A comparison of HYBRID apps versus a NATIVE app

Hybrid Apps versus Native Apps

We all know mobile apps but whats’ the difference between them?

Well I thought you’d never ask!

A mobile app can be written, as in coded in basically 2 different ways. Markup languages for hybrid applications, and programming languages like Java and C for native applications. Whichever you choose, your application will provide a great user experience for your clients and customers.

Hybrid Apps

Hybrid apps are written in HTML & Javascript. The CSS & HTML contain media queries, that can change how the application looks when it is on different devices. This means you could view the application from any device, and it would work flawlessly between them, whether it’s your PC, phone, or tablet. Developing a hybrid app is great for applications that do not need to rely on heavy performance requirements, but need full device access across all platforms. The application would look great on phones, televisions, PCs, tablets, etc.

Native Apps

Native apps are written specifically for their intended devices, such as Android or iOS phones & tablets. These applications generally take longer to develop and accrue higher development costs as apposed to hybrid apps. You also need to be well versed in the languages these apps require to develop. Languages such as C++, Swift, and Objective-C for iOS and Java & C++ for Android. Native apps are best used for applications or games that require more processing & graphics power.

The Cost

Native apps and hybrid apps are going to have varying costs. Writing an Android app or an iOS app will come with a heavier price tag than say, developing a web app with HTML5 & CSS. The size of your current or potential customer base could add costs as well. Depending on your traffic and the bandwidth your application uses, we’re able to host & handle it. Go HERE to checkout our hosting packages, or design your own.

Wait, which one is better?

That all depends on what the goal of your app is and how much financial investment you want to put into it. Both options have pros and cons but depending on your mobile app there really will only be 1 winner in the contest for best option.

So regardless if you would like a native app or a hyrbid app we can make it happen. If you have the next great mobile app (or web app at that) don’t hesitate to call us and we can help get you going.

Jesse Sewell
Jesse Sewell
Jesse is a developer at Sneaker with a knowledge of how to incorporate the lofty ideas that come our way into functioning code.

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