Web apps versus native app – which is best for your business?

Growing popularity of web applications have created confusion on a lot of people who are not really internet savvy. Well, who would not be? Both applications are installed on smartphones and both function in a very similar way. Basically, you can download native apps from apps like iTunes and Google Play. On the other hand, web applications are micro sites that are mobile-optimized, designed and programmed to work like applications.

Usually works offline app offline when installed on a smartphone.

But this is not always the case. Most informative native applications also rely on the internet to provide the latest content. Web applications always work through browsers used by smartphones and require Internet connections to browse the application. So between the two, who think you will work best for your business?
Let's consider some aspects to consider.

Web Applications

1. Production Cost

a. Has lower development costs

b. Apart from the more common programming language, it may also be hosted on your existing server, even without submitting or updating a notification on either Google Play or the Apple Store.

2. Installation Methods

a. They have a slight additional prerequisite during installation but it is not very difficult and no problem at all.

b. It includes adding a bookmark to the smartphone home screen

3. Platform Dependencies

a. They have only one version that works pretty well on any smartphone.

4. Steering Wheel

a. Of course, subject to network connection, it is disadvantageous

b. With fast internet connection, flash speed is quite similar to native app

5. File size

a. They do not call hard disk space because there is no actual download of the content on the smartphone

6. Maintenance

a. Upgrading is easier as updating a website and can be done often with less cost.

7. Offline Action

a. Does not work offline

8. Search Engine Friendly

a. They are mobile-optimized and are almost search engine-friendly

b. Web applications are also king so it will probably appear on search results pages.

Native Apps

1. Production Cost

a. Reduced Development Cost

2. Installation Methods

a. Have some minor prerequisites for installation but it is not very difficult and no problem at all.

3. Platform Dependencies

a. Have two versions of forums, iOS and Android, which require special submission to the Apple Store and Google Play.

4. Steering Wheel

a. For applications that require larger data or photography, native apps are usually faster than web applications.

5. File Size

a. Native apps require sufficient space to meet those files that can end over the limit.

6. Maintenance

a. Maintenance is more complicated, more expensive and very time consuming and it is very painful.

7. Offline Action

a. Works even offline. Although the latest developments like HTML5's caching speed allow access to web applications to some extent even offline but offline, it will be ineffective.

8. Search Engine Friendly

a. Not so much search engine

Both native applications and web applications have a different approach to creating content for mobile users. So thinking about the above factors, whether in your business depends solely on your needs.

Source by Manuel Gil Del Real

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