When you decided to build mobile app one question raises in your mind that which type of platform has to be use for development like Web,Native or Hybrid? .It completely depend on your project requirement,size and other matrics.This topic helps you choosing platform for mobile app development
A website having users with lots of information where as web app reduce this information to improve functionality
Web application doesn't take storage on the user's device because web app load in browsers like Chrome,Safari, or Firefox.You need not to download from mobile app stores.
Sometime it's hard to differntiate which apps are web app,hybrid apps, and websites built with a responsive design.Some native apps may just be a webview (which is written in the native language) containing the URL to the web app.The maximum of code is handled outside of the native language.
Progressive Web Apps
Progressive Web Apps are mixtures of web pages and mobile apps
Web apps not support some of functions such as sending push notifications, working offline, etc. Browsers and web apps, however, are becoming more advanced. Now, progressive web apps can supports features similar to native apps. Here are a few of the functionalities:
Send push messages
Use some of the device’s hardware such as vibration
Easy to build
Easy to maintain
An Inexpensive option
Build one app for all platforms – iOS, Android, etc. as long as it can run a browser
Must Need to browser for run .
Slow perfomance than native apps
Less interactive than native apps
No icon on mobile desktop as you would if it was downloaded from the app stores
Cannot leverage device utilities
Native Mobile Apps
Native app are build for specific platform like Android And iOS .IDE's are different for both iOS as well as Android .iOS uses Xcode and Android uses Android Studio.Their is also differnce in the languages as iOS uses Swift or Objective-C and android uses Java and Kotlin.
Most of the orgnization likes to invest in native mobile app development because of the lots of benefits offered in comparison to other types of apps.
Very fast and responsive because they are built for that specific platform
Distributed in app stores
More intuitive,interactive and run much smoother
Access the full feature set of their platform given
More expensive because need to code in both platform
Not good option for very simple apps
Hybrid Mobile App
It is a mixture of web app and native app.It's behave like native app but works on cross platform.User can install app in Native devices but it's web app.
Cheaper tha native app because you have a single code base
One app for all platform
No browser needed as opposed to a web app
It provides access to the storage,internal APIs, camera.
Faster to develop than native apps
Slower than native apps
It is expensive than standard web apps as it's dependent on third party platform and works with wrapper
Less interactive than native apps
Customization will remove you from the hybrid model in which you should go for Native app
Bug fixing is difficult.
Which Approach I Choose?
Following points should be consider before you start development:
How much fast you need to develop app
App features complexity
How much quality of user experience you need
Remember the following points after you choosing platform
Simple access to your services and content
Should have reliable API infrastructure
Understand the user's expectations and behaviors and adapt as the market demand change
At the end ,it’s important to work with an app development company that specializes in platform specific design and development.
Choosing native,web or hybrid is depend on a number of factors with business need ,app requirements, developer skill, and timelines.
Each type of app offers completely differnt experience and it's important to know the pros and cons of each before starting app development.