Which technology should choose between native & hybrid application development?
Now a days almost everyone uses smartphones to search or do anything else like playing games, daily news, watching movies and many more. Smart phones applications very much in demand today. So if you are thinking of developing a smart phone application then there must be an important question which rises in your mind
“Whether I should use native or hybrid application development?”
We will discuss this in our blog today by comparing both on different aspects:-
1. DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE
Hybrid apps are easier to develop and deploy. These took less time in development. If there are lot of native and complicated features in an application then hybrid app took lot of time in development.
Hybrid app development, you can build it once and submit it to all of the platforms (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone) using PhoneGap technology. So, you would be saving money by not having to build the app using native programming language of each platform.
3. USER EXPERIENCE AND PERFORMANCE
Native apps have good performance. Clicks are more responsive in native apps however In Phonegap, you touch a button, the java script calls some phone api code and a callback has to occur which took lot of time. Also user interface is not as friendly in hybrid apps as they are in native apps
Grant Glas, Founder of App Press pointed out, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Bank of America all used HTML5 for their apps, and they all switched to native.
Hybrid apps need more maintenance if they are not developed using proper technique or if code is not written properly , then it is difficult to maintain hybrid apps.
5. SUPPORT AND RESOURCES
Native app development Environment provides a lot of resources and options to develop for mobile apps, there are more support and available resources for building native mobile apps.
6. TOOLS AND DEBUGGING
Native development provides better development environment and tooling to test and debug the work, so it is much easier and less time consuming to find and fix bugs using native development Tools
There are not reliable hybrid app development tools that can help with debugging and fixing issues, so, sometimes the developer may spend a few hours to fix a problem in hybrid app environment where the same problem can be identified and fixed within minutes using the native app development tools.
If your budget is low then your should prefer hybrid app but if we want performance, speed, efficiency an you should go for native app as native app is user friendly and better performance than hybrid app.
Both have some strengths and weakness so that depends upon you which one suits better for your requirements.