Smartphone usage has been increasing rapidly over the last few years. More than 60% internet users depend on their smartphones for internet access. It also fulfills the requirements of people by providing an app for everything: traveling, food, dating, finance, music, gaming, email etc. Before your imagination it is probably available for download. Every mobile user expects their device to respond quickly and give you the answers you need as soon as possible. The cost-effective options are available, which has led to an increase in dependency on smartphones. The ease of functionality and accessibility offered via these devices can be the reason of this smartphone addiction. According to sources if mobile app failed to work the first time then 80 percent people would retry only once or twice. About 18 percent people would give it more than two attempts. Therefore bad mobile app experience is likely to discourage users from using that app again. Contrary to the technology and the platforms that run them, what matters most to the users is their experience. But the basic user experience is ensured by the operating system in place, with iOS for Apple and Android for almost everyone else. As you read this blog, understand that user experience beats everything else when it comes to mobile.
This blog will talk about the pros and cons of Native and Hybrid application development. So, that you can decide the best approach of mobile app development which fulfills your business requirements.
Native App Development
Native application is defined when software or program has been developed specifically for a particular operating system of a smartphone. This app is built using software development tools (SDK) for a certain software framework, hardware platform or operating system. Like Android app built on Java platform using Java Development Kit, iOS app built using iOS SDK, Objective-C & Swift and Windows platform require .NET. Most industries prefer having applications on iOS and Android platforms. These applications are developed based on the device’s operating system, utilizing technical & UI/UX principles, which make the entire process more captivating, personal, and engaging for the user.
◊ Excellent performance
◊ Better UX standards
◊ More secure and safe
◊ Full integration of device
◊ Work without Internet connection
◊ Amazing Look and feel of native apps
◊ Higher development and maintenance expenses
◊ No guarantee that apps will get accepted
Hybrid App Development
◊ Fastest development speed
◊ Unified development
◊ Offline support
◊ Efficient scaling
◊ Less development cost
◊ Interactive components
◊ Only one codebase to deal with
◊ Slow performance
◊ Poor UX
The bottom line is…
So, there is no end to the debate hybrid vs. native apps. Each development has clear and distinct advantages and disadvantages. In the case of Native app the initial investment is higher, but for a long-term an organization will save time and money. It provides an enhance user experience and an industry standard app performance. On the other side, Hybrid app may be appealing in the terms of investment (initial!), one source code, cross-compatible web technologies etc but for the long-term an organization will likely to spend more time fixing and modifying the app because of UI elements or performance driven issues.
After having the knowledge in detail about both native and hybrid approach the final decision is based on goals and priority of your business. Each business has its own approach to designing an application. So it entirely depends on you on which path to choose and follow so that you can raise your business revenue. Hopefully, this blog helps you to choose the right approach of app development. If still in doubt then contact us now.