In today’s modern development world with astonishing mobile environment full of hi-tech applications there is one question that continuously arises is whether to build a platform specific application or developing an application using web languages in conjunction with native code.
People are so much dependent on those small screens that they want everything on their hand with just one click that’s why now the focus of development have changed from what’s on the web to the apps on our mobile screens. And the world of mobile technology has also been revolutionised with the introduction of Hybrid applications. These hybrid applications show the next level of advancement. Hybrid application in one line is the integration of web elements and the native SDK which gives cross platform cost effective applications on your finger tips. Whereas the native applications are platform specific and give you a better user experience.Both technologies have their own pros and cons that leave a developer in a situation where he/she can’t decide whether to go with hybrid application or a native application. But with the help of this article i tried to cover some points that are worth consideration.
Cost:-In every scenario, Money always comes first and when it comes to pay for the development of an application it becomes more vital. Everyone wants to pay less for what he wants. Building a native mobile application will definitely cost you more because of the distinct language and tooling ecosystem. On the other part with hybrid technology an application is once developed is submitted to all of the platforms including Windows, IPhone and android. So there is an obvious saving if you are using hybrid technology as your developing tool.
Development Timeline:-If you want your application to be developed with ease and flexibility then you Should opt the hybrid mobile applications. As compared to the native applications Hybrid apps are faster to develop if there are no complex features to merge and you don’t want to have a feel of native environment.
User Experience and Performance:-Native applications without any loss win the war here. They are better in every aspect of performance, responsiveness and User Experience. If it is a matter of clicks Native Apps will redirect you to your desired screen with just one click where hybrid apps require two or more clicks. For seamless scrolling experience native apps are far better than hybrid ones where you’ll find annoying delays and the same delaying frustration occur in the loading of large animations with hybrid apps. So for an application full of navigations and animations go for native app development.
Maintainability:- Due to the easy maintenance of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Java Script, it is easier to maintain a hybrid app as compared to the native app. But in the absence of right framework, hybrid app can be the most complex beast to handle.
Security:- If your requirements for security are more important than anything then develop your application with native environment. Security depends on the experience of your developers so whatever technologies you’ll use make sure you are having skilled developers for that.
Popularity:-Since Hybrid apps are still new to the world and native apps show great user experience having plethora of features many large app development companies prefer to use native app development environment rather than hybrid technology.
The main concern of this whole discussion is not to choose a winner, It Is just to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of both the technologies. After exploring so many factors like business needs, app requirements and development timelines, it is totally up to you to pick one between the two.Mobile app development companies focuses on both app. Both apps have different- different advantages.