The technology stack is the one mobile app development process consideration factor that can have a direct impact on a lot of things – the development timeline, launch period, difficulty in developing, and the overall cost of development.
How To Choose the Best Technology Stack For Your Mobile App Project
While a company that has skills in working around a wide number of mobile app development technologies will help you in making your project specific tech stack choice, it always helps to know how to make the choice yourself.
In this article, we will be looking at the different factors that help decide which technology stack you should opt for.
Well, without further delay, let us get started.
1. App’s Nitty-Gritty
There is a whole range of factors that differentiate one app from the other. Factors like: device it would function on, the type of network condition required, user experience which you are planning to offer, the approximate launch time of the app, platform – Android vs iOS it would function on, and a number of others.
All of these considerations come together to define the technology stack of a mobile app – the choice of language, library, framework, and software which would be collectively used to design and create the mobile application.
2. The Goal of Mobile App
The selection of a technology stack also depends greatly on the purpose that you wish to achieve with your mobile application. There is almost always a different tech stack choice when you decide to develop between low latency and late response high latency mobile app. As a general rule of thumb, a mobile app which is based on very high processing asks for a robust technology stack which is robust enough to work around several streamlined interactions.
3. The Skill Set of the Development Team
When deciding on your technology stack, chances are that you will come across some languages and toolset that are very similar to each other in nature but have some very minute level differences standing between them.
Now when you come across a situation like this, the right thing to do is make the choice on the basis of your developers’ skill-set.
If you choose a technology stack that your team has not worked around, chances are that you will not just see a rise in the development effort, time to takes to launch the app in the market, but even the total cost estimate of your mobile app development project, while the exact vice versa will happen when you choose the technology stack your team of developers is comfortable with.
4. The Company that Backs the Technology
The company that backs the technologies which are a part of your tech stack also plays a huge role in deciding which technology stack should be chosen.
For example, when you choose a technology set backed by reliable brands like Adobe, Google, or Microsoft, you are bound to get a lot greater community support and options to take advantage of better documentation than when you choose brands whose main line of business lies in a different domain altogether, like Facebook.
5. The Option to Operate on One or More than One Platform
The choice of a technology stack for an application that would run on a single platform, i.e. either Android or iOS, will be completely different from the one that functions cross-platform – Android, iOS, and Web.
The acting difference between the tech choice for development of Native and Cross-platform application is that of scalability. While it works even if the scalability is low in case of native app development, cross-platform apps’ tech stack need to be highly scalable, for they would run on multiple platforms and operating system versions as compared to Native’s limited few.
Now that you have gotten the idea on how to select a technology stack for your mobile app project, the next logical thing to do is to get in touch with a mobile app development company that has the experience to tell you what your app needs and a team that knows how to work around it.
Meanwhile, what do you think are the factors which are needed to choose a technology stack? Let us know in the comment section below.