Building and maintaining Native Mobile Apps often becomes a burden for the business: Android and iOS technologies are incompatible, coordination of releases and features is tricky, creating the same user experience on both platforms is not easy while having two teams of developers and two code bases.
Cross-platform mobile development has been around for years, but absolute leaders in this category are React Native and Flutter. Based on the most popular TypeScript for React Native and Dart for Flutter languages they are powerful, convenient and reliable.
Considering cross-platform mobile development technology is easier when you start from the ground up. But what about existing Mobile Apps? Can these be converted to Cross-platform?
At Digicode we created methodology and a set of tools that allow us to easily and reliably convert your existing Native Mobile App to React Native or Flutter.
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Why Digicode is
At Digicode we have been building Mobile Apps since the day they were invented. During the last decade we used almost all of the technologies to build Mobile Apps, native and cross-platform. Since we never locked ourselves into one particular technology, we were able to develop a broad understanding of mobile needs. We built dozens of Mobile Apps. But we also committed to find the best possible solution for our customers. Once we started using React Native or Flutter, we were able to reduce development and maintenance cost by 30-40%, to deliver the same user experience on both Android and iOS, to perfectly synchronize releases and to shorten development cycle. We also developed a methodology to convert existing Native Mobile App to React Native or Flutter Apps. Our unique approach, methodology and the toolset allow us to avoid risks and reduce the development cost.
It may sound surprising to some, but very often technology decisions are made based on personal preferences and the level of personal comfort. Development and maintenance cost, scalability, robustness VS. actual need, availability of development resources are often overlooked or completely ignored while making technology decisions. At Digicode we strive to keep our objectivity and to avoid “one-size-fits-all” approach. We have experts in a broad set of technologies and we don’t need to convince our customers to use particular technology because we feel most comfortable with it. We have the technical ability to deliver your product on any mobile technology. React Native and Flutter Apps are not panacea for all types of Mobile Apps. But we see that for over 80% of business and productivity Apps it is a perfect alternative for traditional technology. Our approach is always based on a combination of science and engineering – come up with an idea and make it into a repeatable and reliable process with consistent results.
Our methodology starts with an assessment of the current Native Mobile Apps to see if it can be a good candidate for conversion. Once conversion is considered feasible, we will use a set of tools to create automated tests of the existing application. This will be the key for the quality of the final product. Dissemination and extraction of visual assets and business logic comes next. OS-specific parts of the original code will be rebuilt using React Native or Flutter. Once assembled together, we would use the set of automated tests we created from the original Android or iOS app to test the new React Native or Flutter Apps and fine tune it until behaviour the original Apps and the new ones are identical.