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  • shivani
    Full name: Shivani Kumar
    Posts: 1
    Last post: Aug 14, 2014 8:07:11 AM
    Registered on: Aug 14, 2014
    Can Magnolia be used to Native app development?
    #1 by shivani on Aug 14, 2014 8:07:11 AM

    I wanted to know whether can i use Magnolia for developing native apps for different platforms like Android, iOS or Windows ?? From what i understood Magnolia helps in building websites for all platforms.

  • johnyrex
    Full name: rahul parashar
    Posts: 1
    Last post: Aug 16, 2017 1:19:19 PM
    Registered on: Aug 16, 2017
    Re: Can Magnolia be used to Native app development?
    #2 by johnyrex on Aug 16, 2017 1:19:19 PM

    With my past experience in cross platform android app development I have found that its not possible to replace native for all the features it provides. In cross platform there comes various features during development where we have to create plugin and call native code.

    So if the plugin is created then code has to be done for both iPhone and Android.
    In regards to quality of the app the loading of pages is more like webpage which loads contents or elements at different instance. where as in Mobile apps developed in native such quality issues will never come. Many times it has been found that the screen transitions are so poor in cross platform that we have to make big compromise to let it go as fixing such issues takes lot of time.

    There is also limitations to animation for screen transitions when it comes to cross platform development. When it comes to client-server architecture it has been reported that cross platform web service calls are not secure as compared to native. We have not experienced any such issue as of yet so we don't have any concrete proof to support this.

    With enhancement in the app there is possibility to get limitation with certain implementations in cross platform but this will never happen in native.

    But with all the details mentioned above I would suggest to go for native instead of cross platform.

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