Native App or Hybrid App – How to Choose?

Categories : Article, Mobile Application

Are you a start up firm? Do you want to build an app, but not sure about the technology to use? Are you confused whether you should go for native or hybrid? Do you want some of the best tips regarding the same? If the answers to these questions are positive, you are certainly on the right page, as here, you will come across some of the guidelines for choosing the right type of app, as per your needs.

To begin with, you must be clear about what exact native and hybrid apps are. Well, a native app is specifically made for one platform. So, you can make it for iOS, Android or Windows. On the other side, a cross platform app is developed using PhoneGap and other tools and the app works on various platforms; like developing one game can work on android as well as iOS devices. Both of them has got its pros and cons. So, it is advisable for you to decide one, as per your needs and requirements.

Native app or hybrid app - How to choose

There are a lot of factors that you must consider when selecting the right type of app. So, let us take a look over some of the most important deciding factors for choosing the type of app for your business…

1. Functionality:
Deciding the features and functionalities you want to include in your app is one of the most important things to do. It will help you to not only make the business plan, but also to decide whether you want to go for native app or hybrid app. Find out the technological requirements too. If your app requires the use of camera or GPS and the need of complex communication, the advanced graphics or the extraction of data, then you should go for native app. On the other hand, if the functionalities are simple and straight forward, you can go for the hybrid app.

2. Updates:
You must not only think about present, but also about future. So, if you are planning to grow your business and app in future, you must make the decisions accordingly.

3. User Experience:
User experience is all that matters! If a user downloads your app, but doesn’t like the design or if he is not comfortable using it, he might just uninstall it instantly. So, if users are comfortable using the app and it doesn’t take too much time to load, users will be happy using it. So, if you want to provide good user experience, make sure you go for native app. It is not that good speed doesn’t come with hybrid apps, but it comes with some limitations. So, think wise and twice before you choose the type of app.

Make sure you focus on all the above mentioned factors that will help you make the decision regarding which app to use, or else if you end up choosing the wrong type, you will need to remake the entire app, doubling the time, money, resources and efforts. If you choose native first and then you switch from native to hybrid application development, it will be simply the waste of money. So, if you want to save your money, make sure you don’t have to rework and take the right decision.

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