Use the benefits of both the native and web app and develop a hybrid app with IronShark.
The big advantage for our customers: Hybrid apps consist of a native framework as well as a locally stored web app and combine the advantages of native apps and web apps. You can access several hardware and software components of the terminal and run it not only on mobile devices and PCs, but also on different operating systems. IronShark makes it possible! We will decide which form of app is the right one for you and accompany you in addition to the development and programming also with its marketing. Save time and money by developing a hybrid app with IronShark.
More and more users access websites with their mobile devices. Thus, Apps have become indispensable these days. However, not all apps are the same. We have summarized the key points that need to be considered and brought out the differences of each.
One code for different devices?
In the world of mobile-first users typically use more than one mobile device to access the Internet. In addition to tablets and smartphones there are also smart TVs, wearables and smartwatches. Therefore, it is excellent to have apps that can be made available for all types of devices.
From a developer’s point of view, however, this is not so easy to realize. Mainly because the mobile devices often differ by their operating system and each mobile platform has its own software development kit (SDK) and its own integrated development environment. That’s why not all apps run on all platforms. For example, an app developed for Android cannot be used on an iPhone. If the app is intended to be used on different devices, the code must be rewritten or adapted. This is where the hybrid app comes into play. Hybrid Apps consist of a locally stored web app, which is not embedded in the browser but is a part of a native app.
Which app is the right one for you?
- Should the app be available on the App Store?
- Should the app work on a range of mobile devices?
- Which hardware components should be accessible by the app (e.g. camera)?
- What is your budget?
Native app, web app, hybrid Aápp – What are the differences?
Native apps are developed specifically for an operating system – e.g. for iOS, Android or Windows – and can be installed and used via the respective App Store. Since they have access to operating system functions, the possibilities of the hardware can be optimally utilized.
Web apps, also known as HTML5 apps, are cross-platform applications that are located on the Web. They can be accessed via the web browser and do not require installation. However, for security reasons, web apps can not access all hardware components and are dependant on an Internet connection.
Hybrid apps have a small native frame as well as a locally stored web app. You can access several hardware and software components of the terminal and it can also be run on different operating systems.
When should you choose a hybrid app?
The more complex the app the more it makes sense to use native development. Native apps are clearly better in terms of performance and usability than web and hybrid apps are. However, if you want to create an app for multiple platforms, where the use of the native features of the operating system is not too extensive, you are better off with a hybrid app.