4 Facts That Manifest Native Apps Are More Suitable Over Hybrid Ones

In this mobile-first era, mobile applications have become a prominent business tool for companies to flourish their digital presence. However, at the very initial stage of their mobile app development what concerns them most is the confusion regarding which app development approach to choose between Native and Hybrid when both are particular in their way and have own exclusive aspects. While many visionaries in the mobile app industry consider that hybrid mobile apps have a long way to go, native apps on the other way bring in a host of inherent features that align with device’s capability. To shun all the contradictions regarding Hybrid and native app development from the minds of appreneurs, here’s illustrated some compelling facts that state why going for native approach can be a favourable decision.

  • Native app development is a less costly affair

It is much more arduous to maintain two separate apps in one codebase rather than maintaining them in two different codebases. There are many hidden costs involved in Hybrid app development which makes app operable in all OS versions and devices. For instance, native features in the mobiles can only be exposed with plugins created by developers, it may happen that the required plugins do not exist for the OS versions and devices that it is targeting. In this regard, the cost of hybrid apps far exceeds the cost imposed on utilising any prevalent features in a native app. Moreover, for hybrid approach, developers have to wait longer till a third-party developer gives the hybrid tool that will help in implementing a bridge to the new OS features. On the other hand, native app owners get early access to all recent SDK (Software Development Kit) to build apps with newest features.

  • Too many security concerns for hybrid app

Many underrate the severe risks associated with hybrid apps, where each layer in the app gives away a scope for attack. A hybrid app inevitably adds up a new layer that aligns non-native code to the native mobile features. Unfortunately, the layer belongs to a third-party and the code can never be inspected by any user. Owing to this, every native mobile feature which the hybrid apps will access need a plugin and any code that gets into the app must be reviewed for possible threats. This makes hybrid app development a lengthy project,besides a costly one. With no such concerns in native apps, it is thus more apt to go for native approach.

  • Native app can be run anywhere

This arguably the most notable factor favouring native apps development. With the native approach, an app maker can technically write an app and theoretically make it work across all the devices and browsers on the particular OS.

  • User experience is above everything

Users usually have some unrealistic expectations from apps, and thus it literally takes a minute for them to part ways with an app when they find poor experience in it. They instantly seek for any other alternative app that can give them better experience. The quality of native apps is any day better than hybrid apps which offer users high-end experience. Native apps work faster and are more responsive to mobile users as they are made following the unique patterns of each platform. Further, they have easy access to other device sensors like GPS which makes app experience more sophisticated.

Undeniably, Android and iOS are two distinct mobile platforms with disparate UX and work with different expectations. Hence, surely a “one-size-fits-all’ solution will not be suitable. To wrap up all contradictions, going for a native approach not only saves money and time hugely, it ensures the highest quality in apps because of the easy methodologies in native apps development and its greater adaptiveness to changing mobile scenario.