The Battle over How to Build Mobile Apps Continues
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Recently, Zend, an Israeli world wide web infrastructure software company relating to the development, deployment and management of PHP-based web application, released the results of its annual developer survey. In this report several conclusions are made based on the developer current trend in app development. Should we build a native app, hyrid, web (HTML5), open source, etc. "The poll of 5,000 developers revealed important information about the adoption of open standards, along with key trends in DevOps, mobile development and cloud. Due to massive takeup of smartphones, tablets and the general consumerization of IT, they say we now live in an “App Economy,” where applications have become the new face of a business to customers, employees and partners.
It appears that open standards and HTML5 are becoming the typical way to develop mobile apps, which are then, more often than not, deployed to the cloud.
We have heard similar stories from our customers who are saying that they are actually having success developing on more than one platform. For example they will develop a true 100% native app for iOS, but then develop an open-source version downloaded from the internet for the Android platform. Regardless of how it's developed this struggle to determine the best way will always continue, as apps get more complex and diversified for each platform, this is bound to continue. As a testing platform we continue to strive to meet those ever-changing needs for developers and QA departments alike. We look forward to those challenges ahead.