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Hybrid or Native: Which Should You Prefer For Your Enterprise?

Let's have a glance at the advantages and disadvantages of both Native and Hybrid app development.

Hybrid or Native: Which Should You Prefer For Your Enterprise?

Nowadays Startups are highly dependent upon the mobile application for their success. For any business in its initial state, it is almost inevitable to skip the involvement of mobile app strategy in marketing plans. But there is a big dilemma regarding the selection of the native and hybrid app. The new mobile application development trend of hybrid apps has changed the mobile industry aspects.

There are many advantages of the hybrid app but still native holds some necessary functionality. The prominence of both native and hybrid apps made if difficult for entrepreneurs to choose between these giant development methods.

To clear the clouds of doubt and assist you in making a firm decision, we have come up with plenty of well-researched information that lets you understand the difference between both of them.

AboutNative and Hybrid app?

The hybrid app and the native app are the same in terms of functionality, the only difference is their development methodologies.

The development of a hybrid application does not require the developer to code in different languages for each platform. The developer just needs to use a universal code to build the app and can deploy the application on any platform including iOS, Android, and Windows. With the help of it, you can have a cross-platform app to appease your diversified end-users.

In a native app, the developer needs to write a separate code (using different programming languages) for each OS to make the app compatible for each mobile device.

Deciding upon cost factor

Developing a hybrid app is cheaper than native applications as it requires coding once. For native apps developer has to generate codes individually for every OS, in hybrid, there is only one code is required to develop all types of apps.

Secondly, the development of hybrid apps saves time and cost of an organization. Almost 30% of the cost difference is seen among hybrid and native app development according to the recent mobile app development stats. Hybrid apps are ideal for the startup as they are in the struggling phase and just need to test the app model.

Should Startups switch to native apps at any particular time?

There is not any straightforward answer to this question as it all depends on app purpose. For a startup, it's better to have a native app and keep on iterating the functionalities your target users demand the same. On the other hand, if your aim is to develop a social app, it is suggested to build both a native and hybrid app (Hybrid is highly recommended here).

However hybrid development inherent some flaws which don't go away even if you revamp the user interface. But the hybrid application has plenty of advantages that can outnumber these issues and made it the best methodology to chose for the app development.

Decision

Hybrid apps work for almost 99% of cases. Here, entrepreneurs need to spend less on development and testing their product. In short, hybrid app development is becoming the future of the app development world, however, it contains some flaws but it will be resolved soon.

But still, if you're planning to go for native, make sure that you make your app scalable so that future changes can be easily integrated with the app. This not only makes your app updated but also a functional one that users would love to explore.

Twinkle <span>Product Strategist</span>
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Twinkle Product Strategist

Twinkle is an experienced business and marketing consultant of the mobile app industry. She advocates perfect branding to the latest tech releases. She is passionate about writing well-researched reports to help the app owners and the mobile app industry audience. Also, she has a vibrant touch that goes well in her writing as well.

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