Native Or Hybrid Apps- Best For You?

  • By Charles Rhine
  • 20-11-2019
  • Mobile Apps
native or hybrid app
Native app or Hybrid app? That’s one in all the primary queries mobile app creators can raise themselves once diving into a brand new app development project. Thus what all the hullabaloo?
 
While there are several inquiries to be asked and answered concerning hybrid apps Vs native apps - the foremost important question to start the development process would possibly be: what’s the difference?
 
Perhaps the most important difference between hybrid apps and native apps is that hybrid app is written using cross-platform tools like ReactNative or Xamarin, whereas native apps are written using Xcode or Android Studio. if you wish to launch native apps for both IOS and Android operating systems you will have to write two separate codes for both operating systems. But with a hybrid, you can use a single code for both IOS and Android.
 
Comparison between Hybrid app and Native app:
* CodeBase:- In the Hybrid app single code base is required. Whereas in Native apps different code bases required for different platforms.
* Cost:- Native apps are expensive as compared to the Hybrid app because the process of developing native apps is complicated and requires expert developers so it increases the cost.
* Time:- Native Apps required more time to develop as compared to the Hybrid app because in native apps the developer has to code for the single platform as in the case of hybrid apps the same code can be used in coding for other platforms.
* Update:- Updating the Hybrid app is easier and faster than compared to the Native app.
* User Experience:- Native apps have a good user experience in terms of speed and responsiveness as compared to Hybrid apps.
* Working:- Both Hybrid and Native apps can work offline.
 
We talked to several experts on Hybrid Vs Native to get their opinion. Here is what they had to say:
 
1. “The primary advantage of developing a hybrid app over a native app is cost and time. But you can get more efficiency and accuracy through native applications. This point helps you to choose which is better between a hybrid app and the native app. However, what matters the most is your business requirement.” by Oliver Lindberg, Generateconf.
 
2. “I started a company that mainly focuses on mobile app development. We built mobile apps using both native app development and the Hybrid app development approach. According to my point of view which approach is best for you is totally dependent on business requirements and your budget.” by Piyush Jain, Simpalm.
 
3. “Both Native and Hybrid apps have several pros and cons. But people are always confused between native and hybrid apps that which is good for them. In Fact, most people choose a hybrid app over a native app because of the low cost of development which is not a good way to go.” by Vaishali Sonik.
 
Conclusion:
Both Native and Hybrid apps both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, In the end, it is up to you to choose what is good for your business. We hope that this article helps you to clear some questions about what is best for you.

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Charles Rhine

I am passionate about researching tech companies in MD/DC/VA area on different parameters like their capabilities, service domain, product, financial and others.