Native vs Hybrid Applications Development - Understanding the Difference
Both native and hybrid frameworks have their own features and capabilities. You just need to find their distinct features for determining the best suitable platform for your mobile application development. Let's have a look into some highlighted features of native and hybrid applications. For more info, please visit - http://www.konstantinfo.com/mobile-application-development.php
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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If you are thinking about developing mobile
application for your customer, this is an
important aspect to consider the platform
for your application.
As iOS and Android continue to
diverge, Native and Hybrid
alternatives are available for
mobile app development with
competitive and distinguishing
Now let us first understand Native and
Hybrid App Development Platforms.
Native apps are platform specific and they
postulate unique expertise. App Developers use
native language of the platform like Objective-C or
Swift on iOS, or Java on Android to build an app.
> Native App users download apps via app
marketplace such as Apple App Store, Google
Play store and so on.
> Ultimate user experience and larger app
capabilities can be derived by leveraging full
potential of the platform.
Hybrid mobile Apps are built using web
like websites on the Internet, and then
wrapped in a native application using
platforms like Cordova.
> Hybrid apps are like any other mobile application and can be
downloaded through app stores. User can play games, interact
through social media, take photos and many more.
> Key difference is that they are hosted inside native apps and
targeted to Web View for gaining access to various features
like accelerometer, camera, contacts, and more.
Native Apps Quick Look Hybrid Apps Quick Look
Native App UI is smooth and easy to learn and
Multiple Portability (One Code, Multiple
Easy access to device hardware and software
(GPS, Location, Shake, Calender etc).
Access to various hardware or software
Robust performance both online and offline Lower Origination costs
Use of cutting edge device capabilities,
including rich push notifications
Common device APIs, and broad device
Better User Experience
Faster, simpler and rapid application
Native Apps Hybrid Apps
Time consuming across multiple platforms Complex user experience
Complicated to implement across multiple
Limited functionality to web browser
Costly and time consuming Slower loading times and screen transitions
Developers need to be expertised to build apps Apps offer the same functions on every device.
Distinct Developers needed for multiple
Unable to perform on offline or low-
Determine Your Needs Before
Do you need Native Features in
your mobile application?
If you are new in app development and want to take advantages
of native APIs, you would need an experienced resource for
developing native Application. Native app development will be
best suitable for you if your app is featured rich on native phone
capability which is your primary USP. For Hybrid apps, there are
plenty of web-native frameworks. While building a Hybrid app,
this is critical to choose perfect frameworks for your app as you
may or may not have access to all native features.
How much time you can wait for
coming into the marketplace?
Time to the market can be decided by considering various
factors like features, number of resources, your budget etc.
more resources leads to the more budget. But if you want to
quickly launch your mobile app to the market with limited
resources, hybrid apps would be definitely a wise decision that
will help you to launch on multiple platform in a short manner.
Do you need an awesome user
This is quite clear that native app approach is best suitable for
best user experience. However, user experience of a hybrid
app is also not bad. This is true that hybrid app can never
match the level of user experience in native app but a good
frond end developer may create a better user experience.
Our sales team will listen to your requirements and
provide you the best suitable solutions.
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