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Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Automotive, Smart Devices, Wireless |

Automotive: Native applications vs Web applications

Automotive: Native applications vs Web applications

There seems to be a trend of automotive products such as IVI Systems and Instrument Cluster among others that are using web based applications for all purposes such as media playback, vehicle information, etc. The other option for these applications is native application. So the question we must ask: Which one is better – Web based or native? With Web based applications, car infotainment system, instrument cluster OEMs will be able to reuse applications across all their products. This is very important because OEMs will have products based on multiple operating systems – QNX, ITRON, Android, Linux. OEMs will prefer to reuse from the perspective of cost saving, time-to-market and consistent UX. Are web technologies ready to cater to automotive needs? Though web technologies are standardized and easily to use, automotive related extensions have to be included and standardized. I have outlined the related features that have to be included in web technology components such as web-kit for automotive platform: Vehicle information such as navigation, speed, gear, head light,...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Wireless |

Mobile Application types and business choice

Mobile Application types and business choice

Mobile applications and the market scenario has evolved so much in the last decade in tandem with the technologies and standards. The competition and time to market  to do business has become cut throat.  An app is a real estate that struggles so much to find its place in the menu of a phone. This directly has impact on the the things that one need to decide early in stage in the mobile application development process as how to build and deploy an app. The options available today are, Native Applications Web Applications & Hybrid Applications Let us have a crisp understanding of these before deciding which one to choose. Native Applications: A native app is an app for a certain mobile device (smartphone, tablet , etc) which is coded with a specific programming language (like Objective C for iOS, Java for Android) and installed directly onto the device. End users typically acquire these apps through an online app store. A native app generally makes use of the phone’s...

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