Smartphones are a deadly combination of utility and addiction. Remember the feeling of despair you experience on realizing that you have forgotten or lost your phone? It is not only with you but each one of us who are reading this article can relate to this grief-stricken situation.
Serving as the most useful and integral device of our daily lives, smartphones are nothing less than a necessity today. And what makes them a part of our routines are the Apps developed to ease up users tasks.
Just like today we have an app for everything. Want to book a restaurant, want to get food delivered at home, book a cab, get groceries delivered, listen to your favorite music, play games, talk to your loved ones face-to-face irrespective of the distance and what not just at a touch of your finger.
If you too aim to get a mobile app developed for your business, then the first thing you need to be clear about is the objectives to be followed. Depending upon your business goals, you need to narrow down your perspectives so that you can arrive at a decision to formulate a strategy.
For an app to get launched successfully and even grow in the market at a rapid pace requires number of factors to be considered.
Among the top factors, the most important one to make or break the success of your mobile strategy is the type of app you have. Broadly there are two of the most used and popular types namely Native apps and Hybrid Apps.
When app developement is on your mind, it might create a lot of confusion too. You have landed at the right place to get your doubts cleared and initiations sorted.
You will find descriptions, pros and cons of native and hybrid app developement in this blog.
About Native Apps
A Native App is a software or a program which is coded in a specific programming language which is understood by a particular platform or environment. Native Apps are written to perform some specific tasks and are built using Software Development Tools (popularly known as SDK) for a distinct platform or operating system.
As iOS specific apps are written in Swift or Objective-C and are built using iOS SDK, same ways Android apps are written in languages like Kotlin or Java using Java Development Kit and C# as a language with .NET SDK is required for Windows platform. Adding to this IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is also used by Native Apps in order to build and develop an app for a particular operating system.
As the User Interface (UI) of all these platforms differ from one another, it is critically required by the programmer to consider the guidelines of the platform for which they are making an app.
Google and Apple both provide the app developers with their specific set of developement tools, interface elements and officially support Kotlin and Swift as their respective programming languages.
Native Mobile apps enjoy a myriad of benefits.
Pros of Native App Development
Cons of Native Apps
About Hybrid Apps
As the name suggests, Hybrid apps combines the elements of native as well as web application. Hybrid apps are installed like a native app but are actually a web app.
Hybrid apps are equally good as HTML5 with an exception that the former incorporates native app features unlike the latter. Deploying a wrapper to act like a bridge between platforms to access the native features makes it possible.
Instagram is one of the best examples of a hybrid app.
Pros of Hybrid Apps
Cons of Hybrid Apps
Above mentioned was a brief introduction on two of the most commonly used types of mobile app development along with their pros and cons. Comparing Native vs Hybrid apps was not the intent of this blog. We aimed to guide you and help you figure out yourself as to which one of the two are best suitable for your mobile app idea. The above stated pros and cons of hybrid vs native are not the only ones that ever exist. But we have tried to show you the best of both and most affecting factors of both the types.
We are not declaring any winner out of the two. As being a Mobile Development Company, we have a profound experience of working on both types.
Still before closing, it is our responsibility to give you a pro-tip. So here it is. Hybrid Apps are ideal for an MVP, or Minimum Viable Product which needs to be tested in a limited market. And if your app needs to be rich in custom features, speedy performance and seamless UX then Native is the best fit.
And if you want best of both, Cross-platform development tools are the solution. Xamarin by Microsoft and React Native by Facebook are the cross-platform development tools.
For any queries or to discuss your app idea with us, please feel free to contact us.
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Until next time, Stay Mobile and Stay Successful!!