Hybrid or Native? Choosing an app depending on your business
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
No browser needed
One app for all platforms
Faster to develop (a single code base)
Much easier to build (HTML,CSS, Java) so no need to learn new languages
Has fixed tools
Has access to the device’s internal APIs; storage, camera, etc.
Very fast and responsive because they are built for that specific platform
Mostly no Internet connection required
More complex apps
The best performance
More interactive and intuitive
Distributed in app stores
Gives the developer more creative power
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 a great user experience. This option is often taken by businesses with big budgets since a native app will be needing 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.