Why Hybrid & Native App Development Beats Cross-Platform Development

Ever since the release of the iPhone 8, life has become unimaginable without it. The extensive use of smartphones by people across the world has led several kinds of developments in the app ecosystem. Since mobile phones are our personal companions, we expect nothing but the best from them. That makes it imperative for app developers to provide unique user experiences and reliable performance for every app they develop.

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In this generation driven by smartphones, we see that there is an app for everything. From music to game, dating to shopping, or calling a cab to hiring your personal driver, there is an application for almost each and everything.

The platforms are different, but to make any application a sensation you need to have it on all the different platforms. Native applications limit your customer base to a single platform (Android or iOS), but hybrid applications can be released across different platforms. The performance of hybrid apps is not at par with those of native apps but they are certainly easier to maintain and build. Let us get into a discussion of Hybrid vs. Native App Development.


Native Apps

Native Applications are specifically made for single mobile platforms. They have a number of added advantages over cross-platform tools and that makes them beat cross-platform tools when it comes to mobile app development.

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Native applications allow geolocation tagging, thus ensuring that consumers get alerted whenever they are near physical stores. It also enables you to receive analytics about a user’s behavior and action and this can help in judging the effectiveness of the features or the promotions of your applications.

Native apps run smoother compared to cross-platform apps. They provide a sense of satisfaction each time they are used and also ensure elevated user experience every single time. That’s a reason for preferring native apps over hybrid apps, though native apps tend to be heavy on the pockets and also need to be approved by individual app stores. However, the top-notch fluidity of the app makes it worth every penny.


Cross Platform Tools

Cross-platform dev tools aren’t just simple translations. A good tool allows the application or game you have developed in UnityScript, Boo, or C# to export in as many as 17 different platforms.

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Cross-platform tools lag behind in terms of fluid user experience. And going by the sheer number of mobile apps worldwide, it is important to provide a world class experience in order to differentiate your app from the crowd.

Once your customers find glitches, they are never coming back to your application because they have always a ton of options available. If you fail to create a lasting impression, you are certainly going to lose your customer base.

For consumer applications, it’s always best to choose a single platform and develop a native experience around it. Because even though they take more time to develop and are slightly more expensive compared to hybrid apps but the user experience they provide is seamless. They can fully leverage the capabilities of the device it is being built for and can wow the user with its amazing feature set and unique app experience.


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