Native, Hybrid or Web, What to Choose for Your Mobile App?
Such apps are developed for a single mobile operating system exclusively, therefore they are “native” for a particular platform or device. Native apps for iOS are developed in Objective-C or Swift and for Android, they are developed in Java or Kotlin.
These apps are developed according to the rules and regulations of the particular platform. It makes the app easy to understand for users because all native apps for a platform follow the same way of user interaction and same navigation.Native apps look and perform the best.
At the other end of the scale are mobile-optimised web apps.If you’ve ever seen the ‘mobile version’ of a site, that’s what we’re talking about. It opens in any mobile browser like other websites. It doesn’t need to install in the device. Web apps require minimum device memory as the data is saved on the server. But web apps can not be used in poor internet connection.
While designing web app there is no need for a separate mobile app, it’s just a mobile responsive website so it needs only web development skills.
All the advantages of hybrid apps stem from the fact that instead of building two apps, you’re building one app and tweaking it a bit so it works on both platforms. Now you only have one codebase to manage. This will probably require half the number of developers two native apps would have required. Or, with the same number of developers, a hybrid app could be published in half the time.