The first step in creating a mobile application is to determine whether it should be native or "Internet".

This decision will affect every subsequent stage of project development, from hiring appropriate programmers to determining on which devices the application will be available.

Are there any intermediate solutions?

Current technologies allow the creation of hybrid applications or Microsoft Application Development - either by writing JavaScript code and executing it in a native application, such as Adobe PhoneGap , React Native, or by compiling C # or Java code into native code, e.g. Xamarin . However, it should be remembered that the speed of such applications may be unsatisfactory, especially for cheap phones that do not have a lot of memory or computing power.

Regardless of the hybrid technology chosen, only part of the application will actually be hybrid. In some cases, we will be forced to program some elements of the application natively.

It is worth knowing that there are strict restrictions on the possibilities of designing mobile applications depending on the chosen solution. Limits result from the fact that developers must use predefined elements of a given technology that can be run on a given operating system (Android / iOS)

Pros and cons of web applications

The rapid development of the Internet, proves to us that internet technologies can be used in many situations where developers will adapt to the new state of affairs, and thus can create a new trend. Internet applications are an example of this. These are basically websites designed to look like mobile applications.

While native applications interact directly with the operating system , web applications interact with the browser. This broadens the group of potential recipients, allowing the application to work on almost any device, as long as it has a web browser.

Properly adapted HTML allows applications to easily adapt to any screen size and resolution. However, these applications leave much to be desired regarding performance, especially on mobile devices. The convenience of using the web application depends on the computing power of the user's phone .

Pros and cons of native applications

Typically native applications have much better performance compared to the counterparts of Internet applications. Access to data is much faster , and the application itself is able to gain full access to the capabilities of the device.

Unfortunately, the native application only works on one operating system. An application developed for Windows must be rebuilt on Android, iOS and even newer versions of Windows to maintain compatibility.

Hiring a team of programmers for each operating system is a costly decision and it is not possible for many companies (that's why many React Native App Development Company
applications are available only for one platform).

Bet on a web application, native or hybrid?

Top android app development company are always there for experiment.The choice between web, native or hybrid application largely depends on the needs of your project. Cost and reliability are certainly not the only factors that should be followed. Here are three questions you should ask yourself before making your choice:

Is the application based on the functionality of the device?

Cell phones have many sensors, functions such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, GPS receivers, cameras and more. If you are designing an application that will use these functions, the native application will best meet your expectations.

Does the application require advanced animations and interactions? Internet games can work well on desktop computers, but on mobile devices they are practically useless. Games are one of the most demanding processes that burden the device. Game development natively guarantees smooth operation.

Should the application only display data?

Projects that rely on the display of information can be successfully supported by web applications. By choosing this technology, you can easily scale the application on many devices while maintaining functionality and decent performance.

Mobile applications Native applications are more engaging , but internet applications are much cheaper and easier to implement on a wide range of devices, as long as the purpose of the application is simple. The more complex the project, the less favourable hybrid technologies will be, especially when it comes to Xamarin, which works very well for typical business applications requiring reliable operation.

Hybrid solutions may once be the only right choice when creating mobile app development services, but now without dedicated programmers for each operating system, it will be difficult for us to create a highly advanced application with the same functionalities for each device.

Author's Bio: 

Amit Agrawal Founder and COO at Cyber Infrastructure (P) Limited which is an custom software development company provides services such as custom application development, mobile application development, creative web design, Microsoft solutions, SAP solutions, open source development, Java development, Oracle development, big data solutions, digital experience solutions, CAD/CAM architectural services, testing automation, infrastructure automation and cloud, digital marketing, ITeS, etc.