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Native Vs Hybrid Mobile App Development – it’s a choice you have to make once you get started with mobile app development. Native Apps are conventional and they are called this way, because they use the native language of the platform.

Native Vs Hybrid Mobile App Development – it’s a choice you have to make once you get started with mobile app development. Native Apps are conventional and they are called this way, because they use the native language of the platform. An app developed for Android platform can only be utilized by users of Android. Each platform, however, has a separate framework: Apple has Objective C, Microsoft uses C# and Visual Basic, Google deploys Java. That means that in order to create a native mobile app – you will need to learn and apply three separate ways of coding. It is true that most mobile devices have similar features such as audio, mikes, touchscreens and GPS. Since these are all properties that need to be developed on every respectable mobile device – it doesn’t make sense to have various code bases to accomplish pretty much the same effect.Native Vs Hybrid Mobile Application Development

Here’s where hybrid cross-platform solutions come to play and they are very successful. You need to master only one technical language and you may cater to every platform, which supports this language. Of course when you pick this framework – you have to definitely check compatibility with the operational system.

Native vs Hybrid Mobile Apps – think about it! It is a very popular issue in modern application development – it is sort of a war between experts. Hybrid Apps are usually the cheap and fast solution. Native hybrids are platform sensitive and require deep knowledge. But Native mobile app development can help you harness the platform’s full potential. Native Apps also perform better and are available in app stores. They often cost more but still they dominate the market.

PerformanceFaster ResponseCompartively slower than native but better than pure HTML5
AccessibilityIntegration with Camera, Notification, Geolocation, Contacts, CalendarIntegration with Camera, Notification, Geolocation, Contacts, Calendar
UI DesignRich UI DesignRich design but not as rich as Native
StorageOnline & OfflineOnline & Offline
Required Dev. SkillsObjective C, Java etc.HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
DistributionDownloadable directly from AppStore to deviceDirectly from AppStore to device
When we compare, we have to have in mind that Hybrid Apps and Native Apps have different purposes. A Native App usually offers the best performance, the most profound integration and amazing user experience, although it is often the most complicated way of app development. The Hybrid Approach to well development has recently gained popularity. They are sort of a compromise between a Native App and a web-based app. The key challenge is to combine the unique features of the native and web technologies, so that you might create a really user-friendly and attractive application.

Among the popular Hybrid Apps are Instagram, and Facebook, and they are everything the users can hope for and dream of. Shazam and Angry Birds are also lovable Hybrid Apps. This means that both approaches to app development can be crowned with success. The answer really is up to you. You should have in mind your most important goals and of course your users.

Research your options and inform yourself well before you start the project. Fellow developers might tell you that you can hardly get a Native experience in a Hybrid App. You have to keep in mind that with Hybrid Apps we can’t do everything, because they have limitations namely with heavy graphic, intensive applications. But if you think about budget, you would want to use a hybrid framework.

So, choose your weapon!

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Software Developer (Senior) Emaratech
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Imran Abdul Ghani has more than 10 years of experience in designing/developing enterprise level applications. He is Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET(MCSD.NET) since 2005. You can reach his blogging at WCF Tutorials, Web Development, SharePoint for Dummies.

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QuestionNative vs Hybrid App development Pin
Jane Brewer16-May-16 0:07
Jane Brewer16-May-16 0:07 
Generalhybrid doesn't always mean Html, JS & CSS Pin
Member 811078523-Nov-15 21:52
Member 811078523-Nov-15 21:52 
QuestionRepeated text? Pin
David Crow19-Nov-15 7:12
David Crow19-Nov-15 7:12 
AnswerRe: Repeated text? Pin
Imran Abdul Ghani19-Nov-15 7:19
Imran Abdul Ghani19-Nov-15 7:19 
QuestionMore than 1 choice of language for Cross Platform App Development Pin
DannyatKDA16-Nov-15 14:33
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