World is digging more into mobile development with every passing moment but still there is lot fuss about mobile app development. As we move into a mobile-first world, many companies considering mobile apps are facing a common challenge — which development platform should we choose? Should we build a native, mobile web, or hybrid app? The answer depends on your company’s priorities and many other factors such as:
- How fast you need the app
- If you can develop any part of the app in-house
- What you are trying to accomplish with the app
- Your budget for app development
- What features you need
To help you decide, let’s take a look at the differences between native, mobile web, and hybrid apps, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can understand which approach will be the right one for your app idea
Native app development
Native apps are platform based. They are developed for specific platform like Android or iOS. Developers write code of iOS applications in Swift or objective C and for Android native apps they use Java as language tool for development.
Examples: Pokemon Go, Canvas, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Pros of native app development
- Code runs faster: As they are using core’s programming language and API’s it makes they more efficient, faster and high level performance.
- Native apps are more secure because of multi factor authentication. An app can have an embedded certificate, better than a browser for preventing man-in-the-middle attacks.
- It is easier to add more features at later stage in the mobile application.
- Native apps easily integrate with mobile hardware
- Native mobile app support both the online and offline transactions
- Simple yet better user experience and fast performance
- Native SDKs allows accessing device features without dealing with the complexity of native plugins
Cons of Native app development
- Take more time to develop as compare to Hybrid Application.
- Its development is bit costlier comparatively to hybrid apps development.
Hybrid app development
Hybrid means same code will run for both platforms (iOS and android). Hybrid apps are typically easier and faster to develop than native apps. When it comes to mobile app development, there isn’t any one-size fits all approach that should be followed. You can either develop a native app, a web-based mobile app, or a hybrid mobile app.
Examples: Myntra, UberEats, Instagram, AirBnB
Pros of Hybrid apps development
- Faster app development
- Simple and easy to maintain
- Cross platform UI
- Integrate with device file system
- Less expensive app development and cost effective maintenance
- Single code management for multiple mobile platforms
Cons of Hybrid apps
- Hybrid Mobile Apps Require a More Extensive QA Testing and Integration Phase.
- Limited capabilities.
- Moderate User Experience
What is mobile friendly website and why it is required?
A mobile-friendly website is a website designed to display website content on mobiles and tablets. Mobile friendly websites optimized for mobile devices because it makes it easier to access for mobile users to read and navigate the content of website. The mobile-friendly website easily adjusts accordingly to the screen size and resolution of the mobile devices. Developers formatted the interface and the content of your website in such a way that when user open the website on mobile he feels the navigation and content according to screen size and more optimized. Function like touch friendly elements can make the website easier to use and user use it very easily on phone as well.
A fair comparison – Hybrid v/s Native App
To make a choice from native and hybrid app development depends upon your/client’s conditions, budget and project idea and requirements. Both have their pros and cons, which already mentioned above helps you to decide better.
For more clearer vision and to decide how to choose which platform from both, lets have verbal communication as we understand it would give you more clarity to understand your target audience and requirements. Feel free to contact us. We are always ready to help.