Hybrid Apps vs Native Apps in the Mobile App Development World

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<ul><li><p>Mobile devices have become a staple in our daily life. In fact, it is hard to recollect the days before</p><p>mobile phones. It is so difficult to imagine how we communicated before mobile, how we played</p><p>games, how we kept in touch and how did we find our way among other things. This small hand-</p><p>held device has not only altered how we communicate, but the way we live. There is even a phobia</p><p>called as Nomophobia ascribed to phobia of losing ones cell phone.</p><p>With mobile presenting ceaseless opportunities at the fingertips, its no wonder that people are</p><p>getting more and more addicted to it with each passing day. One of the huge reason of this rising</p><p>popularity can be attributed to mobile applications which make every day activities easier and</p><p>entertaining. Naturally, everyone wants a slice of this pie. So if you have an ingenious idea and</p><p>would like to develop an app around it, the first thing you need to consider is whether to develop a</p><p>native application or a hybrid one.</p><p>Hybrid Mobile Applications are built using HTML, CSS and Java Script. Instead of targeting to</p><p>web browsers, they are targeted to WebView embedded inside a native container, as a result they get</p><p>access to various features like hardware accessibility of the gadget. They use the features of both</p><p>native apps and web apps. Similar to native apps they have to be downloaded from app store and at</p><p>the same time they are written in HTML, CSS and JS.</p><p>Native Applications are the applications which are written completely for a particular platform or</p><p>operating system. The popular operating systems available are android, iOS, blackberry and</p><p>windows. For e.g., if a person needs an application on android, then the application is built on JAVA</p><p>or for IOS applications, objective-C or swift is used.</p><p>Both hybrid and native apps are playing a crucial game in the present day scenario, but they have</p><p>their own pros and cons. Check out some advantages and disadvantages of using hybrid or native</p><p>applications to help you make an informed decision.</p><p> Cost of development : Hybrid apps or HTML5 apps are generally cheaper to maintain as</p><p>compared to native apps. A single developer can create hybrid app but for native application,</p><p>separate apps for windows, iOS or android needs to be created and this increases the cost of</p><p>creation and maintenance. </p><p> Speed and efficiency : Native apps are far more fast and efficient as compared to hybrid</p><p>applications. A lot of changes have been made in the Java Script interpreter for a Hybrid app</p><p>but still they cannot function as fast and as efficiently as a native application. </p><p> Hardware : Native apps can interact with a vast range of hardware available on the device</p><p>while HTML5 have some limitation in terms of hardware performance. This is the reason</p><p>why most of the games and high performance applications are native in nature. </p><p> Updates : HTML 5 apps are portable on all operating systems. When an update is required,</p></li><li><p>a single update is sufficient for all the devices and is available immediately. Native apps by</p><p>definition are unique to their operating system. To support multiple operating systems, a</p><p>separate app must be written for each operating system. So any time we need an update, we</p><p>need to write and test it for different operating systems. </p><p> Platform Independence : If platform independence is the feature one is seeking for with</p><p>limited budget, then definitely hybrid apps are the best solutions. With one time</p><p>development, requirements can be met. </p><p>In this hyper evolving world of technological developments, we at Carmatec, keep our finger on the</p><p>pulse. We continually strive to raise the bar, and this is what sets us apart from the competition,</p><p>putting us ahead of the game. Talk to us to build your next big mobile app!</p><p>http://carmatec.com/</p></li></ul>