Native vs. Hybrid Apps

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  • NATIVEVS.

    HYBRIDAPPS

    VISUAL NET DESIGN

  • WHAT'S THE DIFF?

    Notallappsarecreatedequal.Thetypeofappthatyoudevelopwilldependonthefeaturesyouwantandyourcompatibledevicepreferences.Thereareprosandconstoeachapptype,butthereisusuallyabestappforyoursituation.

  • NATIVE APPS

    Thenamesaysitall.Nativeappsarenativetoamobileplatform.ThismeansthatanapponlyrunsoniOSorAndroidusingthelanguagethattheplatformsupports.Sincenativeappsareplatformspecific,programmersneedtohaveuniqueexpertiseforthatplatform.

  • NATIVE APPS: PROS

    Sincetheappisplatformspecific,youhavethefullrangeoftheplatformspotentialtoworkwith.Thismeansyourappcanusemoreadvancedfeaturesthatareuniquetotheplatform.Nativeappsareusuallyfasterthanweborhybridapps.Sincetheappisonanativeplatform,yougetfastergraphics.

  • NATIVE APPS: CONS

    Nativeappstendtobemoreexpensiveandtimeconsumingthanotherapps.Nativeappsrequiremoreknowledgeandtoolsfromyourdeveloper,whichincreasesthecost.Sinceanativeappisdesignedforoneplatform,itcantbeusedonadifferentplatforms.Becausenativeappsdonthaveawebcomponent,theydonthaveassuccessfulSEOasawebapp.

  • WEB APPS

    Tounderstandthedifferencebetweennativeandhybridapps,wealsoneedtolookintoanothertypeofappwebapps.AwebappusesstandardwebtechnologieslikeHTML5,Javascript,andCSStodesignanappthatwillworkanywhere.Webappsworkacrossdifferentplatformsanddevices.Theyareessentiallyawebpagethatsdesignedtofunctiononasmallerscreen.

  • WEB APPS: PROS

    Sincewebappsaredesignedtobeplatformagnostic,theyworkonanydeviceorplatform.Theyreresponsiveandareeasilyviewablebyanyuser,regardlessoftheirdevice.Webappsareavailableon,well,theweb,whichmeansthattheyareindexedbysearchengines.Thisisgreatforsearchengineoptimization,whichwillonlyincreaseyourappsreachtointerested,relevantonlineusers.

  • WEB APPS: CONS

    Sincethesamecodeisbeingusedacrossdifferentplatforms,webappsdonthavethefunctionalityofnativeapps.Allplatformshavedifferentrequirements,whichrestrictthecapabilitiesofawebapp.Forexample,webappsdonthaveaccesstonativefunctions,likeasmartphonecamera,calendar,orgeolocation.

  • HYBRID APPS

    Asthenamesuggests,ahybridappisamixtureofanativeappandawebapp.HybridappsaredifferentfromnativeappsduetotheircapabilitytoembedHTML.Thiswebcodeisplacedinasmallnativecontainer,whichcombinesthebestandworstelementsofnativeandHTML5apps.

  • HYBRID APPS: PROS

    Hybridappsaretypicallyfasterandcheapertodevelopthannativeapps.Hybridappsaregreatifyourelookingtogetanappdevelopedquicklyandonasmanyplatformsaspossible.Hybridappshavesomefeaturesofnativeapps,suchascameraaccess,whilestillhavingtheabilitytobedeployedacrossmultipleplatforms.Sincetheyrepartwebapp,theycanalsobeaccessedbysearchengines.

  • HYBRID APPS: CONS

    Whilehybridappshavesomefeaturesofnativeapps,theystilldonthavethefullrangeoffeatures.Hybridappstendtolackalotoffeatures,whichisadrawbackforusers.Ifyouregoingforagreat,creativeuserexperience,ahybridappmaynotbethebestchoice,particularlyifyourappisimagefocused.

  • WHAT'S BEST?

    Nativeapps,webapps,andhybridappshavetheirownbenefitsanddetractors.Itsimportanttodecidewhichappisbestforyourideas.ThatswhereVNDcomesin.Youcancontactusnowforacustomizedquotebasedonyourappandyourneeds.Whatareyouwaitingfor?