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May 23, 2020

Difference Between Native vs Hybrid Apps, Which is better?

Mobile apps are changing in type, content, and capabilities. The well-known market types are native and hybrid apps. The comparison (Native VS Hybrid Apps) does not necessarily bring out superiority. It’s no argument that the cost of developing an app is the main factor in the choice of the mobile app development type.

We provide knowledge about the native apps vs hybrid apps which helps to make responsive mobile apps.

What’s the difference between Hybrid vs Native apps?

Native Apps

Native apps are developed into a platform-specific programming language, making them compatible only with a similar platform. Android apps are developed in Java, and iOS apps are developed in Swift and objective- C.

Native Apps Development

Why Choose Native Apps?

Performance:

Compared to Hybrid Apps, the Native apps have native code which is quicker than Javascript and HTML. This matter when an mobile app developer is looking to build for intensive graphical apps such as games and other animation applications. Mobile browsers are coming closer to bridging the gap between those applications using WebGL Specifications, moreover, native apps still have more advantages.

Look and Feel:

The look and feel of native mobile apps are popular and allowing users to connect easily and quickly to the icons.

More Safe and Secure:

All native apps on Android or iOS only can get through the app stores. Before the app to be featured in the store, they are fully tested and reviewed by the app store approval team. This provides a certificate of reliability and assurance that apps and users can feel safe to use applications.

Advantages

  • Are fast in execution and responsive to the user
  • Best performance
  • Generally distributed in your preferred mobile app stores
  • They are more interactive and intuitive
  • Performance optimizations are achieved as the native feature sets are extensive

Constant Internet use is not required depending on the function you are trying Overall better user experience.  

Disadvantages

  • Difficult and technically advanced  programming languages, hence, rely solely on seasoned developers
  • Relatively more expensive
  • It is a long shot for extremely simple mobile apps 

Hybrid Apps

Hybrid apps are developed using web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS in combination with native elements. They are typically platform-independent websites displayed using a native web view, which is a native component provided by operating systems like Android and iOS to load web content.

Hybrid Apps Development

Why Choose Hybrid Apps?

Code Written Once and use it Anywhere:

Likewise Ionic, the hybrid framework provides you the power to run applications on any kinds of platform (or) devices, it's all from a single codebase. Ionic provides platform continuity, so the look and feel of your app are not one size that fits into all. It automatically changes to Android also like iOS. As hybrid technology is web-based, you can run your apps on the browser as a progressive web app that offers the user a great experience across different platforms and devices with one codebase.

Faster Development Process:

Hybrid apps are built using open web technologies like javascript, HTML, and CSS. Rather than other specialized languages used by iOS, Android, and other platforms which means that anyone with any web development skills can build a hybrid approach.

Effective scaling:

Hybrid apps are known as cross-platform apps which can be easily built on different types of platforms. You can reuse the code without making any changes in the applications.

Advantages

  • Built on web technology programming languages namely: CSS, JavaScript, HTML  they are easier to write
  • Comparatively cheaper to cost than native applications
  • A single application serves many  platforms like Cordova
  • No browser needed as opposed to a web app

The app has access to inbuilt device utilities, i.e. camera and others. These mobile applications are rapid to create than native apps as they use individually- single code basis 

Disadvantages

  • Slower than native applications
  • The apps are expensive compared to standard web applications; sourced through third-party platforms
  • Less interaction in comparison to native mobile apps
  • Customization contradicts a hybrid model  preferring native apps in the end  

Hybrid apps are perfect for developing minimum viable products with limited budgets and timeframes, while native apps are suitable for products that require flawless performance and custom features.

As we have discussed the difference between native and hybrid apps and making the right choice will be easy for you. Before initiating the project primarily, understand the client's requirements and plan it accordingly.

For more information on mobile app development, you can comment below or contact us. We at IBL INFOTECH will try to assist you with the same.