Custom Development Platforms
As you would expect, custom applications provide the greatest amount of flexibility – the sky is essentially the limit here. A custom application done through traditional development can be made to satisfy even the most complex requirements, all the while having a true sense of individuality, and a look and feel that you simply can’t get with other options. In addition, any number of complex integrations can be built to ensure your application’s functionality won’t be limited by an inability to communicate with your organization’s systems.
However, going the custom applications route poses its own set of challenges as well. The development cycles can take much longer depending on the complexity of the application. In addition, an on-premise or cloud environment must also be configured to host any number of backend services the application may make use of, which comes with its own costs. Also, depending on the tools and frameworks used to develop the application, more work may be required to support multiple screen sizes, devices and out-of-the-box platforms.