Android Application Development
Google developed the Android OS for mobile devices. The Android is based on Java technology and is the most prevalent OS for mobile device because Google made it publicly available. It is very much akin to Microsoft allowing other hardware companies to run their OS for a fee, unlike Apple OS that runs only on Apple computers.
While Android is the most prevalent it is not as feature-rich as iOS and the user experience is several notches below that of an iOS app. However because it is built by Google it tightly integrates with the Google apps such as Search, Mail, Drive, Docs, etc. Android apps also do not provide a uniform user experience across different hardware devices. A Samsung user may have a better experience than say a Huawei user partly because of the hardware features, response times and support for Android features.
Nevertheless because of the prevalence of Android supported devices there are a wide range of apps built on this platform. Development is easier because unlike Apple, there are not many restrictions and guidelines for developing and publishing the app.
emQube develops native apps for the Android platform and we support all latest versions of Android OS.
What is Native Apps ?
A native mobile app is coded in a specific programming language, such as Objective C for iOS and Java for Android operating systems and C# for Windows etc. Native mobile apps provide fast performance and a high degree of reliability. They can tap into the wider functionality of the device; including the camera, microphone, compass, accelerometer and swipe gestures.
When going the native route, you can leverage the marketing power of the app store. It doesn’t really matter which store.
What is Hybrid Apps ?
Hybrid apps are a way to expose content from existing Web sites in app format. They’re a great way to take your Web content and package it up for publishing in an app store. You can publish hybrid apps in any of the major app stores: Microsoft Windows Store, Google Play, Apple App Store, Amazon Appstore and even BlackBerry World.
There are two main players in the world of hybrid apps: Phonegap/Cordova and Appcelerator Titanium.They are usually quicker to build than native apps, but a step-up from what you can expect out of browser-based web apps.