Development Decisions – Native Vs. Hybrid: What’s The Difference?

Nowadays, business owners need to use every tool that they can to increase their reach and establish their brand. More and more consumers are now turning to their devices for the information, products, and services that they need. This presents a major opportunity for your business to grow its customer base. While having a well-designed mobile-friendly website is a great start, working with a mobile application developer to create an app tailored to the needs of your business will help you take your digital marketing efforts to new heights.

To ensure a seamless user experience and to communicate directly with your customers via push notifications and in-app experiences, you need to focus on your mobile app’s design. Having a custom-made mobile app created for your business by an experienced mobile app designer will ensure that your new app will meet your needs and help drive more traffic to your business, generating more revenue for your company. However, before you start working on your mobile app’s design you need to make one important decision. Will you develop your business app to be native or hybrid?

Let’s take a closer look at the differences between native and hybrid apps so you can make the right call for your new mobile application.

What Are Native And Hybrid Apps?

A native app is a mobile application designed specifically for one particular operating system. For example, an app may be designed using Swift for iOS, or Java for Android.

A hybrid app, on the other hand, can be used across multiple platforms but at its core, a hybrid app is essentially a website packaged in a native container. Built using HTML5 and JavaScript, a hybrid app is generally powered by a company’s website, with information loading as the user navigates through the app.

Advantages Of Native Apps

Native apps typically offer the most natural user interface and the best user experience. Because the mobile app’s design is created using tools specifically designed for building interfaces and creating interactions that match the platform it is designed for, this translates into better performance. Using native code, a mobile app designer can create an app for your business that communicates seamlessly with the platform’s systems, improving response times and ensuring a better user experience.

Benefits Of Hybrid Apps

One of the main benefits of hybrid apps is that a mobile application developer needs to create a single codebase for the app to be used across multiple platforms, significantly reducing the time it takes to launch your mobile business app. A hybrid app can also be used by both iOS and Android users, meaning your brand will naturally be exposed to a wider audience. Ongoing app maintenance and updates will also be less expensive as the updates will translate across multiple platforms at once, saving you time and money.

Choose The Right Solution For The Needs Of Your Business

Here at C7 Creative, our mobile applications development team can help you to take the right approach with your mobile app design, based on your unique requirements. Get in touch with a mobile app designer from C7 Creative today, to find out how a well-designed mobile app can elevate your marketing efforts, leading to more sales and higher profits for your company.

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Calvin Bryant

Calvin is a digital expert with clients in the U.S., U.K., and the Caribbean Islands. As the founder of C7, he has worked with Joel Osteen, Carlos Santana, the FBI, and the NBA. He resides in Ponte Vedra, Florida, and is a proud father and husband of 28+ years to his wife, Krista.