An overview of app making software and possible decisions you choose from while building your application.
In 2020, it is pretty hard to imagine a successful, profitable business that would not be audience-oriented. How do we, as businessmen, connect to people, how do we communicate with them? There are several touchpoints. The most obvious is a website – it is regarded as a significant source of information about your company or a product, corporate values, assortment, etc. A disadvantage is that websites are old school and mostly outdated; moreover, to reach the website, a user should at least have a link or open a browser and google it; not to add that websites are comparatively slow. Too many actions, let’s remember that people are lazy and gravitate towards simplicity.
On the other hand, social networks are much more flexible, friendly, fast, and informal; they masterly create an illusion of personal communication. People follow your Instagram account as if they would have followed an old friend. Unfortunately, they have a lack of functionality to satisfy every possible request.
And here we get close to applications. They streamline consuming any information about your business. They solve users’ problems. They are easy to get: a person downloads them once – and has a permanent connection to your company on a cell phone.
From words to action. How to build mobile apps? The software will differ depending on the platform you have chosen.
Android app developers can create apps using the Android studio – an official development area made by Google. Android studio provides an interface for app development and takes a larger half of responsibility for complex file management. You are supposed to have Java coding skills and use them for application programming. Despite the automatization, you will be compelled to code a vast part of the app’s activities and opportunities by yourself. At the same time, this software supplies you with access to Android SDK, a Java extension, which allows apps to function on a device and use its inner equipment (dynamics, microphone, and so on). You can test drive your programs on a simulator or already on a computer connected to a cell phone. More of pros, Android studio is generous with hints; for instance, it marks coding mistakes by underlining them. Speaking of cons, get ready for collecting multiple files and resources and grouping them, as writing a program in a single file and fully executing it afterward is impossible. And let us introduce you one more great problem – fragmentation. We guess you are not developing apps without adapting them to real devices. Well, it all takes time and money. An app should work not only at your mobile phone, but also on hundreds of others, and it should support older Android versions. Long story short, you will have to adapt your app to practically every type of device manually. How does this sound to you?
When it comes to IOS apps, the software is different; the situation is painfully similar, though. Developers use Xcode software, which has four main sections – navigator, editor, debug area, and utility area. An editor is a place where coders spend tons of their time. The interface even looks complicated to those who had nothing to do with programming before. Imagine how hard it will be to start getting those skills from scratch and how much time it will take.
So, if you are not a professional programmer, both options are definitely NOT aimed to help you. They will absorb your resources, including money (remember, no knowledge comes for free).
An offer to you: do not bother. Choose easy app development. A countlessly huge team of coders has this work done for you already. They have invented a specific platform called Andromo.com, a market leader that holds its position for ten years already. Basically, this is a builder that puts your future product’s content and activities altogether, constructs them, and creates your dream app. It is currently suitable for Android-based applications, but in the nearest future, a significant platform update is coming. And sooner than you think, you will also have an opportunity to develop your IOS apps through Andromo.com.
How does it work? You go through a registration process, create your account, and receive a free two-week trial period. It is more than enough to discover its functions, activities, to touch the builder. Then you jump to the next stage – buying a subscription.
As you can feel, you can concentrate on generating your app idea, come up with the concept, and carefully cast your product’s content. One – you find ingredients, two – you upload them on the platform, three – you press the magic button, four – it is done, congratulations!
Summing up, the choice is up to you: would you spend years getting qualified enough to code an application by yourself, or would you rather trust the party hard to professionals and enjoy overthinking the app fulfillment?