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Most Essential Tips to Build a Native App1

Author: Steve Vento
by Steve Vento
Posted: Jun 17, 2015

In today’s trend of smart-phones and tablets, several types of applications are being built on multiple platforms according to the needs. Basically, the mobile apps are divided into three different categories like native, hybrid and web apps.

The native method lets mobile app developers to create applications which exploit all the capabilities of the device and its OS. Likewise, web applications let developers write a single app code for multiple platforms which decreases the cost and time significantly. But it’s not the case of hybrid mobile apps.

Hybrid apps combine the world of native and web applications; so that the app looks like a native app and works on different platforms like web apps. Almost all the mobile app developers will have heard of hybrid mobile apps, but not many developers have got a good thing to say about hybrid apps.

This is because the hybrid apps usually seem unfair amongst their sisters like native and web apps. But, the experts have given a couple of advices for those who are interested in handling this particular field.

Two ways to build a hybrid mobile app:

WebView app: You can use JavaScript, HTML or CSS to build a WebView app which is enclosed within a native application and runs over a WebView internal browser.

Compiled hybrid app: Code for a compiled hybrid mobile app is usually written in JavaScript or C# language. It gets compiled to native code based on the supported platform. Generally the compiled hybrid app looks like a native app, but you can’t expect much freedom in the process of development.

Why to follow hybrid technique?

Patrick Rudolph, an app builder of Hojoki, says that WebView version of hybrid apps is much useful and it adds up some extra fun to the process of development. It lets developers to put creative efforts and involve completely.

Hybrid apps save time and cost:

Here in hybrid application development, single code is used for various platforms. This obviously saves a lot of time which would be wasted in writing different codes for different platforms. The cost of development is also low when compared to a native or a web app.

Hybrid apps distribute like native:

Hybrid apps eradicate the worries of visibility as these apps are free to distribute in mobile browsers and app stores.

Hybrid app development is a simple and cost effective way to strengthen the customer base across several platforms. If development cost is a premium factor, hybrid app is an ideal solution for you as native apps cost a quite more. So hybrid app is absolutely perfect for those who want to have an app in the native look at low cost.

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I am Steve Vento. I am working in Fortune Innovation Brisbane .

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