Choose Platform for app development is always a big task. Few years back this answer will be quite easy to explain as there were only few platforms available for app development which was Android native and Objective C for Ios. But In today’s era there are numerous technologies by which we can achieve this task for development some of the hot technologies are react-native, flutter, xamarin, ionic, phone gap. Such technologies are called hybrid applications. Now lets see Which platform to choose for mobile application development.
What are hybrid Apps?
A (hybrid app) is a software application that combines elements of both native apps and web applications. Once they are downloaded from an app store and installed locally, the shell is able to connect to whatever capabilities the mobile platform provides through a browser that’s embedded in the app.
Why does we need hybrid Apps?
When developed across multiple platforms (iOS, Android, etc.), the same HTML components can be used for different mobile OS. This significantly reduces development costs and effort. A hybrid App bypasses that, as maintaining the content is as simple as updating a webpage, and can be done when needed.
Difference between Hybrid and Native Apps –
|Native Apps||Hybrid Apps|
|Runs on native platform||Hybrid app runs in webView (A view that displays web pages, uses the same engine of browser but no browser like widgets)|
|Multiple code for different platform||Single code management for multiple mobile platforms|
Pros of Native app development
- Performance – at any day performance of native is far better than hybrid app.
- Scalability – Native apps can be configured quickly because they should be compatible with a single platform.
- Offline Performance – Going native is the best option if there is no connectivity. Planners, organizers, navigators and even games can perform offline as their content has been already downloaded.
- Updates – As support is quite fast you can get new updates quite regularly.
Pros of Hybrid app development
- Cost effective – you don’t have to find multiple resources for same application. One person can develop the application
- Maintenance – It is low on maintenance as less people required for do the task.
- Faster deployment – Depends on the feature but it is quite fast for development.
Cons of native and hybrid app development
- When we talk about high performance hybrid app is still lack behind as it has limited processing as compared to native.
- As for pricing hybrid app has the upper hand as it is cost effective.
- As per the functionality is concerned native app is better.
Choose Platform for app development it depends on the following points
- Target Audience
- Time for the project
But I personally prefer Native app development because in the longer run It will overcome the hybrid app in any scenario listed.
That’s all for Which platform to choose for mobile application development.
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