Technology Options for Developing Hybrid Mobile Application for eCommerce
Thursday, 13 November 2014 |Written by qtriangle |
A hybrid mobile app refers to a native mobile application that is developed with the help of technologies other than the indigenous SDKs for platforms such as Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows. Implementing the best of both the worlds (native + Web), it is a downloadable native app running a part or whole of its interface in a rooted browser section.
Developing a mobile e-commerce hybrid application typically involves the use of several web-based technologies, a few of which are mentioned above. Practically, a number of frameworks tend to help in using these coding languages and scripts, which encompass a kind of wrapper or compiler for converting common code into a native application. Let us look at some of the most commonly used frameworks or technology options in use for developing hybrid mobile e-commerce app.
Built on Apache Cordova, PhoneGap offers a remote building interface for integrating and emulating an application in the cloud. It is an ideal choice for remote development of hybrid mobile e-commerce apps for a sole mobile platform.
No matter which one you choose, the aforementioned frameworks facilitate varying levels of access to the functionality of the native device. You only need to choose them on the basis of supporting languages you need.