Mobile application development can be an extremely confusing process. Here’s a few considerations:
Should it be a native/hybrid/web app?
How does it get built?
How does it get submitted?
What happens when an update is needed?
By way of quick explanation, here’s what it means:
Native App: Built specifically to be downloaded from an app store.
Hybrid App: Built specifically to be downloaded from an app store but is web based and integrates mobile technology that allows it to behave like a native application.
Web App: No coding or app store approval required, runs off a website link
Like anything in life, each one has tradeoffs. Going through the app store approval process (Apple in particular) can be difficult whereas the web app installs nothing so once the user hits “X,” the page disappears. Another feature is imagery selection. To make the Mobile App Maker Pro mobile app, all that you need to do is repurpose your content from your existing website. If you have none there are a multitude of free and low cost options. They include:
Whatever the method used, one the app has been made, one must submit it. This could be a host of difficulties as well. Submission on the Google Play platform is pretty simple and straightforward. Once the app is ready, one gets the app file that can be directly loaded. Apple is a bit of a different “animal.” One has to be running Mac OS to submit the app. Not only must one connect to Apple’s servers, there’s information that gets tied to the Mac that’s necessary for Apple to connect back as well.
From there, is the approval process. Google generally allows for an immediate release but will do its quality checks later. Apple takes up to two weeks and they have a team that reviews every submission on their platform.
Once released, there may be updates that need to be performed. Whatever method you used it may possibly cost to perform the updates. The advantage of the Mobile App Maker Pro platform is it integrates and performs the updates as necessary with no up charge. To get started click the link below.