What Are the Benefits of Using Cloud-enabled Mobile Apps?
Posted: Dec 15, 2018
We see that the number of mobile applications available to download on different app stores is increasing at an exponential rate. According to some stats, there is approx. 5 million apps available between Apple’s app store and Google’s play store. It should be kept in mind that not all these apps are created equally.
Almost all the applications are said to be native i.e. one has to download the application in their respective mobile and install it to make it work. These are also meant for particular platforms such as iOS or Android.
On the other hand, cloud-based applications are gaining the momentum now. These apps live on servers and get controlled through web browsers. With the advancement in mobile app development which are cloud-enabled becoming the most preferred one. Here are some potential reasons behind the trend:
One can launch on two platforms simultaneously - As said earlier that native apps play on specific platforms only, this makes them inferior to the cloud-based ones which can function in two platforms at the same time. Due to this technology, a business can gather more audience and can gain maximum profit.
Development is of low cost - As compared to iOS or android app development costs, cloud-based mobile app development cost is much lower. Plus, one has to build the application only once to work on both the platforms. Hence, one doesn’t need to hire a mobile app development service frequently. This saves a lot of money and time too.
Time saviour - Much related to the previous point, the native app needs more time to build than cloud-based apps. Moreover, people who are looking forward to adding certain specifications to them, using an android app development service, need approx. 12 months to complete the process. On the other hand, cloud-based mobile apps require lesser time and one doesn’t have to repeat the process twice. Getting one’s development faster indirectly means that they will get a much bigger ROI.
One doesn’t need them to be installed - One doesn’t need to go through an installation process to make them work. People can just utilize them over the cloud (like a web-based application) without any installation issues. The applications gather information directly from the cloud to run the application which makes them unique compared to the native apps.
Data stored securely - In the case of native apps, we see that data is stored in the user’s device. This proves to be a big threat to critical data which can get erased if the device starts to malfunction. With the data stored in the cloud, and with the advantage of cloud computing, one will be free of worries over this issue.
Cloud computing, cloud-based infrastructure and cloud backed applications are on the fast track with the aim to reshape the IT sector. Businesses all around the globe are already singing songs of praise of cloud computing and its many benefits. Cloud-based apps, on the other hand, are allowing users to experience the best of the application they are using and that of the device they are operating. All in all, it is safe to say that cloud computing is not the future anymore as the future is here already!
Sunny is working in a mobile app development company that is praised by its clients for its best mobile app development with other IT services.