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Cross platform Native app development

Which is better, native app development vs. cross platform app?  February 17, 2018 – 08:18 am
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Typically there are three choices to develop the mobile apps native, web, and hybrid applications. Now, , can be decided only once you analyze each of them deeply and know which one best suits to your requirements.

Here I am describing the brief comparison which can help you to find the better one.

1. Native Apps – An application that is built for a single mobile platform that is actually installed on the user’s device.

Some advantages of Native aps are -

• Geo-location tagging allows companies to tailor their promotional and loyalty opportunities. Consumers can receive alerts when they are near physical stores, or are eligible for geography-based discounts.

• Analytics about a user’s actions can be easily captured and analyzed, making it easier to judge the effectiveness of app features or promotions

• Native apps typically run and “feel” better. Web apps sometimes are built to mimic native apps, but are restricted by internet speeds and the limits to the design options.

Some drawbacks are -

• Native apps are often more expensive to develop, especially for companies that want/need the app on multiple OS platforms

• Native apps have to be approved by the individual app store, and garnering interest in the app can be difficult.

2. Hybrid Apps - Typically built with the combination of languages, including CSS 3, HTML 5 and JavaScript. Unlike Native apps, Hybrid apps don’t need separate efforts for each mobile platform. They are developed once and can be made available in all the play stores.

Some advantage of Hybrid apps

• Hybrid apps offer the most functionality and customization for the user

• Developers are not locked into a certain OS platform, they can instead build a hybrid app that will work with multiple platforms.

• Hybrids are a good option for developers that are building visually-intensive applications such as games.

Some drawbacks are

• Very complex apps might be best suited as natives


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