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Native App, Web App, and Hybrid app have their own strengths and weaknesses. Understand them and choose the right one to develop app for…

The mobile app ecosystem has expanded at a rate of knots in recent times. Mobile apps are proving to be a game-changing technology in many areas of life. We cannot imagine our lives without smartphones, but these smartphones will be limited to a useless piece of metal and plastic, without a mobile app.

Many entrepreneurs are looking at the prospect of building a mobile app seriously to improve their business through mobile apps.

Whether you want to gain more data about your customers or want to spread the word about your brand or get into the exciting world of e-commerce, a mobile app can open up Pandora’s Box of possibilities for your business.

We have been providing end-to-end mobile app services to different industrial sectors. Hence we understand that one needs to answer any questions before you can proceed on your journey of building a quality mobile app.

One of the fundamental questions that businesses need to answer is whether they want to build a Native, a Hybrid, or a Web application. Now, this is something that many businesses are confused about or rather lack a clear precise understanding.

Native App, Web App, or Hybrid App: How does it matter?

Native, Hybrid, or Web all the apps have their strength and weaknesses, so based on what you opt for your business, there are many things that need to be taken care of or checked in detail.

Don’t be scared of the jargon; we will help you in the process of selecting the best methodology for building your mobile app by providing apt knowledge about them.

What exactly are Native Apps, Hybrid Apps, and Web Apps?

Native App

An application or software, that is built in such a manner that it can run only on specific platforms or devices, is known as a Native app.

We all know that there are various operating systems on which mobile apps run. Android and iOS are two of the most famous operating systems currently dominating the entire world. A Native mobile app is an app designed to run on either Android or iOS specifically. Such a mobile app cannot run on the other OS. For Example, if you build a Native mobile app for Android, then it will not run on iOS devices.

Hybrid App

A Hybrid App or a cross-platform app is an app that can run on any platform and it is built using web technologies like HTML5, CSS, and Javascript.

A Hybrid mobile app can run on multiple platforms and devices. Hence the cross-platform app developers can build a single app and run it on various operating systems without changing the code much. Hybrid apps are easy to build and easy to maintain as the developers need not write separate codes for building apps that can run on multiple platforms. With the advent of technologies like React Native and Flutter, the developers can build near-Native quality Hybrid Apps with ease. If you want to develop a Hybrid App, you will need to consider the different factors before going for Hybrid app development.

Web App

Web Apps are essentially websites that are built in such a manner that the user gets a feel of using a Native mobile app.

Web apps run on a web browser, and languages like JavaScript, HTML5, or CSS are used to develop Web apps. Web apps are best suited for building an app that does not require complex functionalities or device access. The Web apps are best suited for a startup that is on a budget and wants to test its idea.

What’s the Difference between Native vs. Web vs. Hybrid Apps?Platform Independence

Before you proceed with your Custom App Development project, you first need to decide whether you need a platform-independent app or not.

Native apps are designed and developed, keeping a particular platform in mind. Thus, if you build an app for Android, it won’t be able to run on iOS or web.

Hybrid apps are platform-independent and can run on multiple platforms like Windows, Web, IOS, and Android simultaneously.

Web apps run on browsers and hence are platform-independent like Hybrid apps.

Which one should you use?

If you are targeting multiple users and can let go of a few features then Hybrid apps or Web apps are the best. If you are targeting users on a particular platform like iOS first, then building a Native app would be the right choice


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