Native, Hybrid or Web App…Confused?

Native, Hybrid or Web App…Confused?

When it comes to developing a mobile app, you will always get puzzled between Native, Web and Hybrid Mobile application development, and which app will suit best for your business.

In this article we will be focusing on major mobile operating system i.e. Android and iOS, As of Jan, 2021, Android controls about 71.93% of the mobile device market worldwide.

Want to know the difference between, Native, Hybrid and Web App? Let’s take a quick look.

Native Apps

In simple language, the applications you install from App Store or any Market place is a Native App.

A Native Mobile Application is programmed in such a way that it can work on particular device platforms either Android or iOS. Most importantly, whatever platform you choose for development, you will have dedicated development tools, Standardized software development kits and interface elements for each platform.

Native mobile application development platform has its own native programming language: Java (Android), Objective-C (iOS), and Visual C++ (Windows Mobile), etc.

As Native apps are designed for a particular device they have full leverage to access the features that are available on your device like your contact list, camera, GPS.

Hybrid Apps

Hybrid apps are a beautiful combination of Native app and Web app. They give you the look and feel of a Web App and you can easily access on your mobile like Native App. The main benefit of Hybrid apps is that the same app can be deployed in different operating systems like, android, iOS, windows, etc. and even can run in various browsers like (Chrome, Mozilla, IE, and Safari etc).

Most of the hybrid apps are built using cross-compatible web technologies like (HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript etc.).

Life of a developer is quite easy in building Hybrid apps as it requires a single code-base which can work on different operating systems.

Web Apps

A web app is an application that gives you native-like experience and ability to run on all browsers and devices, and the user doesn’t have to download any application. Web applications are based on Programming languages such as CSS and HTML. Like Native apps there is no SDK used to build Web apps. If you want to offer mobile friendly content to a wider range of users than web app is the best selection to move ahead and best part is that it is the cost effective way to present your app in front of your users.

Selecting a particular platform, Hybrid, Native or Web app, it always depends on ample amount of factors, like technical requirement, your end users, your product, business objective etc. A Hotel Industry requirement is going to have very different features in comparison to any clothing brand, before you decide, make sure to consider following factors:

  • Your end users.
  • Determine your budget.
  • Define marketing strategies.
  • Consider security measures.
  • What user experience you want to give to your audience.
  • Complexity and type of features you want for your app.

Once you have selected which app you want for your project, it’s important to work with app developers that can bring your idea to life, efficiently and cost-effectively. At Kansoft we can help you to build your dream application. You can hire dedicated developers for high performance, Interactive and user friendly mobile apps and we never leave our client’s hand after completing projects. If you have a project in mind, Get In touch to discuss it further.