If you’re wondering what type of mobile app will be better for you, you’re not the only one. This dilemma is common, especially if you are an entrepreneur that is up to date with current trends. The type of your application can affect the business model whether you manage a big company or a Startup.
Hybrid or Native? Cheaper or more effective?
|Slower than native||Very fast and responsive because they are built for that specific platform|
|No browser needed||Mostly no Internet connection required|
|Less expensive||More expensive|
|Simpler apps||More complex apps|
|One app for all platforms||The best performance|
|Faster to develop (a single code base)||More interactive and intuitive|
|Has fixed tools||Gives the developer more creative power|
|Has access to the device’s internal APIs; storage, camera, etc.||Better user experience on each platform|
Choose them depending on your business goals
A native app is suitable for updating an already existing mobile application or creating a very advanced and complex one. It could be a game where there is an important need for smooth usage and great user experience. This option is often taken by businesses with big budgets since a native app will need much more funding.
Hybrid apps are highly advised for Startups. Their simplicity, and the fact that they are less expensive make a great tool to create a very simple mobile application or a mobile app prototype to show to potential investors.