Today, mobile users want sustainable solutions and engaging experience from mobile apps. They are willing to give more, and pay more, to the company that gives them that experience
Today’s enterprise and customer-facing applications are radically different from the applications of even a few short years ago. There are currently three trends driving modern application needs:
A desire for real-time data availability and user engagement,
A need for multi-device and multi-platform functionality, and
A requirement that applications enable users to interact with and leverage information to collaborate to produce better end-results.
Charvikent delivers cutting-edge solutions for real-time web, responsive web, mobile, and smart process applications. All applications are built with the above mentioned trends in mind so that client and user information is optimally leveraged and products are most effective. Further, properly built applications allow our customers to iterate their products and adapt to changing market requirements quickly.
NATIVE APP DEVELOPMENT
In the past decade, we have witnessed a spiraling rise in mobile technology. The innumerable apps have opened a world of opportunities. However, with the indomitable pull comes the dilemma – should you develop a mobile app or merely optimize the website to suit the dimensions of a mobile device? Recent research has revealed that the daily time spent using native app is 2.4 times more than the time spent in mobile web app. However, for many the choice of pursuing a mobile-optimized site or app ultimately drills down to the content part of it.
Since the native apps are platform specific (iOS, Android or Windows) using the development tools and language that the respective platform supports (e.g., Xcode and Objective-C with iOS, Eclipse, Android Studio and Java with Android), which means that native apps possess the capability of implementing the latest technology, like the GPS and camera.
Native app development is the best available option if you want your core business logic to play efficiently in each platform’s own ecosystem, in which the apps have best native navigation and feature rich views with platform specific UX.
At Charvikent, we leverage industry standard frameworks and our App Platform, which enables you to define your data sources and business processes. We also future-proof our mobile applications so that clients can iterate their products without being forced to undergo repeat development efforts in order to launch new versions.
HYBRID APP DEVELOPMENT
Hybrid mobile app is a native app that runs most of its user interface in an embedded browser component for e.g. Facebook and Twitter. They combine the best of both worlds, using a common code base to deploy native-like apps to a wide range of platforms.
Key benefits of hybrid mobile app development include:
- Close to native look and feel
- Cross-platform/multi-platform development
- Use of open source technologies minimizes cost
- Provides more access to device features and capabilities
- Highly interactive and impressive user interfaces
- One code base for multiple platforms
- Reduced development & maintenance time and cost
- Advanced offline capabilities
- Responsive and device specific look and feel
- Increased visibility because the app can be distributed natively (via app stores) and to mobile browsers (via search engines)
While the web has changed a great deal over the past decade, the basic approach to web development has remained unchanged for quite some time. Today’s customers, however, are now accustomed to single page website design and real-time applications running on mobile devices, and as such, their expectations have shifted, they expect website to update dynamically, instantly respond to user interaction, and push information as soon as it becomes available without the need for browser refreshes.
In other words, today’s real-time web applications should make the right data available as it becomes available from other users, a third party system, or the new generation of sensors. Charvikent specializes in real-time web applications that interface with a company’s systems to ensure that website content is always up-to-date.
Responsive web applications adapt to the user’s viewing environment and device. In years past, different screen sizes could expose flaws in the way that a website was laid out, but the need for sites and applications to be developed in a responsive manner has exploded as the number and types of mobile devices have proliferated. Responsive design optimizes the user experience with new priorities: no 'pinch and zoom', a single code base across all device types, and optimized analytics.
Charvikent is experienced in delivering truly responsive web applications that automatically resize the user interface, removing horizontal scrolling and resizing. Each layout is fundamentally different, using grids based on screen proportions; images dynamically sized to prevent them from bleeding off-screen; and pre-loading of server-side information to produce faster-loading sites. Making use of CSS33 media queries and standards-based frameworks, the result is an optimized user experience regardless of the device being used or the data being displayed.