There is no doubt that mobile applications have conquered a large market and have modified the way people use the internet on a daily basis. When it comes to choosing an application for your own store, business or project: what is the type of application you should use according to your needs? Get to know the specifics of native apps, web apps and hybrids. Afterwards, you can draw your own conclusions.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TYPES OF APPLICATIONS
Basically, you can find three types of applications available in the market: native applications, in the specific language of the system that is to be used; web applications, designed to be more universal and usable from several platforms. Finally, so-called hybrids, a combination of the two. Get to know them better!
They are applications developed in the language used by each of the platforms they are going to be built on. They have been specifically designed for that system and not for another one, be it iOS, Android or Windows Phone. They are usually costlier to develop, but on the upside they can provide a user experience that is absolutely satisfactory and customized to the device they run on. The question is that if you want to reach Android, iOS and Windows Phone, you will have to provide three different application set-ups. Think of the applications exclusive to iPhone as a clear example of a native application.
WHAT TYPE OF APPLICATION SUITS YOU?
For sure, if you want and application for your store, business or website, you should first consider what type of application you are going to use for your target groups.
- A native application is an option you may want to consider if you need strong security options (e-commerce, for example) and an absolutely satisfactory user experience for your users. The cost is going to be bigger and if you want to reach several types of devices you will have to develop more than one application.
- A web application will suit you if your budget is not very high and you want to do an application to build customer loyalty or offer more and better functionalities than you do through your web browser version. It can be developed in a relatively affordable way and you are going to obtain great results all the same.
- Hybrids applications are an excellent option if you have the opportunity to develop something halfway through native and web. Also, remember that there are tools that allow you to combine some languages. You will get something more than a web application, but less than a native one. And you are going to get a very interesting end result.
Applications are small programs that have revolutionized the use of mobile devices and of the internet itself. Are you going to stay out of this? Ask your developer and start to think up a plan to bring your store or business into this trend.