Here or there, the mobile app is everywhere. For every routine day task, we have a mobile app. For luxury shopping to festive shopping, for flight booking to hotel cab booking, for making payment to receiving payment, for food ordering to table booking, for finding jobs to finding colleges, it is everywhere. This is inviting more developers to join the similar league and earn a fair amount of revenue from there. Well for mobile app development companies, if they are coming up with a new app then they have to do it for multiple platforms like IOS, Android, and windows. Users are bifurcated all across these platforms and leaving a platform is losing a sound amount of users. Hell, that’s not what you can risk and app development for all platforms is not what you want either. Yes, we all know developing an app for all platforms can be costly and time-consuming. Well, the easy way out is PhoneGap framework that enables single app development on all platforms. Well, this is a bright side for the developers but is the same for the customers as well? Let’s peep into some of the positives and negatives of PhoneGap.
1. One app, multiple devices
A single app to target on a humongous set of audience that runs across all the platforms and work as a money saver. All set of users can engage if PhoneGap app is developed. The luring part of PhoneGap app is that a single code is to be coded which runs on all the platforms which make this medium best for mobile app development.
2. Time and cost saver
Half of the cost can be saved if PhoneGap app is to be developed because it is to be developed just for once. The same look, feel, and design is served on all the platforms without having to work on them differently. The same interface is served on both Android and IOS devices and services becomes entirely unique.
3. Accessing and marketing was never this easy
PhoneGap apps are growing tremendously in popularity and both customers and developers are admiring its use. This makes accessing the apps easy and marketing really simplified. PhoneGap has all the trending features covered like sound enhancement and Geolocation which makes this app even more glittering among users. This is the best technology you can get, all type of API is supported, no detailed knowledge of a specific language is needed, what else you expect?
Now, all those you read above are the features which just entice you to develop and use PhoneGap. Well, every coin has two sides and so do PhoneGap. Let’s explore the flip side of the PhoneGap apps.
1. Performance issues
If high performance is your agenda then PhoneGap might not be the suitable choice for you. Take an example of gaming apps, PhoneGap apps cannot give the performance that iPhone or Android app development can give. When we bring the comparison of PhoneGap apps and native apps then native apps have way too much high performance and no divergent ways to that.
2. Bad user interface
One of the major issues underlying with PhoneGap apps is that it doesn’t outburst with graphics-rich apps. If you expect highly designed and rich graphics from your app and most probably your users expect this from you then PhoneGap apps a big red alert. Develop apps differently if want excellent UI and flawless UX.
3. Access denied to OS features
You cannot have total access to the OS features as OS doesn’t permit to do so. Many functions are not performed adequately due to lack of full access. Many of the major issues remain unsolved and third-party frameworks are to be integrated for combating this issue. Quality degradation and performance issues occur due to third-party framework integration.