What Is The Best Way To Develop Your Startup App- Native Or Hybrid?

What Is The Best Way To Develop Your Startup App - Native Or Hybrid (1)

The modern digital era has made it necessary for businesses, particularly startups, to develop an app. Budget is always an issue when developing startup apps, so it’s critical to figure out the best way to cut costs while increasing revenue.

The correct app development technique must be chosen if your company wants to create a mobile app to scale more widely, gain a competitive advantage, or increase revenue streams. 

In the meantime, you should be familiar with startup app development. You may already know hybrid and native are the best mobile app development frameworks for startups, but what distinguishes them? Before we get started let’s learn about what a hybrid or a native app is.

Native App

Native apps are often Android or iOS apps that can only be downloaded through app stores and not the internet. They differ from web apps in that they are not made to be used online or to use HTML, even if they may access and show web content. On the device that they are downloaded to, they exist “natively.” A native app created for iOS will only run on iOS devices, and a native app created for Android will only run on Android devices because they are incompatible. Web apps, which are created to function on the web on either Android or iOS devices, are also distinct from this.

Hybrid App

A hybrid app is a type of software that combines elements of both native apps and web applications. Hybrid apps are essentially web apps wrapped in a native app shell. Once downloaded from an app store and installed locally, the shell can connect to whatever capabilities the mobile platform provides via an embedded browser in the app. The browser and its plug-ins are invisible to the end user and run on the back end.

Hybrid apps are popular because they allow developers to write code for a mobile app only once while still supporting multiple platforms. Because hybrid apps add a layer between the source code and the target platform, they may perform slightly slower than native or web apps. 

What Is Native Mobile App Development

What Is Native Mobile App Development?

Building mobile apps specifically for a mobile OS (operating system) and distributing them through specialized app stores is known as native mobile app development. They can make advantage of device-specific hardware and software because they were designed to run on a particular OS and device. Native apps launch independently of other programs or browsers and save data locally on the device or in the cloud.

What Is Hybrid Mobile App Development?

Hybrid app development is a combination of native and web applications. Web technologies like HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript are used to write the core of a hybrid application. Hybrid apps are essentially online apps wrapped in a native app shell. Hybrid apps can acquire unrestricted access to your mobile device’s functionalities by utilizing various plugins.


Comparison Between Native and Hybrid Apps

Native App                                                   Hybrid App

Users get the most responsive and fastest app imaginable.Performance is less robust than that of Native programs
The platform determines the language used (e.g., Swift for iOS, Java or Objective-C for Android, etc.).Languages of HTML, CSS, and Javascript plus a hybrid framework (Ionic, NativeScript, React Native, Xamarin, etc.)
Each platform requires a unique set of codes.One universally executable code (one code runs everywhere).
Coding takes more time.Less coding time
The cycle of development is slower.Quicker development process. 
The cost of coding is higher because the code must be written according to each platform the app runs on.Lower expenses (because only one code is required).
Users need to download updates, thus they can always be on a different and updated version.Customers will always use the most recent version.
On mobile devices, Native apps have access to features like a camera, microphone, calendars, GPS, etc.Almost no ability to integrate with phone features
Native Apps are highly secure.Hybrid Apps are less secure.

Final Thoughts

I’ve now explained every distinction between the two types of app development. Now you have a choice based on your requirements: What kind of app would you like? How long do you want your application to complete? Go with hybrid app development if you need your app to be available in a shorter amount of time at a reasonable cost. However, they are not as secure as native apps. And if you want your app to be extremely secure, you must choose native app development. It takes more time to complete and is a little more expensive, but you will receive a responsive, quick, and secure app.