One of the first considerations when planning new Android and iOS Apps is to decide which platform to launch on. You will consider Android, iOS plus Windows & Web. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
We recommend that if you are looking at an app purely for your internal business needs that you consider a web app – it may not be as sexy as seeing your app in the app store but it is more affordable and quicker to develop. To learn more about web apps click here.
Most people with a great idea often want to launch an Android and iOS app concurrently but we don’t recommend it. Apps evolve as they are created and you will want to make changes, some subtle and some may involve adding features. It is best to get one app working properly and launched before starting on the second app because they are both entirely different platforms.
Some developers will take you down the path of creating hybrid apps that use common code bases but we don’t advocate that approach. Native apps are best coded to native platforms. Think Android and iOS Apps – think Codesquad.