Addressing the need for enterprise mobility, hybrid mobile app development has gained significance. Cross platform, hybrid mobile app development provides access to native capabilities and mobile features, enables synchronization with offline data, provides connection to mobile backend services (mBaas), offers an instant preview and packaging of mobile apps and delivers apps across platforms using a shared code base.
A Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) provides portability and mobility. Development teams need to ensure they choose the right mobile development tool and a framework that suits their application development requirements. Here’s what a mobile application development platform offers:
Use a wide collection of templates and themes that adapt to platform guidelines to create hybrid mobile apps with a native ‘look and feel’.
Gain easy access to native capabilities and mobile features without concern about underlying complexities.
Connect and link applications to backend services (mBaas) and cloud storage of your choice for features such as identity and user management, analytics, and push notifications.
Instantly test and preview apps on different devices and package them to publish on Google, Apple and Windows app stores.
Use a shared code base and reuse codes across platforms to deliver cross-platform mobile apps, reducing code development time.
WaveMaker hybrid mobile applications are built using a platform-specific installer based on the Cordova framework and the app components such as widgets, prefabs, and layouts, are bundled along with the App. The runtime component and the widget library required for integration with backend services are bundled as well. The corresponding Web App is $built on an open standards-based stack using Angular, Bootstrap & HTML.
Build mobile UI using layouts and mobile specific widgets.
Integrate data via REST APIs, data binding, and variables.
Enhance app functionality by enabling native support with access to device-specific features.
Build platform-specific installers for easy deployment of apps.