Hybrid applications or native applications.
Today mobile applications are an important part of any online business because it represents the online presence of that business. Today, for any common user, whoever wants to start an online business, it is very important to know what kind of application is needed for their business. Which could fulfill the requirements of that business.
Whenever a user goes to a developer or an IT company to get an application for his business, he/she is asked what kind of application he/she needs for his/her business, whether he/she needs a native application or a hybrid application.
So, what are hybrid and native mobile applications and what is the difference between a hybrid mobile application and a native mobile application? and according to your business, which application is best for you.
Let’s find out
Native apps are smartphone applications developed specifically for mobile operating systems. Native apps built for a particular device and it’s OS. In simple words, native apps are specifically developed for one platform and have access to all the device features like camera GPS or acetometer and list of contacts, etc.
For example, if you want to develop an iOS application you can develop it by using swift programing language or in case of an android application you can develop it by using java programing language.
Native Applications offer the fastest and most reliable and most responsive experience to the user.
The native app development is easy because there are so many resources available online. But it might not be understandable to everyone. The major problem with the native application is that the code has to be written specifically for each platform. This means if we want to develop an application for multiple OS like For Example. For Android and iOS then we need to write code separately for each platform. That’s why some complex native application takes much time to develop.
Some features of native Applications-
- Native applications are highly reliable.
- Fast performance.
- Native applications can work offline.
- Good user experience.
Disadvantages of native applications-
- The Development cost is high.
- Slow development time.
- Require detailed knowledge for modification.
Examples of native apps.
- Pokémon Go. Etc.
Hybrid applications are so popular because developers have to write code for a mobile application once for all OS.
Hybrid applications are a bit slower than native applications.
The Main features of hybrid applications are.
- Faster development process
- Less expensive
- Integration with web-based service
- Cross-platform UI
- Easier to maintain
Disadvantages of hybrid applications.
- Slower than native apps
- Moderate user experience.
- Less interactive.
Examples of hybrid applications.
- Twitter. Etc.
Development cost and time.
The development cost of any application, whether it is a hybrid application or native application depends on its functionality.
The development cost of a basic hybrid application lies in between $1,000 to $5,000. And the development cost of the basic native application lies in between $2,000 to $10,000.
Now the same as the development cost, the development time of any application, whether it is a hybrid application or native application depends on its functionality.
The development time for basic hybrid applications lies between one month to three months. And the development time for basic native applications lies in between two months to five months.
which application is best for your business?
Now it totally depends on business to business.
For you want better performance, high-speed attractive user interface and experience than native applications are the best options for your business. But if you want good performance, fast development, low maintains cost, then Hybrid applications are best for your business.