Going mobile for even the startups is more of a necessity and less of a trend. However, there are a few misconceptions which are prevailing in the market regarding mobile app development. Some of the popular myths are...
Myth : Building apps natively wastes time and money; cross platform works the best.
Fact: If you want to win the race, go for native.
All of us are aware of the benefits of cross-platform apps. All we do is write the code for once and then deploy it everywhere; so that it runs smoothly on all the platforms and devices. This is one of the easiest, quickest and cheapest ways to make apps for all the operating systems.
It is quite possible that it is a good idea for young entrepreneurs who do not have enough time and money to invest in their businesses. However, Facebook, Instagram, and Southwest Airlines have experienced the downsides of the cross-platform application development like post functionality and horrible performance.
In order to avoid this crappy phase, it is advisable to build a native app for each platform. Start with one major platform and then branch out as and when possible. In order to choose the first platform, you must know your audience. Knowing your users will help you decide for which OS you must build your app first.
Myth : My back-end infrastructure can support mobile applications
Fact: You must change the entire backend to provide the mobile experience like never before
The right API and implementation make an app powerful. If your backend is poor, the server will send the data back, even over Wi-Fi. So, in order to make an infrastructure that handles the workload, you must rebuild your backend.
Myth : You can develop a mobile app on your own as quickly as the professional developers
Fact: You take four times longer than developers to build your mobile app
Speed is extremely important when it comes to getting a mobile app for your business. Faster you get it, the sooner you will get to submit the app into the app store. The sooner you submit it, the quicker you get to know the feedback of customers. The earlier you get the feedback of customers, the quicker you will get nearer to the perfect.
If the company you hire promises to build an app for you in three months, it will take at least a year for you to build it up on your own.
Myth : If I hire the mobile development company, I will not have to do any work
Fact: For getting a perfect app built, you will have to constantly get involved with the development firm
If you work with the mobile app development firm, it will help them understand your exact requirements. Also, it will help to build up the trust faster, which will help in making better decisions quickly.
Myth : I will get stuck with the development firm forever if I hire them
Fact: It will be in fact easier for you to do on your own in the future.
If you will work along with the firm, you will get to learn a lot of things, which will help you to do a lot of things on your own in the future.
Now that you are aware of all the myths regarding going mobile, it is advisable for you to remove those misconceptions prevailing in the market.