The mobile technology you choose for you or your business will have a big influence on the overall performance of said app.
This is because the technology affects how your app is developed and how users interact with it. In this blog, we’re going to demonstrate the differences between all three different types of apps: web, hybrid, and native. Then, we’ll tell you what questions you need to answer to choose the right mobile app technology for your business needs.
Web apps can be thought of as websites optimized for mobile browsers. This is because they’re literally made to be a website with a few features which makes them mobile app friendly.
Hybrid apps are a mixture of web apps and native apps. You can access them via a web browser or you can download them from an app store.
Although what’s stated above is true, Hybrid apps also have the built-in capabilities of a device. These apps are made using cross-platform frameworks such as Ionic and PhoneGap.
While we’re mentioning native apps last, they’re the most common mobile apps. When most people talk about mobile apps, they’re probably talking about a native app.
Native apps are designed for one specific operating system. Some apps are just designed for the App Store and others for Play Store.
Unlike other apps, all Native apps are not designed by the same language. Android apps are created using Java, and iPhone apps are created using Swift or Objective-C.
In order to choose the right type of mobile app for you or your business, you’ll need to have a crystal-clear idea of your business goals. Ask yourself these questions:
Once you’ve answered this question, you’ll be able to narrow down the decision for the right mobile app for you. For example, if you’re going to target a general consumer audience, then you’ll know web apps have accessibility and therefore it makes more sense to use web app technology.
Sometimes, you need the right partner to help you decide what kind of app would be best for your business. If that’s the case, reach out to us at Celest Technologies. Where you’ll not only get expert care, you’ll get a team that will help you actualize your vision.
When it comes to building the right mobile app for your business, choose a collaborative partner to help you from idea to execution.
After reading this article, selecting the right type of mobile app may have made things a little easier for you. In case you have more questions about the right type of app for your business, reach out to Celest Technologies today.