With the increased need to provide apps for numerous platforms namely, Android, iOS and the web, maintaining and scaling mobile applications is one of the greatest challenges for mobile developers.
In this session Paola spoke on the technologies that allow for maintaining a single code base, their pros and cons and SurveyMonkey’s strategy in this matter.
SURVEY MONKEY -UNIFYING CODEBASE
- Best user interfaces for mobile devices are done natively
Native app- is written in the language specific for that particular OS.
Example- objective c, swift
- Native OS/languages are optimized for user experience
It causes slower development to manage multiple platforms.
How to deal with these problems?
- gesture recognition
- third party libraries,
- html rendering
Decide on strategy
- Frameworks approach
- Hybrid approach
Implement- Native part of the Hybrid Approach
Choose Native features that work well on both platforms.(ie Swipe gesture)