A strong architecture is the foundation of every successful mobile app
The architecture of a mobile app is its foundation. It includes everything that defines an app, from UI/UX and data logic to tech stacks and development processes. Certain mobile architectures are code-intensive, require specialized skills, and are harder to test and maintain than others.
A clearly defined mobile architecture framework, along with the right application development platform, helps enterprises accelerate development and build first-class experiences that meet business needs and user expectations.
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development with Mendix
With the Mendix low-code development platform, enterprises are empowered to select the best mobile architecture for any mobile use case.
Design, develop, and deploy native, PWA, and web apps — all in a single platform. For native, Mendix leverages React Native so you can build both iOS and Android apps from the same codebase. Web apps and PWAs are cross-browser and run on any form factor.
Need both a PWA and native app? Mendix maximizes reuse and consistency by sharing UI elements, data components, and logic between both.
Visual, model-driven, and collaborative IDEs fast-track mobile development and delivery. And with AI assistance bots, automation, tailored IDEs, and collaboration tools, building powerful mobile apps is possible for developers without mobile experience.
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The Atlas UI framework is an open-source, responsive design system that provides enterprises with the fundamentals necessary to design engaging, high-quality apps.
Seamlessly integrated into the Mendix Platform, Atlas incorporates UI and UX best practices to empower teams of all design skill levels. Out of the box, use our templates, building blocks, widgets, and page layouts to accelerate app delivery. Developers can also tailor themes, branding, and UI behaviors, and extend the design system with custom and third-party components.
How to choose the right mobile architecture
Enterprise mobile apps must be scalable, reliable, and maintainable. Before determining which mobile architecture is the right option for your app, consider the following:
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Mobile Architectural Trade‑offs
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Source: Key Considerations When Building Web, Native or Hybrid Mobile Apps: A Gartner® Report
*As an all-in-one low-code platform, Mendix eliminates concerns over code portability and cost by enabling and accelerating the development of both iOS and Android apps from the same codebase.Read more on native vs. web. vs. hybrid vs. PWA
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