Is It Necessary To Create Mobile App For All Platforms?

It is a mobile world. Tech savvy people would feel I am too out dated and probably I need to wipe the dust over my reminiscence. But when I say that we have the world in the mobile now – a reshuffle of words and I am famous among them again! And now every entrepreneur wants to have his business penetration right into the hands of the people. Literally.

So developing mobile app is the complimentary requirement in every project no matter what nature it is in. But what remains an important open discussion is it really so necessary to create a mobile app for every platform?

Multi Platform Mobile App

My answer for this is going to be NO, we really do not require to create an app for every platform in the mobile world. We are engulfed with more than 50 Operating Systems that are available or are been used today. Also if we take the top five mostly used apps still it does not make sense to create an app for them.

There are various parameters that one should consider while choosing a platform. But before we get into those let us get acquainted with the types of apps that are working its way in the market today. We are surrounded by free apps, paid apps and in-app purchase apps that are making up the whole colony. And they technically slot into apps made in HTML5 and the native app. Which to select would be an entire new topic that I would like to pen down some other time.

Back on track, platform is not related any specific device mostly(there are exceptions), so if you create an app it should float seamlessly for all those devices that are sincerely using that OS. Take into consideration; we have Android currently used on a large scale in the Asian subcontinent (Android and iOS have around 88% of the market tapped today). And android is been widely used rather manipulated by the many smartphone manufactures today.
Let’s say if you are having an app that has to talk with the hardware and works on various interdependencies. So if you wish to scavenge out exactly what is going to be your app’s performance in the market then going for Android is not a good choice, go for iOS. Why so? Read on

  • Apple has its own OS i.e. iOS that is completely dedicated to only the models by Job’s brainchild only.
  • Even if there are variations Apple has very less fluctuations in their hardware dependencies so there is less to worry for the developer.
  • Also if you require high end specifications they are tactfully been plowed in their phones.

The next important thing that one needs to consider is the region where you target to market your app more. If you are having your major hold in the US and UK then you are having the maximum of Apple users while the Asian continent are loyal to Google’s open source OS more. Go with the business penetration you wish to create in the particular region.

The next context to be checked out is the need of a cross platform app. I would advise you that if you have a content based app or with least or no OS diffusion then you could go for creating a cross platform as it just acts as layer over the web which can sustain in all platforms to a large extent. It just is a wrapper that works fine for those who wish to generate mobile user influence without the pinch to the pocket.

Doing proper analysis and going by the results would not only help you get a good experience in the app world but also help you create a long lasting foundation. Following the bigwigs would test you first and teach you afterwards. But its better if that is stark opposite right? Would like to know your views.