Smart phones are a common accessory in almost everyone’s life. These phones run on either android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and Symbian and so on. And each of these operating devices have their own in built apps with which one can listen to music, chat, play games and so on. But this is common knowledge. Everyone who is a smart phone user is aware of this. But if you are a developer then you must have guessed where this conversation is going? As a developer it often gets difficult to understand whether to create native mobile apps or should it be a hybrid one?
If we use the layman’s language to distinguish between a native app and a hybrid one then we can sum up the following:
Native apps are specific to the operating device such as the android apps. These applications can be accessed only from an android store. These apps are created using Java, Windows, C++ etc, whereas if you take into account the apps created for iOS device then they are created using XCode / Objective-C etc.
On the other hand hybrid apps are the latest HTML5 apps that have created quite a buzz amongst the users. What works in favor of these hybrid apps is that they can be used in any platform.
If we take into account the prevailing situation then we will see that both types of apps are in demand but what ultimately influence’s one’s decision is the budget involved and the quality of the app. And it is here that the role of the developer is of major significance.