Social media as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram is a way to stay in touch with the whole world. Now mobile devices are not restricted to only communication but we use it for e-mailing, working, reading news, article, browsing and a lot more.
If we talk about businesses, it becomes almost impossible to be fully engaged or competitive without mobile apps or website. And the development of a website is not sufficient for business growth we can’t ignore the importance of mobile app. Some people generally don’t use a website as they think it is time-consuming so for this category of people development of mobile apps are important.
Having a great website is not enough for the business as now people are using smartphones and tablets and find more convenient to use mobile apps for different purposes. As per today’s statistics, more than 70% of all Internet traffic is on mobile devices that mean you should think of converting your business website to mobile app.
As compared to iPhone users number of Android users are more all over the world. So, development of Android app is the right choice.
But there are some issues that we can’t ignore while converting website to an app as:
First, Development Cost
This is the first concern, as the cost of mobile app development is higher than the development of website or web application. But this is beneficial for your business if you have both the website and mobile app then it will help you rank higher on a Google Search.
Second, difference in screen size
We cannot forget about the screen size when we think about to convert a website into Android App. If our website has lot of pictures, charts, analytics, buttons etc. it becomes very difficult to convert in a similar design.
Development from Scratch
It is preferable to develop the app from scratch, the native app for the specific platform can provide the user with the most optimal user interface and user experience with other features. That’s why native apps are developed using the same code as device operating system has.
Why Android App?
Interaction between App and User
With the mobile app, we have the opportunity to send push notifications. If we posted something new the user will easily find out. or local notifications that function in the same way. If the user did something in the app and app is waiting for his feedback and push notifications helps the users to receive notification about this.
Benefit of the native Android app is its quick integration into the platform and it quickly accesses phone contacts, browser, camera and other apps to interact with them and implement its goal easily and qualitative.
High-quality user interface
All control elements become more convenient for users as buttons, text margins, links on finger clicks. Each operating system has its own logic has its own logic of switching between the screen in apps.
High level of Personalization
If the user enters any personal information on the don’t need to enter this address again as a mobile app can store all the user’s data and change interface depending on his demands.
Using all capabilities to the full extent
Mobile devices know a lot about its users and using of this information for service level increase is the key reason of mobile apps growing.
Process of Conversion Website into an Android App
a) Website Functionality
First, a developer should list all the website features to understand how the future app should look what it will perform. But the app cannot be exactly the same as a website and while converting features of an app.
b) UI/UX design
A designer should keep in the mind the user experience for your future app and pleasing interface that will be attractive for you and users. Background colors and color spectrum can be same as that of a website but design shall be developed on the basis of mobile platforms and use special designing patterns.
c) User story
User story is detailed feature list by project manager that allows developers to solve many important issues even before they start coding. With this, they are looking for the best options how to implement the required functionality.
d) Development Process
Apart from the Android Studio, integrated development environment for the app development and need to apply some other technologies for the correct back-end development when we want to convert website into mobile application like
RESTful API can be used almost from any programming language which determines features suite developers can and get feedback. Interaction is performed via HTTP protocol.
Database is one or several files intended for storing, changing and processing of large volumes of interrelated information of mobile app.
This tool is used to divide all content into separate pages and it is a very convenient tool for news apps as with this you can choose any page to see you need.
For mobile application developers, it is very important to understand that the communication with database and server is implemented in a different way on the web and mobile app. Besides this mobile app structure is differs from the website as an app can connect directly to the database and in other cases, server can be communication point between database and app.