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Planning to develop a mobile application for your business? Ask yourself these four questions to ensure you create an optimal mobile app dev plan.
If you’re beginning to formulate your mobile app development strategy, you may be struggling with deciding on an approach. Should you commit to native development, use HTML5 or leverage cross-platform tools?
Still, according to results from Forrester’s 2015 Business Technographics Global Developer Survey, only 19% of developers say that they use one mobile application approach exclusively. The importance of the UI and the amount of available investment often drives the decision.
Forrester’s 2016 report, “Native, Web, And Cross-Platform Mobile Apps All Have Their Place,” which is part of its larger strategic plan called, “The Mobile App Development Playbook,” discusses the pros and cons of each approach, providing some helpful insight. Forrester recommends asking four key questions when faced with choosing a mobile app dev approach:
These four questions, says Forrester, provide a basis to begin a discussion around which approach is best for a particular mobile project. Read the full report for a more detailed understanding of the various pros and cons of each approach and how cross-platform tools can help to bridge the gap.
Want to learn more about mobile development solutions from Progress? Read about Telerik Platform for OpenEdge and how customers like Power & Tel are reaping the benefits of rapid mobile app development.
Tanya O’Connor is the product marketing manager for Progress OpenEdge. She has over 15+ years of marketing strategy, channel and communications experience in the application development market.
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