Difference between Hybrid and Native Application

With the growing market of smartphone devices , most of the organisations are finding ways to incorporate mobile apps in their business flow in order to increase their market outreach. Well, before going for app development you have to decide upon the way in which you would like to create and deploy the app . Most of the organisations same similar challenge that what should be built – Native or hybrid application , Which would be best for the organisation. When deciding to build your app as either native , or hybrid , there are variety of factors you need to consider such as speedy development of the app , whether the organisation opt for in- house development , User Experience , Objective of building the app , budget to develop the app and features required in the application. Keeping all these factors and requirements in your mind one can come up to a decision as both the applications has its pros and cons.

For better decision let us look out the difference between the two

Native mobile apps are the most common type of app. They are built for specific platforms and are are written in languages that the platform accepts, for example, Swift and Objective-C for iOS apps and Java for native Android apps. The advantages of choosing native app is that it is the fastest and reliable when it comes to user experience. They have the best performance . It can also interact with all of the device’s operating system features, such as microphone, camera, gallery, contact list etc and Native allows developers to access the full feature set of their given platform with whatever performance optimizations the native system has but when it comes to the disadvantages a bigger budget is required if you want to build your app for multiple platforms and also you need large experienced team of developers for this. It is more complex to code and harder to port to other system.

A hybrid app is a program that is built using HTML 5 , CSS and Java Script and wrapped in native container. THe main features of a typical hybrid app are its development is faster , simple and easy to maintain , can integrate with any device file system , less expensive app development and cost effective maintenance and single code management for multiple mobile platforms. On the other hand, the speed of your hybrid app will depend completely on the speed of the user’s browser. This means hybrid apps will almost never run as fast as a native app runs and also less interactive than native apps. It is not good in terms of user experience. Another disadvantage of this is that you cannot customize your app the way you want to as it will cost more

The decision to build either a native, web, or hybrid mobile app should be based on your business objectives. Before jumping into development, you should consider that  whichever approach you choose should, above all, be quick, responsive, and reliable. As users are demanding more from mobile experiences, it’s important to keep up with their changing demands. Whichever app you decide to build Your API infrastructure should have reliable and easy access to your content and services.

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