How to Choose The Best Mobile App Development Technology? Native or Hybrid? Which is the best option?
Are you confused, whether to build your mobile app in Hybrid or Native ?!
As we know the importance of the mobile apps in the current world, it’s also equally important to choose the best strategy for your new mobile application. Well , this article will help you to choose the best strategy based on your requirement. For Developing a new mobile apps, we have mainly two choices based on the platform,
- Hybrid/Cross Platform
- Fully Native
The common and traditional approach is Native, which uses Googles and Apples original tools to specifically target the mobile device like Android and iOS respectively.Objective c and Swift are the Native languages for the iOS application and Java is for the Android application.
The Hybrid approach is, Write once Run Anywhere approach, i.e. you need to write the code only in one language and be able to run the application on multiple platforms.Xamarin, Ionic, React Native etc are examples for Hybrid Platforms.
Feature comparison between Native and Hybrid.
For the Native App development Xcode is using for the iOS Applications, and Android Studio, Eclipse etc are the tools for developing the Android Applications.For developing Android Applications we can install the Android developing tool in mac, but for iOS application, a Mac is preferable for installing the Xcode or we can install the Xcode in windows using the virtual box/Virtual machine.
We use the Native languages last objective C, Swift for the iOS Applications and Java, Kotlin for Android Application.Hybrid applications require only one langue for all platforms.We can develop hybrid apps on either Mac or Windows development machines, but you can’t do in-depth iOS development on a Windows machine.
Winner: A Tie
Development and Testing Cycle
So if you intended to develop an application with using these capabilities in depth, Go for the Native is highly advisable.
Time and Cost for Developing and Maintenance.