Building Mobile Apps – what is the best approach?

January 18, 2014
Posted in Mobile


I am not sure why I feel like writing these days (could be because of more sunlight) but nonetheless, here I am with yet another article and video on PHP … in the same week!

This weeks nerd question:

When building mobile apps, should you use native languages (Objective C or Java typically) or should you go HTML5, CSS3 with a PHP back-end?

Personally, I think that many, many times, you will find the HTML5 route the best choice because:

1. Native iOS and Android development has a steeper learning curve and the languages themselves, are not exactly trivial – Object C is for iOS and Java is for Android and both are not the easiest to learn.

2. If you write your mobile app with HTML5, it will be universal and supported on all types of devices:

  • iOS – that’s iPhone, iTouch and iPad
  • Android devices
  • Windows Phones – not that anyone uses these. But still …

Enough with the writing, time for my video commentary!


Stefan Mischook


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