Converting PHP Web App to Mobile App

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The introduction of the smartphone has revolutionized the information technology industry. Just as the cellular phone did with the telephony industry, the smartphone allowed humans to access the power of the internet from any location of their preference, changing the way humans communicate, interact and transact in ways not thought possible even a decade ago. The adoption of the smartphone by a large section of the populace has spurred the growth of the mobile application industry, just as the dotcom boom of the 1990s saw the emergence of the web-based applications as the next frontier in the tech economy. This monumental shift has created the need for organizations to have their applications shifted from web-based apps to mobile apps. AIS Technolabs provides organizations with a easy and customizable solution to port their PHP-based web apps to mobile apps targeting the major mobile operating systems of the day.

Why Should You Shift to a Mobile App

Mobile apps are applications that are specifically made for smartphones. As of today, there are 2 competing and dominant mobile app ecosystems for the two major mobile operating systems; namely Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. The shift to mobile applications has a significant advantage for organizations over their web-based predecessors:

Compatibility

Mobile apps are built for a specific operating system, and hence these apps are highly compatible with the wide array of smartphone devices. This ensures that a single mobile application source code is compatible with various devices running a particular operating system. This speeds up the development process, and for organizations, reduces the cost of development and deployment.

Trust

Mobile apps are available exclusively through the official app download platforms for Google’s Android as well as for Apple’s iOS. This ensures that consumers get the best applications that are free from malware and other malicious code, as well as provide them with a platform for feedback. For developers, it creates a standardized set of programming and design principles which ensure that apps are convenient to develop and easy to deploy directly on these app download platforms.

Peripherals

Most smartphones come with a wide range of peripherals including GPS systems, gyroscopic sensors, front and rear cameras, fingerprint sensors as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and speakers and microphones. Using these peripherals, app developers have been able to develop services and solutions which are not possible on web-based interfaces which only output in either HTML or JavaScript; giving consumers both superior services, as well as novel ways to interact with the app.

Branding and Recognition

For organizations, it is imperative to have their brands displayed as often as possible to their consumers to ‘hammer in’ the branding effect. The excess of branding has made most consumers immune to branding messages on traditional media such as television, radio and even banner advertisements on the web. Since a sizeable portion of time is spent by consumers on their smartphones, the presence of the company logo on the smartphone screen or app drawer creates an automatic association in the minds of the people with the services being provided.

Why Should You Convert Your PHP Web App to a Mobile App

 

PHP is the de-facto programming language for the web, and it commands a sizeable chunk of the entire gamut of web applications made throughout the years. While PHP has its shortcomings, it is overlooked due its ease of programming and deployment, and is still the programming language of choice for a wide number of web developers throughout the globe. While PHP web applications have been around since the mid 1990s, and more are being developed to this day, the world has shifted from desk-based computing platforms such as desktops and laptops to handheld mobile devices within a few short years. The mobile interface is infinitely more user-friendly for consuming content as well as transacting online; and cheaper and faster mobile internet services have brought superior web solutions closer to the masses. Some of the industries where mobile-based interfaces have outshined their web-based counterparts are:

Banking and Transactions

Mobile apps have allowed people to create and store money in virtual wallets, which are safe, secure and portable. This has allowed for cashless economies to flourish where people can safely pay for goods and services without even using their credit cards, with the money directly debited from the wallets.

Taxi Services

While telephony taxi services were standardized in the 1970s; it still required a large amount of human interaction, which could provide incorrect or misleading data; resulting in the loss of revenue for organizations. With almost all smartphones featuring GPS services, consumers can provide their exact location and destination without any hassle directly to taxi-service operators, who in turn are able to reach their clients faster, and take them through the shortest and fastest routes; increasing their revenue manifold.

E-Commerce

Mobile-based E-Commerce solutions have allowed people to order goods directly from their home with minimal hassle. The benefits of mobile solutions include faster and safer payments, improved location tracking and transparency in goods delivered. All of this have encouraged e-commerce organizations to adopt mobile solutions as the future of e-commerce solutions.

With the adoption of mobile apps in a global scale, AIS Technolabs allows organizations the ability to port their old PHP source code into the requisite mobile application code which can be deployed directly through app store platforms for iOS and Android.

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