Many developers who want to venture into mobile application development always have this question of either to be native application or hybrid application developer. Now, I have seen a lot of these questions online in some site forums and most a times the response comes on people’s personal experience over either of the two. So, I want to point out some clear fact about which between Native app and Hybrid applications is cool for you as we are moving fast into mobile-first world.
Before I drive down, I would like you to pin point what application exactly do you want to create, such as
– Your budget of the application you want to develop
-How fast do you need the application
- How fast do you want the application to be
-What features do you want the application to have
- What are your main goal of creating the application.
I believe pretty much that you have been seeing much confusing articles online that made you continue your search, but let me help you in by assisting in making the choice for you by explaining more further the whole thing you need to know about Native and Hybrid applications.
What made native application more different from hybrid applications is that native apps are created for specific devices. The native apps are created either for an android device or iphone device respectively (android apps are written in java while iphone apps are written in objective-C).
Native applications are more faster and most reliable when it comes to user experience, and also higher budgets are required to keep native apps updated and to make the application a crossed platform app (iphone and android). Native apps are been made available for download in App Store or Google Store.
Hybrid apps combines element of both native and web applications. Hybrid applications are more easier and faster to develop than native applications. Moreso, the speed of your hybrid apps depends completely on the speed of the user’s browser. This is to say that hybrid apps most likely runs faster than a native application. Hybrid applications are also made available on App Store and Google Store.
Yes, I skipped saying anything about web application because real core mobile developers don’t think much about web application development as much. Many mobile developers of not choosing web application development because of the downside of it.
-It is less intuitive
-Can be slower
-inaccessible through app stores
-Your user won’t have the icon of the app automatically downloaded on their mobile home screens, this will make users not going to be constantly reminded to use your app.
So, I believe so much that I have done some much justice in telling you what you need to know before choosing the one to start with. And one more thing, making your app open will help you get it tested without need to hire permanent staff for that.
I hope you find our article useful,so feel free to tell us more if you are confused on any part or need a suggestion over tools to use to get started. Don’t jump to native or hybrid without getting yourself cleared over their strength and weaknesses.