Utilise Device Capabilities
There's no need to limit your app to the capabilites of a typical website. Today's modern devices do so much more than just display information. Take full advantage of a device's sensors and components to create the best experience possible.
These are just some of the things modern devices have, or can do, that we have utilised in apps we've devloped and published over the years:
- GPS and compass
- Cameras and image processing, including things like QR code generation and scanning
- Digital inking and handwriting recognition (on supported devices - such as Microsoft Surface Pro)
- Smartwatch integration
- Offline data storage with background syncing - considerably more powerful and flexible than that available to websites.
- Near-field communication (NFC)
- Fingerprint sensors