Native App vs Hybrid App vs Web App: What’s best for your Business in the Long Run?

Author : Toobler Technologies | Published On : 14 Jan 2022

Introduction

If you’re reading this article, it’s a given that you’ve been on your choice of electronic device, and if you look up, you’ll fairly see the majority of the population on their respective devices too. Mobile usage has boomed in popularity, and as the average smartphone user, you are more likely to be using around 10 apps a day and 30 a month.

But this is no passing fad. According to Statista, mobile apps are projected to generate over 613 billion dollars in revenue by 2025. While this may sound like a booming business for businesses, this does put some questions into place. What are the success factors for an application that makes it beyond the market and stays on customer devices? What type of app is to be created for your target audience? What are the factors you need to consider before diving into the idea of creating an application?

Deciding on whether to build a hybrid app, a native app or a web app includes the consideration of many features, their pros and cons and their compatibility with your goals and target audience. This comparative blog post will examine the features, pros and cons and considerations for developing a native, web or hybrid app.

What is a native app?

Native apps are the most common type of apps, and as the name suggests, they are built for a specific platform. The apps that you view on the play store or app store are examples of one kind of app. Native apps that are built for the play store are written in Java and ones that are meant for the app store are written in Swift. These apps can gain access to a device’s API and hardware, unlike hybrid or web apps. The fact that native applications help a company interact with an operating system’s features such as camera, microphone, location and so on is a reason for its preference.

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