When planning our web development method, we can use native iOS/Android approaches, or the progressive ones.
While the native approach offers us pure downloadable applications for out smartphones, the progressive one does not force us to bring the file into our device.
In fact, a simple URL redirection from a browser would bring us straight to the app. For example, if someone wants to study music, he can download a metronome app, or he can simply visit the creator’s website and use the same software from there.
What are the deep meanings of deciding programming in the native approach or the progressive one?
In this article we shall review the basics of app development and then, present some advanced details about the different frameworks in which one can build his app.
Programming methods in native & progressive approaches
When we decide to program a native app, it will rely on a development toolkit which contains programming languages possible inside it.
If one wants to develop an iOS app for iPhones, for instance, he can use the XCode development toolkit, programming in Swift or Objective C languages.
If he plans to make the app for the Android system, the dedicated development toolkit is Android Studio, programming in the Java language.
The advantage of the native approach is a pure rapid runtime performance of 10 milliseconds averagely when operating an event, while the progressive approach is a bit slower, revolving around the 100 milliseconds.
It also makes it quite easy to gain consistency, because if Apple or Google update a new API it pops up immediately in your toolkits. However, there is a huge disadvantage relying on a native applications programming: The product will not function on other operating systems. For instance, if one created an app in Android Studio, it would not function on iPhone and it will not function on a desktop or a laptop computer either.
The progressive app development solves this manner.
Build an app in the progressive programming approach to make it work everywhere
The progressive programming approach can make applications for desktops & laptops computers which can also function efficiently on smartphones.
The application is not to be download, but to run directly from an URL.
This method turns code programming to a quite easy and efficient essay, because content is being represented with HTML, while functional processes are being built using scripts.
Get to know progressive app programming frameworks
There are 3 well known frameworks in which one can both design his UI and program his UX properties in a progressive application.
The first one belongs to Google and is called Angular.
Angular is more a platform than a framework, since it is enriched with features, most of them are built in. without the need to add them by ourselves.
JS is the core language, while in order to anchor it to an HTML code one should use the JSX feature: A special syntax that tells which HTML values (H1, font, color, etc.) to return in the script.
Therefore, the “React” is very minimalistic programming method. In VUE, which was established by several programmers independently, without a large corporate behind them, the programming philosophy is a combination of Angular and React.
It has some built in features but not as widely as in Angular. It does separate the HTML code from the JS code. VUE is a pure framework, not a platform like Angular and not a library like React.
Create native applications on originated progressive frameworks
To remind you, native applications are the files which can be downloaded to our smartphones, unlike web applications which are located on websites.
They can be created using native versions or React and VUE. What are the advantages of it?
You can use the programming method you know and like to set your application efficiently.
You can also compile it to use on any mobile device, enabling you to create the parallel application for another O.S.
For example, if an Android app was created on VUE Native, you can compile and translate it to an iPhone one as well.
Conclusions – web & mobile applications nowadays and in the future
While in the past, it was very difficult to order an originated app to work on another O.S, today it can be solved by programming a PWA (Progressive Web Application) or by using native versions of Facebook’s React or VUE.
The demand for web applications is rising since many operations can be done via web without necessarily downloading them.
However, a few software which are marked “important” will be downloaded as apps in many cases to gain speed and enjoy live improvements while updating.
In the field of Progressive applications programming there is a huge demand for Angular & React developers and a bit tiny one for VUE specialists.
This combination is new to the world of app programming, and most people still prefer well known paths of a fully equipped platform (Angular) and a minimalistic framework (React). However, VUE and VUE native developers might be more demandable soon.
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