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Mobile Apps : Web vs. Hybrid vs. Native

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3 Types of Mobile Apps

Web Apps
Native Apps
Hybrid Apps

Web Apps/Mobile Websites

  • Built using HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Runs inside a browser(Safari.Chrome,etc)
  • Built like a regular website or web app
  • Designed to look good on mobile devices

Web App Advantages

  • Easy to build(HTML/CSS/JS)
  • Easy to maintain
  • Use any technology/language
  • Cheaper than native and hybrid apps
  • Single app for all platforms

Web App Disadvantages

  • Need to run in a browser
  • Slower than native apps
  • Less interactive and less intuitive
  • No icon on desktop
  • Cannot be submitted to app stores
  • Cannot interact with device utilities

Native Mobile Apps

  • Most common type of mobile app
  • Built for specific platforms
  • Built using native programming languages

Native App Advantages

  • Very fast
  • Built to run on specific platform
  • Distributed in app stores
  • Interactive & intuitive
  • Interact with device utilities

Native App Disadvantages

  • Single Platform
  • Harder languages
  • Very expensive
  • Hard to maintain

Hybrid Mobile Apps

  • Combination of native & web apps
  • Use HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Ran inside of a container/webview

Hybrid App Advantages

  • Easy to build -HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Much cheaper than a native app
  • Single app for all platforms
  • No browser needed
  • Can usually access device utilities using an API
  • Faster to develop than native apps

4th Type: React Native/Xamarin

  • Essentially a native app built using javaScript
  • Compiles into actual native components
  • UI is rendered using actual native views
  • Not as many plugins to interact with devices

Unless you have an unlimited resource of funds and highly experienced programmers,I would suggest going hybrid

  • React Native
  • Xamarin
  • Ionic
  • Cordova/Phonegap
  • Mobile Angular UI