Looking back, there was a time when mobile specific apps were necessary. Browser technology wasn’t quite there, and the first smartphones just didn’t have enough oomph. But we have come a long way since then …
Let’s look at the iPhone. Since the first release in 2007 to the release of the iPhone6 last year, according to Apple, speed has increased 50x. Most independent reports say this is more or less correct. If we consider just this improvement, something that used to take 15 second would now take 0.3 seconds. Just that alone makes a huge difference.
These two improvements however are additive. They collectively provide an overall speed improvement of 1500x. To put that in perspective, if something used to take an unacceptable 15 seconds back in 2007, it would now take a delightful 0.01 seconds.
Do you still want to create a desktop application, then rewrite for iOS and again for Android?
allows you to write just once for all devices:
- Much less coding and maintenance
- Lightning fast
- No UX compromise
With the SmartClient strategy, you can even afford to do the unthinkable and build a rest week into your sprint schedule! 😉