Developing the mobile application is necessary for every business for its growth. Three approaches (web-based, native and Hybrid apps) are available for developing your application. Choose the best way for building your mobile application.
Currently, people are expecting to receive the information whenever they want by using their mobile applications. Mobile applications can be built in three ways, native apps, hybrid apps and web-based apps. Each method has different pros and cons. It is necessary to go through the difference between them and decide accordingly.
Web-based applications are developed using HTML5 and it will run in any browser, thus it saves time and money for the organization. As the effect, it suits to any Smartphone, computer or tablet, which has a modern browser. The major benefit of HTML5 is that it supports cross-platform. It supports features like offline storage and Geo-location API. The main disadvantage of preferring web-based solution is that it limits some features of Smartphone that access. Web-based application will not be as fast as Native, anyhow a well-planned and well-developed application can be speed enough for the users. The development cost is lower when compared to native apps. It provides the facility to update the new functions from remote and it has the small functionality gap between applications and mobile websites.
Native applications are developed particularly for mobile operating system. Hence, iOS apps will run on iOS device. It does not require any internet connection to operate and offers coherent experience over platforms. It is more flexible than web-based application. Consider native for the better performance of your app. It provides the facility to access all the features of the device such as, accelerometer, GPS, NFC, etc. Native application provides a native feel and look for your application. It is easier for the user and it reduces the need for learning new interface. Lastly, it offers a best opportunity for your app in the app store to excel it in multiple ways.
The major disadvantage of native apps is that you have to develop app for individual platform. The cost and time for development for each platform requires more. For updating the apps, you have to change the code for each platform. iOS apps are developed using C, Android is developed using Java and Windows phone using C# and .Net. This insists the organization to maintain the development team to sustain the application or you have to outsource your development process for every update.
Hybrid applications are developed using HTML5 and you can use native code to access the feature that not supported by web-based application. The major benefit of hybrid applications is that it merges benefits of both web-based and native applications. With this application, you can reuse the code. The main drawback of this application is that the look and feel of the application will not be native. It lets you to customize the HTML5 code to appear native. However, you cannot reuse the code for other platforms. The performance of hybrid application will not similar to native application.
You can choose the approach that depends on the demand and needs. Based on the pros and cons decide which method will satisfy your needs. Our Atlanta app developers are here to develop the application based on your needs and requirements.
Daniel Jackson is engaged with Innoppl and he is one of the professionally trained iPhone app developers in Atlanta. We deliver mobile apps for business by our best Atlanta mobile app developers for your organizations.