Mobile apps have revolutionized and transformed the way businesses function. They are an asset that helps businesses spearhead their way to success. Mobile apps are that a single platform that can assist businesses to build their customer base. They have a great reach and can get through prospective clientele, with relative ease. They allow customers to become acquainted with your brand and explore your product range and services while at the same time, these apps allow you an insight into your patrons.
If you are considering launching a mobile app for your business, then you must become informed about the different types of apps there are, and what they offer. It will help you make an informed choice.
There are two main types of mobile apps—native and hybrid; but which of these two is better and which should you choose for your business and why. Native mobile apps are software applications that are built in a standard programming language, for a specified platform—either Android or iOS.
They are designed for exclusive use on particular platforms. For example, the Native Android apps are written in Java, while the iOS apps are in Objective-C or Swift; these are the default languages of these platforms. It is not possible to use an Android mobile app on iOS and vice-versa. These mobile apps are efficient and work fine on respective platforms. However, they lag and cannot compete with the hybrid version when it comes to code reusability and cross-platform support.
Hybrid Mobile Apps
Plug-ins that give complete access to the device
Ease of use
In the last few years, hybrid apps have overcome some significant shortfalls and made substantial progress. For instance, previously, the User Interface (UI) components for mobile apps were developed afresh for each platform. However, with the introduction of solutions, such as Xamarin, Ionic, and NativeScript, that problem has been resolved. Developers now use these tools to build hybrid apps, which are compatible with Android and iOS devices.
What are the advantages of hybrid apps?
The presence of cross-platform app development frameworks such as Flutter, React Native, Xamarin, etc has redefined the way hybrid apps are built and thus yields better usability and performance. Hybrid mobile apps come with numerous advantages, which gives them a definite edge. They are unquestionably the better choice for any business, wanting to forge ahead in this competitive world. Here is a lowdown on what makes them click
Speedy Development Cycles
Developers have the advantage of an array of tools, which they apply to write a single code and deploy across multiple platforms. This lessens work and improves the outcome. You can expect a hybrid mobile app to be built and ready for launch in record time. You will not have to wait while developers create native apps for different platforms. Hybrid mobile apps are developed with a single code base that is portable to multiple mobile platforms, and that boosts their efficiency.
The cost of developing a hybrid mobile app is relatively low when compared to developing native apps. It will cost you less to have someone design a hybrid mobile app for your business because you will need just one code that you will be able to use on multiple platforms. Opting for a native app would mean getting different codes written for iOS and Android platforms. It would mean hiring two developers to write the codes. Going for a hybrid app costs less and saves time. You can use the money saved on developing the app for marketing it, so it reaches your target audience and gets you positive results.
Effortless and Trouble-Free Maintenance
Carrying out maintenance activities on hybrid mobile apps is uncomplicated and hassle-free. A glitch, if it occurs, will need to be fixed, just once, because the app works on a shared code. Further, updating features and adding new segments is uncomplicated and straightforward.
The sophisticated app makes it easier for business owners to connect and interact with their audience. Based on customer feedback, you will be able to tweak existing content as well as add something new, based on their interest.
The Apple App Store has a stringent validation process for native apps. The apps have to be submitted for validation, which can delay the launch of the app. The wait can take anywhere between a day to a week, depending on whether it is an update or a new app. The hybrid version apps do not require submission if the native code has not been modified.
Are You Convinced Yet?
Mobile app developers recommend the hybrid versions of mobile apps because they cost less, are low maintenance, and easy and fast to launch. The advent of hybrid mobile apps such as Flutter is the best open-source and free cross-platform frameworks, which speeds up mobile app development processes, significantly minimizing the cost of the app production. Hybrid apps are highly beneficial for developers to build excellent application UI with smooth animations. Zartek, being one of the leading hybrid mobile app development companies in India with expertise in extensive consumer technology products delivers cost-effective and state-of-the-art mobile app solutions to meet the demands of our clients.
Get in touch with us for any kind of mobile app development requirements. We assure you of a robust, scalable, and interactive mobile app solution with all the requisite features.