What is the difference between Native, Web, and Hybrid apps?
Apps present much higher functionality hence opportunities for business than websites do, but their development requires more efforts and higher costs. It is quite natural that you wish to know what is your investment about and how you can benefit from it. Our web development UK company offers any kind of software development, and we can help you to figure out what is a right software solution to meet your business goals.
Native apps development are coding apps for a particular platform (we specialise in iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry) and using a specific programming language. For example, iOS apps are written in Swift and Objective-C, while Android apps in Java. Native apps require code rewriting for each platform, and that is why if you want your app could be used by both iPhone and Android users you need double efforts and double expenses. One of the largest Native app advantages is its access to all the hardware features. Thus, apps coded with specific APIs can utilise most of the device functionality, for instance, Push Notifications which are not possible in web app development. Native apps are quickly discovered in app stores and can be monetised by initial purchase, in-app purchases, in-app advertising. They look native on the devices and deliver the greatest user experience. They can operate without an Internet connection and provide users not only great look and feel but also fast performance.
Web-based apps have the best platform coverage; they are written in web code like any website, but they deliver more interactive feel like an app on mobile devices. It is much cheaper than Native or Hybrid app development. Thanks to HTML5 technology, which lays out visual parts of the code, web apps became more dynamic. Web apps run in web browsers from every device whether it is a desktop, tablet or smartphone. Their usage of hardware functions is significantly smaller than in the case of native apps; but, their connection to remote servers with a source file allows you rapidly process an unlimited amount of data and also making rapid improvements, updates, and upgrades. One more advantage of web apps is their quick time to market. Like any website, they have their own URL and can be discovered on the Web.
What do you need: Native, Web or Hybrid?
When you come to our web development company, software experts and your personal project manager will help to figure out which software solution fits your business needs better. Still, we have several leading questions that can help you to see what suits you more:
- How many platform do you need to cover?
- What mobile app user experience you want to deliver?
- Do you have any money and time constraints?
- What functionality do you want to implement in your app?