A hybrid application is a web application that is hosted in a native app container on each device to allow access to device capabilities. The native app container handles the device interaction and the web application handles the user experience and business logic. Developing and maintaining a hybrid mobile application presents some compelling benefits including cross platform support for both iPhone and Android devices, providing access to device capabilities, local device installation and allowing for an unobtrusive way to provide application updates. Hybrid applications provide a long-term benefit for application maintenance and upgrades in terms of time and costs, although the user experience will be somewhat diminished and the application typically needs a web connection to function, unless a caching mechanism is used.
Leveraging both native and web application development techniques, Brainspire builds hybrid applications to meet an organization’s exact functional needs and long-term maintenance and cost goals. There are a number of 3rd party tools to assist in developing hybrid mobile application including Apache Cordova, PhoneGap, Archetype and Sensa Touch. New 3rd party tools are coming to market all the time and we are constantly evaluating new approaches and techniques.
Creating a mobile app has different stages that take different amounts of time to complete. App development can typically take three to nine months, depending on the complexity of the app and the structure of the project. A feature, such as messaging or chatting, and photo or video editing can take a longer time to develop than one that simply has a like or comment functionality. In addition, it will take extra time to develop native apps for both Android and Apple Devices and earn approvals through both stores.
The price varies and depends on the complexity of the app. Simple ones cost around $40,000 to $60,000, more complex projects average at around $60,000 to $150,000, and the most advanced app development can cost from $300,000 or more. Base labor cost can be estimated at around $50 an hour according to Salary.com.
Mobile apps provide many benefits but here are a few. It can help users become more modern and even open up new career opportunities. For small businesses, mobile apps can help from building a stronger brand, to easily and immediately connecting to customers. With the education app, students will be able to easily find information or documents for service-learning.
One reason why a mobile application is important for business is that it helps them become visible to customers at all times. Aside from that, it provides general info, prices, promos, and much more. As a marketing tool for increasing brand presence, it most importantly cultivates customer loyalty.
Brainspire Solutions creates full stack custom software applications that perfectly match your company’s needs. Why settle for out of the box software that doesn’t meet your exact needs when you can have a solution the precisely meets how you work. Our consultants drive the process for capturing requirements, providing an estimate, planning, architecture & development and solution delivery.
Brainspire’s business intelligence consultants work onsite with our customers to understand exactly what questions you have and what answers you are looking for. The best and fastest way to understand your needs and provide solutions is to be “in” your business, bridging the gap between your business goals and your technical systems and raw data. Seldom does the “canned” report provide the detailed insight decision makers are looking for. Brainspire will work side by side with you to provide dashboards, reports, and analytics using the latest business intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.
A company’s website is the world’s window into an organization and should accurately represent the essence of the mission, goals, culture and operations. Not only should it be appealing from a visual standpoint, it needs to function flawlessly from a usability and performance standpoint on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Quality sites can’t simply function as digital brochures; they must attract visitors and engage new and loyal customers. This holds true for public sites, company intranets and secure extranet portals.
Brainspire develops software solutions to integrate your organization’s internal, standalone applications, and your applications with key external business partners. Growing organizations tend to rely on off-the-shelf software, software as a service (SaaS) and custom built solutions to drive their business – but rarely does the chosen, out of the box, software solution work with other systems within or outside the business. This lack of cohesive integration creates manual processes that are time consuming, error prone and expensive.
Today, more users access the web through a mobile device than from a laptop or desktop computer. For this reason, it is critical that software applications are efficiently usable from a tablet or a smart phone for today’s workforce. As a custom software development firm, Brainspire leverages a variety of tools to build highly customized applications that function on countless devices. These solutions include native, hybrid and mobile web applications that can be used either when connected or not. Each business use case is unique, and the mobile requirements, and form factors, need to be considered when creating a custom mobile solution.
Cloud environments offer the greatest opportunity for modernizing software applications while reducing costs and time to market. Brainspire Solutions has developed and deployed web applications leveraging AWS, Azure and Google Cloud environments as well as private clouds. The ability to quickly provision identical Development, Test, Stage and Production environments ensures projects get off to a fast start in secure and scalable environments. Developing and promoting code within a cloud environment through continuous integration reduces development time and improves quality.
Brainspire Solutions develops all software solutions leveraging industry standard best practices. This includes proven techniques to secure all applications and data. When we engage with each client we are fully aware that their business is at stake and realize the trust and expectations that are placed on our consultants when it comes to developing secure software applications.