Mobile apps can be split into native apps (which work on a specific kind of device) and hybrid apps (which work across multiple devices). Here at nibbr, we develop both – depending on the needs of each individual client.
Hybrid Apps vs Native Apps
When paying for professional app development, one of the first decisions you face is the choice between a native app, and a hybrid app. From a technical point of view, the two technologies are very different, but from a practical point of view, the main advantages of each can easily be summarised.
Native app development is the best choice if performance is your number-one goal – and you’re willing to invest a little more to achieve it. Hybrid apps have come a long way in recent years, but for the very fastest speeds, and best user experience, native apps still have a slight edge.
Hybrid app development is the best choice if you want to minimize costs, and keep things simple by paying for a single app that can be used across multiple devices. That’s because a hybrid app can be used on iOS, Android and even Windows phones.
The performance difference between native and hybrid apps is relatively small, and it’s always worth remembering that eithera native or ahybrid app will typically outshine the performance of a web site accessed via a browser. For many businesses, a hybrid app represents the optimum ‘middle way’ between the demand for economy, and the demand for performance.