Native vs. Hybrid app development – What is best for you?
Ever since the advent of smartphones, the number of smartphone users has increased exponentially. Day by day, more people are shifting their bulk of work to smartphones. If you are like many other developers or business and product owners, have trouble deciding as to what craft (Hybrid or native) you should choose for app development, this article is for you.
Languages used for both
For Native app development: Objective-C/Swift is used for IOS, Java is used for android, while C# is used for Windows.
Why you should choose Hybrid app development?
One of the most highlighting features of Hybrid app development is that you need to code only once as only one app suffices for different platforms (android, iOS, and windows). If you are a developer with a low budget, this is ideal for you since you will not need to spend extra money on app development for different platforms.
Secondly, hybrid apps take relatively less time to develop, they can be up and running in no time. Furthermore, Hybrid apps have low maintenance and their content can be changed multiple times with ease so, you will encounter fewer complications.
Disadvantages of Hybrid app development
Hybrid apps used to have a relatively poor performance. The reason for this is that hybrid apps use a native app wrapper that adds a layer between the mobile platform (on which app is being used ) and the source code. The user experience in Hybrid apps is also poorer as compared to native. Finally, the additional layer mentioned before can make debugging the app difficult for you as well.
Why you should choose native app development?
Native apps have both higher speed and smooth performance; because each app is tailored for a specific platform. Due to these reasons, native apps offer a much superior user experience. This specificity also makes Native apps more secure than hybrid apps. Native apps have much greater flexibility hence, unlike hybrid apps; they do not have any limitations due to which they can access almost all in-built features.
Disadvantages of Native app development
Native apps are more costly to develop since you will need many developers if you intend to make the app available for different platforms, as, for each, it will need to be coded differently. Due to the same reason native app development takes more time.
So, what is best for you?
The answer to this question depends solely on your preferences. If you are looking to attract large companies with huge funds, then native app development is the way to go since high security attracts big companies with huge funds. Similarly, if you want to develop an app that can give an astounding user experience, Native app development is better. But this is only possible if you have enough time and a high budget. However, if you have a low budget and you are looking for a quick launch, then Hybrid app development should be your choice.