Native v/s Hybrid Mobile App Development: Decide what is Best for your Business

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In the age of a technology-lead world where apps have become omnipresent and everyone is going digital, creating an application for your business is something which every business must consider.

But how is it that you should go about building an app? Starting from Custom Mobile App Development to Hybrid Mobile App Development, there are various types of approaches for app development. The two commonly used mobile app development methods are Native Mobile App Development and Hybrid Mobile App Development.

In this blog I will walk you through the process of choosing a method that would prove beneficial for your company’s growth.

To do so, let’s take a look at the important features and attributes that you can consider while choosing between Native Mobile App Development and Hybrid Mobile App Development.

To start off with, let me tell you in brief about the first method.

Native Mobile App Development

Native Mobile App Development is a process which helps in designing apps specifically for iOS, Windows, Android, and Blackberry. Apps developed on native platforms work only on one particular operating system, which means that you will have to build a different version for every system. Taking advantage of the latest technologies like GPS, native apps provide optimized performance. Also, for native mobile app development, developers need to write the program code in Swift or Objective-C for iOS applications, C# for Windows, and Java for Android Native Applications. Apart from the coding platforms, the design, construction, graphic styles, typography, visual effects, data entry etc. for an app varies for every other operating system.

Apps built using this method are fast and the most reliable when it comes to customer experience. A staggering statistic shows that out of all the mobile developers in India 42 % use the Native Mobile App Development.

Now moving to the next method,

Hybrid Mobile App Development

Hybrid Mobile App Development makes the process easier for developers to run various applications like Windows, iOS and android with one single code base. There are various sophisticated tools like JavaScript, HTML and CSS which help in building these hybrid applications which run efficiently on various platforms. These tools act as a collaboration between web and native platforms. The code once written in any of the language tools mentioned earlier is wrapped up within a native application like React Native or any other open-source framework. Since they are not like native apps which work on single operating system, they are readily available on the embedded browser and are also available for sale on suitable app stores.

Now that you have a fair idea of both methods entail, let me take you through the comparative structure between them.

After this comparative structure you can clearly see that both the methods have their own pros and cons. Native is user friendly but very costly, while Hybrid is low on costing but hampers the user experience.

Taking these different parameters into consideration will make it much easier for you to decide which app development method best suites your business need.

Finally, circling back to where we started, which one is best for your business? Here are my two cents:

  • If your business is well established and you have high budget to offer, Native Mobile App Development is the best choice.
  • If you have a start-up or your company is on a tight budget, you can start with the Hybrid Mobile App Development and then switch to the other if needed.

However, before reaching to any conclusion, make sure you dig into the depths of these methods and weigh their pros and cons against each other prior to deciding your best choice.

Reach out to us at Nitor Infotech to learn more about our services and take a look at our whitepaper for a comparative analysis of mobile app development platforms.

About Harshali Chandgadkar

Digital Marketing Executive

  • Business strategy
  • Mobility
Harshali Chandgadkar, a Digital Marketing Executive at Nitor Infotech is a vivid nature lover. She is a creative person and an avid reader who believes that reading is dreaming with open eyes. Her favourite past time is to research on various topics under gender equality and climate change. Music is her forever companion, and she is fond of following her passion in the fields of sustainable development. Harshali also has deep connections with kids and loves having them around.