I’m building a rails-based CRM for a specific niche. Our early users and first few paying customers have all insisted that they want a native iOS app (iphone and ipad). I don’t know the first thing about building a native iOS app so here I am!
I’m probably not going to be able to afford a dedicated iOS or Android developer any time soon and so building an HTML/JS app that can deploy natively to multiple platforms seems like the best option so far for getting the most bang for my time. I’d love any input or feedback on people in a similar position or know more than me about what I tools or frameworks I can use.
Here’s what my research has yielded me so far (please correct me if I’m wrong):
- Sencha Touch/Jquery Mobile - Frameworks to create “native-looking” apps.
- Both of the above can compile into an app that is deployable as an .APK or iOS native app so users can install from the app store and have a nice “native feeling” application.
How does this sound? Am i completely missing something? Any options I’m not thinking of? Am i doing the right thing?
Thanks in advance !