Native Applications and Web Applications
Applications developed using HTML5, CSS3 and other modern web technologies are known as web applications. Web applications can run on a perfect platform without any re programming. Once it is launched, I phone, Ipad , Android users can easily access the same application and simultaneously can run on any other platform.
Native Applications can work on one single particular platform for which they are built. The cost to create native applications is more than that of web applications. So, this is clear that everyone will prefer cost effective apps.
With current technology, native applications provide nice user experience and as this technology is abandoned then web applications are to be adopted. Most of the users still prefer to use native apps as they are designed for particular browsers.
Very soon chances are there native applications will be transformed as desktop applications.
Some Important points to be known:
- User Experience:
Native apps have smooth feel and are more polished. These are more deeply integrated to the phone. For web apps, it is difficult to win native ones as these have many pre loaded elements which web apps don’t have and these makes entire application faster.Talking about download speed, as technology advances the battery life and mobile connectivity goes on improving, native apps will be downloaded easily without any hurdles.
Native applications can be easily installed. Google Applestore, Google play etc are the places from where these apps can be easily downloaded. The main thing is to develop a strong developer community who can devote proper time, effort and money for creating user centric mobile apps.This is the reason why Microsoft is unable to concentrate regarding applications for Windows Phone. Community is missing and so people who can devote proper time are lacking.
When web apps will be popular then it is likely that stake holders will push anything that devalues native app stores. When web apps are used then developers are not needed to create software for particular platforms. As these apps will also work for users using least popular platforms supposing that it has a good web browser installed.
- Development Cost and Time:Native applications take long to be developed then web applications. With developers becoming better versed in the field, this time and cost will be reduced. Yes, one thing that cannot be changed is the cost incurred to develop same app for multiple platforms.
If i-Pad compatibility is added to i-Phone app then its cost gets increased by 50% while web apps work on any device and are quickly adaptive as well as responsive.
- User Experience:
We can say that native apps can also be utilized as equally as web applications. Whether it’s a mobile app or native app, if you wish to get such apps developed or get them upgraded to latest versions then Softqube Technologies, a well known mobile app development company is always here to help you at every step of development process with proper guidance.