They are easier to use and work with given they depend on built-in features of the device.
They are available at app stores and users can easily download the apps they need from such stores (Claburn, 2014).
They are more secure and safe for the user since they have to be approved by the app store compatible with them.
Native apps are more expensive to develop especially if they are compatible with numerous mobile platforms and devices.
The approval process at the app store may be long and in some cases not successful.
Hybrid mobile apps are unique apps that install on mobile devices. They enable the user to take photos, play games, and chat with friends among other things. An example is whatsapp that one can use to chat with colleagues (Yang & Wang, 2014).
Native SDK mobile app development will still be needed in the future despite existence of cross platform tools due to their uniqueness that have taken time to develop. They provide unique interface that may require a lot of efforts and resources to shift from.
The mobile app (IoT) economy may not be sustainable in the next five years. Although these apps continue to flood in the market, the cost of innovating them is very high to the developer. Secondly, they become outdated very fast as more advanced apps come in the market. In addition, they are easily copied by the competitor, hence depreciating their market value within a very short time. All these factors make it difficult for the developer to generate sufficient revenue to compensate for the time and efforts spent in discovering them.
a. Through using mobile apps tools, farmers in Queensland will be able to access important information that will help them to improve their productivity as well as revenue they generate from their farming activities. Such information may include prices at different markets, best farming practices and other important farm-related data (PSFK report for UN Global Pulse, 2013). For example, a farmer may use his mobile apps to chat with his or her agriculture extension officer in regards to a new crop disease.
b. Taxi drivers may not have sensors that can collect geographical data about the routes they are using. Some may even lack adequate knowledge to use GPS and other sensors even if they may have them.
c. Through mobile apps such as polymaps, data can be loaded to create interactive maps.
a. Through “Amazon Dash”, one is able to get his or her favourites products in the kitchen by just pressing a button (Worth, 2015). The technology is paving way to autonomous kitchen’s fridge or pantry through delivering household items in the kitchen by placing an order instead of going to the store physically.
b. Data mining can help in the analysis of consumer’s behaviors by analyzing what the customers would like to buy even before placing an order. Through mobile commerce apps, buyers will be able to save their preferred items and then place their order at a later date.
c. Mobile apps have created social network platforms where people can interact globally to share any form of information (Cameron, Gregory & Battaglia, 2012). Such apps are allowing people to personalize their contexts in order to interact with other people more freely.
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