Mobile application development, Native application development, We application development, web development

NATIVE APP VS WEB APP VS MOBILE WEBSITE

NATIVE APP VS WEB APP VS MOBILE WEBSITE

We all have confusion all the time while hearing about native apps and mobile web apps. The two types of apps are inevitable parts of our mobile screen. A mobile website is also a relatable topic with this.

Let’s briefly discuss one by one,

NATIVE APPS

Native apps or mobile apps are applications sometimes built-in on mobile devices and users can also download them from Google Play Store and App Store. Native apps vary with different operating systems.

The main purpose of this native app is to ensure the best performance for a specific mobile operating system.

Eg: camera, calendar, contact, WhatsApp

HYBRID APPS

Hybrid apps are simply mobile apps, but they work in mobile browsers too. We can download it from both the play store and AppStore.

For eg Facebook, Instagram

Pros of native apps

  • Performance is faster
  • Store information locally
  • Works as offline too
  • Allows direct access to device hardware
  • Safe and secure.

   Cons of native apps

  • More expensive to build because of the multiple platform related app development
  • The cost of app maintenance is higher

Web app

Web applications include word processors, spreadsheets, yahoo, Gmail. Web applications are coded in languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Web applications have a webserver to manage requests from the client, an application server for performing tasks, and a database for storing the information.

          Pros

  • Less expensive
  • No need for a standard development kit
  • Quicker and easier to build
  • These apps capture minimum memory space

          Cons

  •  Need an active internet connection
  •  No App Store or google play access

 MOBILE WEBSITE

Nowadays the business field has emerged. All now feel free to manage the business through mobile devices. When your site is only accessible through PC or tablet you will get only a few visitors. They will quickly leave the website if it doesn’t work on mobile. Like any website,  mobile websites contain text, videos, images, etc. Single mobile websites are used by many users of different mobile types. When it is compared to the native app it depends on the OS platform. Mobile websites are easier and less expensive. in the case of native apps, we can delete them easily. The update also works in a simple way.

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