Mobile GIS & LBS
Matt holds an MSc in Geography and GIS. He has been working with clients solving problems with GIS for over 17 years. Matt founded WebMapSolutions whose mission is to put innovative, intuitive GIS driven applications into the hands of new and existing users.
Building Mobile GIS Apps using Titanium
May 22nd, 2012 by Matt Sheehan
Our intention here is not to analyze in detail these approaches. We did want to mention, in passing, two key points. Native allows immediate access to new mobile features like rear facing cameras. There is a lag for hybrid to add that functionality. Also performance. Native apps are faster than hybrid. Now whether that makes a difference depends on the apps requirements. From our experience most mobile apps we write are well served by a hybrid approach. But we do look carefully at specs and asses beforehand.
Here is an excellent article which compares the Titanium approach to that of Phonegap:
But if we find situations where performance is an issue, or we need a newly released mobile feature. And the app can use api’s which can be used by Titanium, we will certainly look at their solution again.
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