Author: Snehal Jadhav

Sometimes we forgot something about our event and missed something to do or forget something to schedule. We are so overloaded these days that we need something more than just a paper organizer. We need something that will help us to plan, follow and remind our life events. Mobile application developers have found a solution and they started creating Event planning or Event Handling applications. Event Handling app is one of the best way to handle or schedule the upcoming events. You can use this app from time to time control your event or to make your event to properly schedule. Basic steps to develop an Mobile Event App.

Know Your Competition and identify Your Need:
Any mobile application don’t have one basic model. They are divided into different types according to their need, purpose, target etc. Like that an event app also have any other competitor in the market. So firstly you need to look at it and need to develop your ideas. While developing your ideas to make sure that your idea should be unique which highlights your application.

Identify Approach To Develop App:
While developing an app you need to choice what type of application development technology should you choose. The choice for this is depend on your wish and budget of app.

  • Native Applications:
    Native apps is an application program that has been developed for use on a particular platform or device. They help you to develop custom set of functions and unique design. Because these apps are platform dependent you need to create separate versions foe each platform.
  • Hybrid Applications:
    This approach is latest approach to develop any mobile app. Hybrid app development combines the best part of both web development and native development. This approach overcomes the disadvantage of native apps of creating different application on different platforms. In Hybrid approach you can create app on one platform and deploy on multiple platforms.

Design Your App:
Design your application as per your need of app. Designing an app is becoming increasingly popular as it create an instant impact on the mind of user while ensuring usability of app

What Features need to be added in app?
While developing an app you need list down what features you need to add to your app. Those features which can highlight your app and make different froother app. When you are planning to develop an event mobile app let’s consider some basic features related to event planning should contain.
Basic features for Event planning App:

  • Scheduling:
  • Mapping:
  • Teaming:
  • Sharing:
  • Posting:

Scheduling:
Scheduling is necessary while developing an event app. Every event is scheduled on particular dates and times. By considering those dates and times you need to schedule your app so that user can easily got updates about that event.
Mapping:
Mapping feature makes user more comfort with the app. Geolocation will help to user to understand how to reach to venue in case user is unknown with the place and even mapping with any places related to the event helps user to get the location of that event within an event.
Teaming:
If your event app is for conference like events then making list of team members will help to user to know about the team, to know about whom going to conduct tht event and to know about profile information of team members.
Sharing:
This feature allows user to share their experience with outsiders.
Posting:
This feature allows user to post their experiences within the application. Posting is the quite good feature to involve user into the app.

What qualities does your app have contain?
In today’s growing app popularity, success of app depends upon the popularity of your app and how users will like it. It fully depends upon the qualities which you provide to your app and after that on user on their interactive experience. While developing the app you needs to add some extra and good qualities to the app which can make user engaged with app. Think more how you can increase interaction level in your app.

Summary
The main goal of event app development is to provide multipurpose app which help users to get all the information related to the event. It allow users to stick with app cause of qualities and features of the app for marketing purpose of app.

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Ionic Overview

          Ionic framework was developed back in 2015 as an customization for Apache Cordova by the Drifty Co. software vendor. Mainly it was introduced for the development of hybrid mobile applications.  Hybrid mobile applications are the small websites which are running in browser shell in an app that have access to the native layer.

          Ionic  used as Front-End UI  Framework that handles all the look and feel of mobile application. Ionic uses HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and Angular.Js to build the application. Ionic provides all the functionality which can be found in Native mobile development SDKs.

          Ionic is focused on building modern web standards and modern devices. Ionic supports for Android 4.1 and up and for iOS 7 and up. Ionic 2 supports Universal Windows Platform. Ionic framework powered by Angular.Js supports BlackBerry 10 apps.

React Native Overview

            React Native is a Java Script framework for writing real, native mobile apps for Android and iOS. React Native is based on Facebook Libraries for building UI. React Native is proudly manage and maintain by a community of expert React Native developers and leading corporations, including Facebook and Instagram.

           React Native is an extension of  React.Js, using the same principles such as virtual DOM for updating the UI. React Native uses Native UI components. In Ionic  the components are written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript but React Native uses Native Components.

          React Native is cross-platform means the same code is use for Android as well as iOS. Unlike Ionic, it is not designed for write once and run everywhere. So you need to change some platform specific code in your program.

Ionic  vs  React Native

                                                                                    

 

Ionic

React Native

The general idea of Ionic is for improvement portability of web technology. The general idea of React Native to use functional user interface
TypeScript  (it is super-set of JS that compiles 2 simple and clean JS on any browser) used for Ionic. React Native (JSX that means it is a syntax extension that optimizes the code while compiling the code to JS) used for React Native
Ionic reuses the code to develop android, iOS, windows phone, web, desktop and progressive web-apps React Native reuses the code to develop android, iOS and windows phone apps.
As Ionic is uses web-view the code performance is okay. In the React Native code performance is excellent as there is no web-view.
Testing can be done on any browser while using Ionic In React Native testing is done on emulator or real phone device.
Apache cordova is used as hardware accessibility in Ionic. React Native itself is capable enough.
In Ionic needs to be written only once, but can be executed anywhere. In React Native needs to be learn only once and becomes easy to write on any platform.
Ionic use to develop hybrid mobile applications. React Native is use to develop native mobile applications.
The documentation of Ionic is simple, clean and consistent. Documentation of React Native is very basic
Ionic is based on Angular 2 backed by google. React Native based on react backed by Facebook.

Conclusion

      Ionic and React Native  both are meant for the same purpose but different project requirement. Between Ionic and React Native which framework is better is depends on many factors like, your project, your user requirements etc. They  both do different things, and both do it well.

   If the developer already has ReactJs then React Native is good choice. And if the developer is familiar with Angular then Ionic may be good choice.

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