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Native Plugins We Use

Firebase

Firebase provides cloud services like Realtime database, Web hosting, Authentication, Push Notification, Cloud functions, Test lab, etc. We can integrate firebase with these services.

Google Maps

Ionic enabled integration with Google Maps in our application. We can introduce several features in our application like location search, navigation, etc.

Push Notification

This is a common feature in mobile applications. We can use FCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) for in-app notification and remote push notifications for incoming messages.

Camera

Ionic natives contain many plugins like the Camera plugin. We can develop features with camera options.

Stripe

Stripe is a popular payment gateway worldwide. If we are developing an E-Commerce application using Ionic then we can easily embed the payment systems for the same.

Finger Print

Finger Print is a very useful plugin in the Ionic Native section which enables users to add more security in their applications.

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31 Mar 2022 | 11 Min Read
How to Create Music App Like Spotify

Global music consumption has significantly increased over the past decade and music streaming apps have made remarkable contributions to that. Growing usage of music streaming apps like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud, to name a few, has replaced the usage of conventional radios. While this drastic shift has introduced us to whole new music streaming industry, at the same time it has paved paths for the businesses operating in this sector. Not only creating music apps [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/mobile-development/] has emerged as a lucrative business idea, but the competition in this field is getting stricter with each passing year. To give you an estimation, Spotify has nearly 418 million monthly active users [https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/02/spotify-stock-plunges-on-middling-user-growth-projections.html] as of the first quarter of 2022 and the number is subject to rising further while the global music streaming revenue is expected to reach $76,9 billion by 2027 [https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/music-streaming-market]. No wonder there is a rise in the number of music streaming apps as the new entrants are trying to utilize this lucrative opportunity. If you too are planning to launch your own music app, then now is the right and best time to do it. To ease your task, in this blog we will walk you through the a to z guide on how to create a music app. So, let’s get started! Popular Music Streaming Apps in 2022 The popularity of music streaming apps is already well-known. Here we have listed out the top ones in 2022 for your knowledge. Spotify Spotify is most probably the most popular name you have heard of, when it comes to music streaming apps. Songs to audiobooks - Spotify provides an all-in-one music streaming service for its users. Founded in Sweden in 2008 Spotify has grown exponentially over the years to reach an annual revenue of over €9.67 billion [https://www.statista.com/statistics/813713/spotify-revenue/]. Personalized recommendations, easy-to-use interface, diverse content are some of its growth factors keeping it on the top of the competition. Apple Music Apple Music is another leading name in the global music streaming industry. Its large music library can be accessed via Siri and linked devices. One of its most popular services was launched in June 2021, where people can listen to music in lossless format. This music streaming app has shown quite a steady growth in terms of revenue and has nearly 78 million subscribers [https://www.statista.com/statistics/604959/number-of-apple-music-subscribers/] worldwide as of June 2021, up by 6 million compared to the year 2020. Pandora While it started as a highly popular music streaming app, after the introduction of the trending music apps like Spotify, there was a decline in its subscribers. However it continues to become in the list of the popular music apps. Also it was the first among the music streaming apps that offered premium personalization. Equipped with AI-based recommendations, now Pandora has over 60 million active users [https://www.statista.com/statistics/190918/revenue-sources-of-pandora-since-2007/#:~:text=It%20provides%20subscribers%20with%20music,totaled%204.18%20million%20US%20dollars.] and over 6 million paying subscribers. > Also Read: 6 Effective Tips to Scale Products from MVP [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/tips-to-scale-product] Why Should You Build Music Streaming App? There are innumerable reasons why you should build music app [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/web-development/] and how it is a profitable business idea. Let’s have a look before we go through the detailed steps on how to make a music app. High Market Value The music streaming sector is one of the fast-growing and profitable sectors in the global entertainment industry. The rising usage of smart devices coupled with the growing inclination towards listening to music, audiobooks, podcasts, and others have made this a lucrative market to invest in. Research says that more than 14% of the population use some type of audio streaming application regularly, while the global music streaming market is subject to grow at a CAGR of 17.8% [https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/music-streaming-market] from 2020 to 2027. The global market is expected to surpass US $24.711 [https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210803005884/en/24.7-Billion-Online-Music-Streaming-Market-by-Service-Revenue-Model-Platform-End-User-and-Content-Type---Global-Opportunity-Analysis-and-Industry-Forecast-2021-2027---ResearchAndMarkets.com] billion by 2027 which clearly explains why the number of music streaming apps is surging fast. Advanced Technologies The advancement in various technologies such as streaming AOD (Audio On Demand) content with cross-device compatibility, and introduction of new technologies such as 5G streaming, AI (Artificial Intelligence), VR (Virtual Reality), and AR (Augmented Reality) [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/mobile-development/ar-development/], to name a few is a major factor behind the rise in music streaming apps usage. These all together have improved the experience for the end-users by manyfold and even the new music apps are adopting these technologies to sustain in the market. As it is much easier now to avail these technical facilities, creating music apps can be a good idea to leverage this as much as possible. Cost-Effective This goes for the app creators as well as end-users. Creating music apps is a one-time process requiring one-time resources and development. Compared to the growing scope and profitability of your business, launching a music streaming app is quite cost-effective. Here you don’t need to invest a hefty amount of money like other businesses, but just need to hire the right development team [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/mobile-development/] and keep the content and app updated. On the other hand, music streaming apps are quite affordable by the end-users as well. The users can avail a wide variety of content such as music, podcasts, audiobooks etc. through a single subscription and can enjoy seamless streaming on their devices. Even if you are wondering what type of business to start, you can consider building a music app [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/] as a profitable business idea. Features to Focus While Creating Music Apps There are a lot of music apps around the world, but only few are well-known. One of the main reasons behind it is - the features of the apps that differentiate them from one another. Here we have listed out the must-have features to include while creating music apps. Registration Registration is the first stage your future customers will go through and it is the first impression that the users will get about your app. Ensure that the registration process is simple and secure, and the registration form is short. Nowadays most of the apps provide the option to sign up using social media and you must offer the options to sign up with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. to simplify the process further. Navigation Easy and fast navigation is a basic feature that a good music streaming app should have. Be it browsing through the music libraries, or searching for a specific category/ artist’s music - incomprehensible navigation is an instant turn off for most of the users. Try to keep the app navigation simple, easily understandable, and minimal. Because no one wants to spend hours figuring out how to navigate through your app. It is recommended to provide your end-users with the roadmap for your app navigation as soon as they sign up so that it becomes easier for them to navigate from the day one. Playlists We can’t think of a music app without playlists. But every app has its unique way to showcase them to the users. It’s no more the era of radios and tuning in to a particular station to listen to a particular type of music. Listeners want to keep their playlists ready-to-listen, customized, and easily accessible, and you must ensure that your app includes a flexible playlist feature. Be it creating a playlist of selected podcasts, or customizing a specific playlist by adding or deleting songs - it should be easy to accomplish by the listeners. All the leading music apps have cracked this right and you must emphasize on this feature while creating music apps. Social Media Shareability While creating music apps, an important area to focus on is - how compatible the content is to be shared on social media. This is a very basic yet important feature that can be seen in the top music streaming apps. This feature allows the users to share the audio content like songs, podcasts etc. or their links over social media. This is a highly sought-after feature by the listeners as it gives them liberty to share the content of their choice with their social circle. But that’s not it. It is also beneficial for the business to promote their content through their existing users. Such social media sharing helps in your app promotion without spending anything extra which in turn helps you in customer acquisition or reaching out to potential prospects. > Our Portfolio: Mobile App Which Helps Users To Learn and Practice (Riyaz) Songs [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/portfolio/riyaz/] Personalized Recommendations Personalized recommendation implies that each of your end-users will have a personalized home page with proper recommendations. Such recommendations are based on the user behavior and interactions with the content such as likes, dislikes, ratings, and others. As a result, the users won’t need to spend hours browsing through the content and they will get customized recommendations based on their interactions, history and preferences. 74% of the customers [https://instapage.com/blog/personalization-statistics] claim that they get frustrated if the web/app content is not personalized and it’s often the key to improve the customer experience which is the ultimate goal of any business. How does a Music Streaming App Make Money? Once you build music streaming app [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/mobile-development/], there comes the next point of concern. How to make money from it? It is better to have a clear idea before you build a music app as it will help you develop it properly. Generally there are two ways to earn from a music app - Paid Subscriptions Paid subscriptions are the main source of income for any music streaming app. It implies that the customers take subscriptions on monthly/quarterly/annual-basis to avail your content and listen to them as and when they want. It is important to chalk out your subscription plans from the beginning like, how many subscription plans there will be(such as basic, premium, and others), what will be the pricing models, billing frequency, payment methods and others. It is always recommended to keep various subscription plans along with a variety of payment methods, currency, and payment gateway options to cater to the diverse customers. Also, make sure that the customers can upgrade/downgrade their plans, start/stop/pause their subscriptions as they want to avoid unnecessary subscription churn. Ads Let’s take the example of Spotify. One can listen to music over Spotify even without taking a subscription provided the ads will play in between and that’s another source of profit for the music streaming app businesses. It simply refers that various brands will promote their relevant products and services through sponsored ads that in turn will let you earn apart from the subscriptions. Keeping an ad-supported version is also beneficial because it often leads the users to take paid subscriptions. Steps to Build Music Streaming App Building a music streaming app is not an overnight task. But it becomes much easier if you follow the right steps. Let’s see how. Step 1: Generate an Idea For any business, the journey to success starts with a unique idea. And creating music apps is not an exception. Have a clear understanding of the type and format of content you want to keep in your app, how it will stand out from the crowd and what exclusive will it offer to the users. Your brand name, app focus areas like music/podcasts/other audio content, business model - everything contributes to making your idea a success. So, always try to find out - why are you creating the app, what are the driving factors, or what pain points are going to be solved through it? For instance, you can give your users the options to contribute and partner through UGC (User Generated Content), can run contests to pick up and showcase young talents, and many more. Having a well-defined idea is the foundation to build successful music streaming app. Step 2: Do Market Research This is a vital step for your music streaming app business. Identify the target audience, their preferences, demand and unfulfilled requirements, do competitors analysis, analyze their market positioning and strategies to have proper understanding of the present market. These will help you in better market positioning and staying ahead in the competition in the log run. Step 3: Get Licensed Licensing ensures that you can provide your customers with authentic, secure and legal content. There are several options to get your music app licensed such as Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment Group etc. for sound recording license, ASCAP and BMI-managed license for musical composition etc. You need to choose the proper license agreement provider/providers covering all the content types/components of your music streaming app. > Also Read: Front End Vs. Back End: What’s the Difference? [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/front-end-vs-back-end] Step 4: Opt for Technology Stack Even if you hire experienced entertainment app developers [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/solutions/], you must have some basic knowledge on which technology stack to use or recommend them. There are plenty of options on which the well-known music apps are built such as JavaScript, PHP, Python etc. However, for different parts/solutions you can choose them accordingly. The following information related to Spotify may help you with this - Tech Stack Purpose/App Type Java Android Music App Objective-C iOS Music Streaming App GraphWalker Model-based Tests GraphWalker Python Integration Kafka Software Real-time Data Management Kafka Software Real-time Data Processing Dataproc Platform Infrastructure Nginx Open Source HTTP Nginx Proxy Server C++ Windows Clients Chromium Embedded Framework Desktop Application or UI Building C++ Mac Clients Dataproc Platform Infrastructure Step 5: Hiring Developers You need to hire professional app developers [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/mobile-development/], preferably who have expertise in the specific domain - creating music apps. You can go for professional app development services, as well as can hire freelancers/in-house app developers. You need to keep in mind how experienced they are and how well-versed they are with the tech stacks. Also, you need to consider the pricing factors, especially if you are hiring individual app developers from specific regions. Here’s a pricing chart to have an idea - Region Price Per Hour USA/Canada $50 to $250 Australia $50 to $150 Western Europe $30 to $170 Eastern Europe $25 to $150 India $10 to $80 Step 6: Create an MVP Creating an MVP [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/the-cost-of-mvp-development] for your music streaming app is the way to make the actual app successful. The following information will help you with which features to consider, the approximate time frame, and more while creating an MVP for your music app. Step 7: Test & Build Once you test and get user feedback on the MVP, it’s time to build and launch your music streaming app. It is a good idea to start the promotion and marketing in the pre-launch stage to create hype and reach a wide audience base. Once the app is launched, you need to focus on support, maintenance, and marketing to achieve long-term success. [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/contact-us/] Wrapping Up, The global iOS and Android apps ecosystem is on rise both in terms of volume and profit and as discussed above, the music streaming sector is a highly potential field to consider. The pointers discussed above will help you get off on the right foot and utilize the present music streaming market potential. However, you must consider your budget, resources, and other factors while creating music apps. If you are looking for a complete solution to launch your music app, opt for Third Rock Techkno’s [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/] professional app development service. Our expert professionals provide you with an end-to-end app development solution [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/mobile-development/] - planning to launch and ensure strong market positioning at optimized cost. Have a look at our portfolio [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/portfolio/] and get in touch [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/contact-us/] to start today.

01 Mar 2022 | 11 Min Read
Front End vs. Back End: What’s the Difference?

Have you heard people talking about front end vs back end programmers? A front-end developer is concerned with the user's experience, whereas back-end developers are concerned with what happens behind the scenes. But there is more. Back-end programmers work on an application's functionality. They are familiar with servers, applications, and databases. Their main goals are to improve an application's performance and functionality. Their role is to look after what the end-user cannot see. The user is at the center of front-end development [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/web-development/]. The goal of front-end programmers is to make the user interface and experience as smooth as feasible. In purely etymological terms, "front-end" refers to what you see on the surface, and "back-end" refers to what happens behind the scenes. It's that simple. In our context, "front-end" refers to the user interface in the web browser, and "back-end" refers to server-side actions. Looking for a more detailed explanation? Read on! What is Front End? Let's begin with some practical examples. A static HTML site,  links, photos, a single-page app, functions, and drag-and-drop could all be used as the front-end for dealing with digital material. What was previously limited to the operating system in terms of functionality can now be accessed directly through the web browser. Today, front-end technology has advanced significantly, providing end users with a virtually infinite amount of options. However, the majority of what you see and feel on the front-end relies on a back-end engine to receive and send data from the front-end. The front-end information is downloaded and powered by your computer, whereas the back-end must handle thousands, if not millions, of front-ends. For example, the front-end code for Facebook runs on your computer, but the back-end handles all of the requests, searches, and data streaming—basically all of the heavy lifting. Wondering what exactly is back end/ back end development? Here you go! What is Back End? APIs, constructing front-end code, scaling, data storage, business logic, and user authentication are all examples of back-end. To put it another way, back-end entails a great deal of intricacy. Consider how many servers, infrastructure, and security are required to run a service such as Facebook. In comparison, the front-end is more isolated and clean, but due to the near proximity of end users and their comments, it still takes time to create. The front-end is comparable to a steering wheel, whereas the back-end is comparable to a car engine. With the exception of a few simple apps, you won't be able to get anywhere without the back-end. What is Front End Development? The practice of making technology (items or websites) visually appealing and intuitive is known as front end development [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/web-development/]. Simply said, a front end developer takes a technological product (or website's) useful code and makes it pleasant and accessible to humans. Like any other profession, becoming a successful front end developer has its hurdles. Many aspects of the process, however, have become easier as a result of increasing access to materials and online courses. Furthermore, front end developers have access to major mentorship possibilities through boot camps or their employers, which makes learning that much easier. The following are the most common front end languages used by software developers to produce smooth, user-friendly websites: HTML The acronym HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, and it's all about the content. It specifies the structure of the online pages we see in our browser when we visit Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, or any other website. Most significantly, it enables us to link to other websites. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the style language. It enables website developers to create visual impact without having to write sophisticated HTML. CSS CSS gives you insight into working with different sorts of fonts and other style characteristics and allows you to edit the elements you've built in HTML. It gives web pages and applications a design element. JavaScript Another important coding language for front-end development [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/services/mobile-development/] is JavaScript. It allows you to add animation, interaction, and dynamic visual effects to your HTML. It incorporates the ability to provide visitors with rapid feedback, making websites more informative. An interactive JavaScript feature is, for example, a shopping cart or basket on a website that adds up the entire cost. Front end also works in its own set of frameworks and libraries. Here are just a few of the frameworks and libraries a front end developer would work with: * AngularJS * React.js * jQuery What is Back End Development? Creating libraries, developing database code, writing APIs, and working on data architecture comes under back-end development. When it comes to backend development languages, backend developers have a lot of options to pick from. It is highly dependent on the type of website/application you are developing. Some programming languages are now superior to others in terms of simplicity of use and compatibility. There are three types of programming languages: object-oriented, compiled, and interpreted. So there's a lot to choose from. Many websites are based using PHP, which is one of the most widely used server-side scripting languages. Then there's Python, which has a tremendous amount of computing power. You might also consider using a lightweight backend language like Ruby. Other programming languages include * .NET * Perl * Node.js * Java * C# and C++ * Scala You can undertake efficient work in the field of backend development if you combine these server-side programming languages with their corresponding frameworks. The following are some of the most prominent and widely used backend frameworks: * Symfony (for PHP) * Django (for Python) * Node.js including MeteorJS and ExpressJS (for JavaScript with Node.js) * Spring Framework (for Java) * Ruby on Rails * JSF (Java Server Faces) A developer may be required to work with a specific language or perhaps numerous languages to reach the desired outcome, depending on the firm for which the engineer works or the needs of the client. There are numerous sophisticated back end languages to choose from, two of the most important ones are - Python Python is a dynamic, all-purpose programming language. Because of its easy coding, it is an ideal back-end language for learning. Python can be used by developers to create web or app prototypes for testing and data analysis. Due to its open-source nature, it is a language that is always changing. Python is a prominent programming language used by companies such as Google, Instagram, and Reddit. Ruby Ruby is a dynamic, open-source programming language that emphasizes efficiency and simplicity. It is widely used since it is simple to read and write. Developers can customize every information and code in Ruby to add specific features and behaviors. It's a versatile language, so users can tweak and change features to suit their needs. Ruby is a developer-oriented language, not a machine-specific language, and thus does not impose any limitations on the programmer. Node.js Backend development with Node.js has become very popular among software developers. Back-end development with Node.js is not new, and it can be found in a variety of applications such as Netflix and PayPal. It offers a number of characteristics that make it suited for both enterprise and B2C applications, and it is well-liked among software engineers. JS has long been popular for web development, but with the help of the Node.js backend framework, its possibilities have expanded much further. Now, with JS, you can create both server-side and client-side applications using the same code. Furthermore, using frameworks like Electron, for example, it is simple to construct desktop apps. Node.js is ideal for working with massive amounts of data in real time. Furthermore, because HTTP requests and responses are essentially a stream of huge files, Node.js allows data to be collected and visualized as dashboards. GraphQL, for example, can be used for this. It may be used with a variety of computer languages, but it was Node.js that established GraphQL as a new standard. Java Java is well-known for its "Write Once, Run Anywhere" philosophy, which means that Java code may be run on any platform, regardless of where it was written. The Java Virtual Machine – the environment in which Java code is run – is responsible for this platform independence. Before JVM, all software was developed for a certain operating system, and JVM was a game-changer since it allowed software to run on any hardware or operating system that had the JVM installed. The JVM allows Java source code to be read on any platform without the need for specific compilers. Java is distinct from other languages that require compilers in this regard. Furthermore, its other advantages like IDE (Integrated Development Environment), Multi-thread processing, libraries, and others make it a good fit for back end development. Also Read: Should You Use Full-stack JavaScript Development? [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/should-you-use-full-stack-javascript-development] Front End Vs. Back End: What are the Differences? Explained As you can see, while the two work together, one is significantly different from the other, and each offers a diverse spectrum of specialization opportunities. There is no area that is more difficult or less challenging. Software used to be much easier, and you could get by as a front-end developer simply by understanding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. But a lot has changed since then, and you now need a lot more to be considered a front-end developer. In reality, you'll need to know more than the fundamentals on both sides. To avoid the system being easily hacked or leaking personal information, you'll need a thorough understanding of infrastructure and security on the backend. On the backend, you architect and build an application that operates on a single server (at first) and is accessible by every client. The app runs on the server, which you control, and then you either send the app to the browser using server-side rendering, or you create an API that simply distributes JSON data to the clients (which is becoming increasingly popular, especially when combined with frontend frameworks/libraries like React, Vue, and others). As you can see, there's a lot of overlap here. The backend can be utilized to provide the browser-based frontend application. Every day, new things emerge, and the ideal tool evolves from month to month. This is not a deceptive statement. In comparison, the backend appears to be a slower-paced ecosystem, especially in well-known and established environments and technologies, and a well-written backend can feel modern for years, whereas the frontend cannot. There are separate sets of problems in the backend as well. For instance, how to save information in a database. How to pick the best database. How to deal with increased traffic. How to handle data and requests in a secure manner. How to test and deal with errors. What is the best way to choose the proper architecture? Etc. However, with the proper skills you can make both front end and back end development hugely successful. Also Read: Firebase Vs MongoDB: Battle of the Best Databases [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/firebase-vs-mongodb-battle-of-the-best-databases-for-2021] Front End Developer Skills A deep understanding of the modern front-end ecosystem, experience applying frameworks/tools as well as production web applications, using event-driven architectures and mechanisms for client-side state management, and defining and building robust APIs with a strong understanding of different protocols are all technical skills required for front-end work. Here we have listed out some of the must-have skills for a front end developer - Knowledge of Version Control/Git A front-end developer may have gone through numerous versions of the code throughout development after marking up with HTML, styling with CSS, and programming with JavaScript. The worst thing that may happen when they have to rewrite a code is to have to start again only to change a single line of code. Version control allows developers to track and control changes to source code, preventing the entire codebase from being impacted. Git, a free and open source version control system that claims to be flexible, quick, and robust, is a popular version control tool. Employers will want to recruit someone who understands version control because it can save a lot of time and work when it comes to changes. Expertise in Responsive Designing Try switching from your desktop to your phone and seeing how the text and images change to fit your mobile screen, and vice versa. The adaptable design of this page allows it to instantly change to your screen size. When recruiting front-end engineers, seek for someone who has a firm grasp of the fundamentals of effective responsive design and knows how to put them into practice. Rest assured that front-end developers who understand how to build strong responsive designs can make a website work on any device or screen size, which is critical if you want to cater to all users who want to access your site. Good Grip on Web Performance The time it takes for a website to load is referred to as web performance. The aesthetic design and features of a front-end developer will be irrelevant if the web page loads slowly. This is a key element to consider for businesses because a slow-loading page can drive users away from your site and boost your bounce rate significantly. All of the work that went into designing and coding the site will be for naught if no one visits it or interacts with it. As a result, a smart front-end developer must be able to optimize a page's loading time in order to improve its web performance. Well-versed with Browser Developer Tools Developer tools are available in all modern web browsers, allowing developers to test and change pages directly in the browser. This also allows developers to view how the browser interprets the code and make changes accordingly. Developer tools vary each browser, but they typically include an inspector and a JavaScript console. Examine whether your prospect knows how to utilize and adjust code via this browser tool. The success or failure of a developer's code is determined by how a browser renders it. Some of the other important skills of a front end developer includes attention to details, critical thinking, and ability to learn, to name a few. Back End Developer Skills Unlike front-end development, which is mostly focused on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, back-end web development encompasses a wide range of topics, which we will go through one by one. Familiarity with Servers One of the most critical aspects of backend web development is the server. Servers are powerful computers that share resources, which are necessary for any network to function. File storage, security, encryption, databases, and email are examples of these resources. As a result, you won't be able to access any data saved in the databases if you don't have a server. Database The database is the brain of an application. It is the location where all of a app's data or content is stored. As a result, the database is what allows an application to be dynamic. Interacting with a database allows the client-side or end-user of an application to add/change information. This frequently occurs when people are permitted to upload data to an application. Knowledge of APIs APIs are an integral part of today's backend web development. APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) allow software, websites/applications, databases, and services to communicate with one another. They are crucial in the development of server-side software. APIs are frequently used to replace complex programming, allowing software to communicate and facilitating data transfer. Blending Front End & Back End Development: Full Stack Development Front-End development techniques are used to create portions of the application that run in the browser (on the client side), while Back-End development techniques are used to create sections of the application that run on the server side. You qualify as a full-stack developer [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/full-stack-developer-vs-mean-stack-developer] if you can accomplish both. When it comes to dealing with various development stages, full-stack developers can help people or businesses save a lot of money. A full-stack developer is a professional in front-end and back-end development, as well as design, server administration, and mobile development. At the end of the day, they have complete control over the project. Companies hire full-stack engineers for their software development projects for a variety of reasons. Some of the main reasons why firms choose full-stack developers are listed below. * When only one person is needed to complete a task, it might be difficult for start-ups and small firms to hire distinct teams. It's when the full stacker is capable of handling even the simplest requests and jobs. * Web development and administration are two of the most-required skills that full-stack developers possess. * Full-stack developers can code and programme apps, and they can troubleshoot even the most complicated problems. * The full stack developer collaborates closely with the user interface/user experience designer and other experts. * Full-stack developers stay on top of the newest trends and advances. Wrapping Up While both front end and back end development are integral, you can see that a full stack developer can do a lot, and hiring one for any software development needs is surely a good idea. A full-stack developer frequently has an advantage over an app developer because of his or her broad and thorough knowledge of numerous parts of development. They can build software on both the client and server sides, and it's simple to assign project responsibilities or version control to them. 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03 Sep 2021 | 6 Min Read
Native vs. Cross-Platform: How and What to Choose?

The realm of mobile app development is pretty diverse and is evolving at a rate of knots. Mobile apps have had a real positive impact on businesses worldwide as it has helped them to expand exponentially. This is why the global mobile app market has been growing at a CAGR of 18.4% since 2018. Now with the expansion of mobile app development, the world has seen the growth of different types of mobile app development platforms as well. Some of the popular app development frameworks are: * Native app development * Cross-platform app development * Web app development Among the above-mentioned types, Native and Cross-platform app development have grabbed the eyeballs of business owners all over the world. In fact, a recent Statista report [https://www.statista.com/statistics/869224/worldwide-software-developer-working-hours/#:~:text=Cross%2Dplatform%20mobile%20frameworks%20used%20by%20developers%20worldwide%202019%20and%202020&text=According%20to%20the%20survey%2C%2042,mobile%20developers%20] showed that 67% of the app developers prefer Native apps while the rest go for cross-platform app development. Now a question will arise in your mind: which platform is best- Native or Cross-platform. Therefore, in this blog, we will discuss different aspects of Native and Cross-platform app development. Moreover, we’ll also analyze the situations whereas a CTO, you can use either of the two app development frameworks. So without further ado, let us get started! [https://bit.ly/3DMPFiS]What is Native App Development? As the name itself suggests, Native apps are exclusively developed for a single platform, say iOS, Android, or Windows. The Native apps have direct access to the hardware of the device such as a microphone, camera, GPS, and many more. Thus, they acquire all the possible advantages of the device and deliver a high-performance and better user experience. This is the reason why the majority of the CTOs prefer developing Native applications for their product. With Native apps, IT business owners don’t have to worry about their compatibility with the device or browser behavior. When Should You Develop a Native App? It’s a clear fact that Native apps in general have a plethora of advantages. But it is important for the CTOs to understand the situations where they can opt for Native apps. We have curated a list of different situations whereas a business owner you can opt to develop a Native app: * If as a business owner, you are planning to develop a complex application, Native apps become a great choice. As they can leverage all the benefits of the device, they become a perfect fit for developing complex high-end applications. * Developing a Native app is costlier as compared to Cross-platform apps. So if there are no budget constraints for your app development process, you can go for Native app development. * Along with more money, Native apps take more time to build. Thus, if there is no rush as a business owner for launching your app, stick with Native app development. * Native apps are an investment for the future. Since they render a better user experience, they are bound to rise in the market. So if you have a targeted audience in mind and are willing to wait, Native apps can reap rich results. * If as a CTO, you have a team of experienced Native app developers, you must opt for Native app development. There are different sets of tools for Native app development according to the platform. They are: * For Android: Android IDE, Android Studio, IntelliJ IDEA * For iOS: Atom, XCode, AppCode [https://bit.ly/3jDVAii]What is Cross-platform app development? Cross-platform app development is the process to develop an app that is compatible with various platforms. These apps render a Native-like look and feel to end-users but are not capable of leveraging all benefits of the device. But this doesn’t mean that Cross-platform apps compromise on the app security front. In addition, these apps are stable, easy to maintain, and iterate features. The business owners who opt for Cross-platform app development have a target to expand their user base. When Should You Develop a Cross-platform app? Just like the Native apps, Cross-platform apps have perks of their own. Below are top conditions where CTOs should opt for Cross-platform app development: * Cross-platform apps are easy on the pocket. So if you are a bootstrapped company looking for maximum results with minimum investment, Cross-platform apps are a better choice. * Cross-platform apps have less maintenance cost. Thus, it does not have any negative impact on the overall business revenue. * As an IT business owner, if you have less time to app-marketing, Cross-platform app development is a better choice * It is easier to implement and update Cross-platform apps. Thus, as a CTO, Cross-platform apps creates a ‘win-win’ situation for you [https://bit.ly/3t9d35u]Native vs Cross-platform App Development ‘Native Vs Cross-platform app development’ has been the mother of all battles in the app development realm. But there are certain key aspects that a CTO must keep in mind while selecting the app development platform. Thus, it is essential to understand the core difference between Native and Cross-platform app development. Development Time Native apps have high development time as the codes are written from scratch here for each platform. On the other hand, Cross-platform apps work on the principle of 'write once, run anywhere'. Thus the developers here don’t have to begin everything from scratch and can run single codes on multiple platforms. Performance and Speed The performance and speed of the app play a pivotal role in deciding the future of the app. With Native apps, the IT business owner doesn’t have to worry an ounce about the app's performance or speed. This is because these apps are responsive, fast, and are less likely to get crashed. But for Cross-platform apps, the situation is different. These apps are often plagued by performance issues and are comparatively slower than the Native apps. [https://bit.ly/3yLORI9]Features Native applications have performance SDKs that ensure access to the API device without any hassle. Moreover, unlike the Cross-platform apps, Native apps allow offline features as well. For Cross-platform apps, there is no sure shot access to the device API. Customer reach The customer reach of Native applications is lower as they are developed for a specific platform. Moreover, targeting a larger audience is easier with Cross-platform apps as it allows promoting one app through different platforms. Language compatibility The language compatibility of Native apps is on the higher side as they are developed in a specific language. For example, Java and Kotlin are used for Android whereas Swift and Objective C are used for iOS app development. The Cross-platform apps are developed in JavaScript that is compatible with multiple devices. We are a team of expert developers, testers and business consultants who strive to deliver nothing but the best. Planning to build a completely secure and efficient application? 'Hire Dedicated Developers [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/hire-us/]'. Conclusion Both Native and Cross-platform app development have perks and perils of their own. Therefore, it all comes down to the specific business requirement before zeroing down to an app development framework. For IT business owners, it is important to realize what they actually want before deciding on the app development framework. And the decision should be based on keeping the present as well as future perspectives in mind. Looking For Expert Guidance on Your Dream Project? Our diverse team of industry leading veterans can help you build the most viable solution. Schedule a free consultation call [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/contact-us/] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Krunal Shah Krunal Shah is the CTO and Co-founder at Third Rock Techkno. With extensive experience gained over a decade, Krunal helps his clients build software solutions that stand out in the industry and are lighter on the pocket. | Let's connect! 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