it just means that the graphics and the visuals will not be exactly the same as those with which users may be already accustomed, and that it will be harder to take advantage of the mobile strengths and mitigate the mobile limitations.