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Native Apps vs Hybrid Apps

10 Mar 09:03 AM

Native Apps vs Hybrid Apps


Comparison between different Apps Development

Native Apps vs Hybrid Apps

Which one to start with??

What is Native Apps?

A native app is a smartphone application developed specifically for a mobile operating system. it not only has the advantage of faster performance but also the in-app interaction has a look and feel consistent with most of the other native apps on the device. Native applications have the significant advantage of being able to easily access and utilize the built-in capabilities of the user’s device (e.g., GPS, address book, camera, etcetera). 

Why Native Apps?

  • Native Apps Are Faster 
  • Native Apps Have A Better User Experience 
  • Native Apps Take Advantage of Cameras, Microphones, and Other Phone Goodies 
  • Native Apps have better Offline Support

Why NOT Native Apps?

  • High Cost to Develope (One platform, One Separate Development)
  • Take more people & more time to develope

What is Hybrid Apps?

A hybrid app is a web app built using HTML5 and JavaScript, wrapped in a native container which loads most of the information on the page as the user navigates through the application. They look and feel like a native app, but ultimately outside of the basic frame of the application, they are fueled by a company’s website. While developers can create sophisticated apps with HTML5 and JavaScript alone, some vital limitations remain.

Why Hybrid Apps?

  • Reduced cost of development across multiple platform
  • Retaining full use of device features while making maintenance easier
  • Combines the best of both worlds

Why NOT Hybrid Apps?

  • Performance is way lower than Native Apps
  • Full Feature of Mobile Technology cannot be Utilized
  • Not a good Long Term Solutions as Hybrid has it's limitation 

 

Conclusion:

Native apps offer the best end user experience, but require the most specific skills and are the most expensive to develop. Hybrid apps have a lower barrier to entry, are the cheapest to develop, and target the biggest market, but don’t necessarily capture the correct look and feel of what end users might be expecting and generally won’t perform as well or be as feature-rich. If cost is not an issue, native apps offer the best product, but in more cost-sensitive scenarios, hybrid apps still offer a compelling experience.
If you can afford to pay for all native developers and you are not restricted for the time, then it’s great to make it native. But if you have a limited resources and money, then it would be a wise decision to go with Hybrid or Web app. The choice of application type completely depends on your expectations.

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