There are quite a few factors that determine how to select the best technology for your mobile app.
Each method of developing a mobile app has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Apps that are platform specific, that is – Android or iOS are called native apps. Native apps have a specific development environment and they are built within that only. Native apps provide a simplified environment for development functions such as debugging and project management.
1.One major drawback of a native app is that it is restricted to a operating system.
The challenge here is to develop apps that fit a variety of screen sizes. The overall user experience of native apps however is considered to be superior to HTML5 Apps. On the other hand HTML5 apps save time and effort, as one has to write these apps once and then they can be used for multiple platforms. From an overall user’s perspective, native apps can be made more user friendly as they fit the requirements of the platform for which they are being built.
Since users demand the same apps on different platforms, businesses are increasingly switching over to this methodology.
Hybrid apps are faster to develop and also provide a great user experience. They definitely bring the benefits of both Native and HTML5 methodologies.
Businesses should however be cautious before choosing any one of the development methodologies. One must evaluate the business requirements before choosing the development methodology. For usability and interactivity requirements one must choose native apps and test market once developed for a single operating system. But in case completely sure that the hybrid model will fulfil all the requirements, then it definitely a cost effective model. Hiring dedicated developers from a partner like ValueCoders is helpful in getting the right advice and solutions. Also know about the features, advantages and disadvantages of PhoneGap. Here is a complete list of popular hybrid mobile app development frameworks.
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