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How Native Is Better Than Hybrid While Developing App For iOS

We are going to discuss why a native app is better than the hybrid app while developing for iOS. Let’s have a brief about iOS. It is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple. This operating system runs the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices. Now, sometimes you might find hybrid better and sometimes native is better. so, which one to be chosen? But, why a native app is better than hybrid for iOS?  We need to find out the differences between the two. For this, let’s go through both technologies first.About Native AppA native application is designed for particular devices or platforms like iOS, Blackberry. These are encoded in a specified programming language such as C for iOS. The native application works fast and more efficiently. Let’s see the advantages and disadvantages of building the native application:Advantages of Native AppAdvantages of native over hybrid for developing iOS apps: Full integration of device – This app has many functionalities for mobile devices like camera, GPS, calendar and microphone. These apps give a great exposure to the user.No need for Internet connection – This is the most important feature of native apps that you don’t need an internet connection to work with.Great performance – Native apps are designed for the specific operating system so these apps have a good feature of high speed. These apps let the user connect quickly to the icons. Its look is also eye-catching.Specific UX standard – These apps follow specific UX/UI standards to create iOS applications, that is very helpful for users to understand the interface and navigation of the apps.Reliability – We can access native apps on Android or iOS through the app stores only. They are tested and reviewed by the expert team to reach the app store. This makes the app more secure and safe.Disadvantages of Native AppQuite expensive – Due to higher development and maintenance expenses, it is quite expensive. As they have specific code for each platform it kills a lot of time and it demands a highly supportive team.Rejection of approval - There is a big problem of getting rejected of the app from the app store. As it requires approval from the app store to be added to the app store database. Not sure, it will always get approval.About Hybrid App These apps work on multiple platforms like Android, iPhone and Windows phone. These hybrid applications are developed using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript and then with the help of Cordova, it is developed in a native application.Advantages of Hybrid App: Advantages of hybrid  over native for developing iOS apps: Single hybrid framework – Yes, hybrid apps saves your time and money in developing one app that can be used for different platforms.One Codebase – one codebase will work on multiple platforms, so you need to spend your money less on developers. It can be transformed to other platforms easily. So, fewer efforts, less money, and less workforce are required to maintain it at a great speed. These apps are a cross-platform application that can be used on different platforms. Not many changes are required in operating on multi-platforms.Offline support – These apps have a different feature that allows offline work, but be careful as offline data cannot be updated.Interactive programs – Interactive programs like games and 3D animation are available in hybrid apps. More and more innovations are made to hybrid apps more frequently so these apps are good for services.Disadvantages of Hybrid App These apps are not as fast as native apps are, because they use platforms like Kendo, Ionic, and Cordova, and these platforms are known for slower speed. These days, user demands high speed, in fact, that is required too. So, if the user is not getting effective experience, quite possible, it will not be a great success.On part of UX, if we say, how UX standard is; then, these apps still need to improve their UX standard which makes it less popular.Why native app better than the hybrid?While choosing a native app for iOS, we need to see the differences between native and hybrid for iOS apps. Both have its own pros and cons, but it depends on features that make them different. So, let’s have a look at them.Comparision of native and hybrid features for iOS appsAs we have seen, Hybrid apps are cost saving, these can be transformed into different platforms easily, need fewer developers to be a team, these things seem to be very attractive but at the same time, these apps might need more time to fix some problems like UX, which makes it less effective.Whereas, looking at the native apps, they are much better in terms of user satisfaction, as they have device features integration, fast speed of working, great user interface. They are getting more security. Maybe, you need to invest more money, more time, but in a long time, it will benefit you, when you get the user exposure saying it feels better than the hybrid.ConclusionEach approach has its advantages and disadvantages but ultimately a native approach will possess several benefits for a company’s bottom line. Now, you are well acquainted with why to choose native app over hybrid app while developing iOS as we have considered almost all the pros and cons of native and hybrid apps. Still, further questions, please visit us at Zeolearn.
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How Native Is Better Than Hybrid While Developing App For iOS

Poonam Agarwal
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11th Oct, 2018
How Native Is Better Than Hybrid While Developing App For iOS

We are going to discuss why a native app is better than the hybrid app while developing for iOS. Let’s have a brief about iOS. It is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple. This operating system runs the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices. Now, sometimes you might find hybrid better and sometimes native is better. so, which one to be chosen? But, why a native app is better than hybrid for iOS?  We need to find out the differences between the two. For this, let’s go through both technologies first.

About Native App

native application is designed for particular devices or platforms like iOS, Blackberry. These are encoded in a specified programming language such as C for iOS. The native application works fast and more efficiently. Let’s see the advantages and disadvantages of building the native application:


Advantages of Native App

Advantages of native over hybrid for developing iOS apps: 

  1. Full integration of device – This app has many functionalities for mobile devices like camera, GPS, calendar and microphone. These apps give a great exposure to the user.
  2. No need for Internet connection – This is the most important feature of native apps that you don’t need an internet connection to work with.
  3. Great performance – Native apps are designed for the specific operating system so these apps have a good feature of high speed. These apps let the user connect quickly to the icons. Its look is also eye-catching.
  4. Specific UX standard – These apps follow specific UX/UI standards to create iOS applications, that is very helpful for users to understand the interface and navigation of the apps.
  5. Reliability – We can access native apps on Android or iOS through the app stores only. They are tested and reviewed by the expert team to reach the app store. This makes the app more secure and safe.

Disadvantages of Native App

Quite expensive – Due to higher development and maintenance expenses, it is quite expensive. As they have specific code for each platform it kills a lot of time and it demands a highly supportive team.

Rejection of approval - There is a big problem of getting rejected of the app from the app store. As it requires approval from the app store to be added to the app store database. Not sure, it will always get approval.


About Hybrid App 

These apps work on multiple platforms like Android, iPhone and Windows phone. These hybrid applications are developed using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript and then with the help of Cordova, it is developed in a native application.


Advantages of Hybrid App: 

Advantages of hybrid  over native for developing iOS apps: 

  1. Single hybrid framework – Yes, hybrid apps saves your time and money in developing one app that can be used for different platforms.
  2. One Codebase – one codebase will work on multiple platforms, so you need to spend your money less on developers. It can be transformed to other platforms easily. So, fewer efforts, less money, and less workforce are required to maintain it at a great speed. These apps are a cross-platform application that can be used on different platforms. Not many changes are required in operating on multi-platforms.
  3. Offline support – These apps have a different feature that allows offline work, but be careful as offline data cannot be updated.
  4. Interactive programs – Interactive programs like games and 3D animation are available in hybrid apps. More and more innovations are made to hybrid apps more frequently so these apps are good for services.

Disadvantages of Hybrid App 

These apps are not as fast as native apps are, because they use platforms like Kendo, Ionic, and Cordova, and these platforms are known for slower speed. These days, user demands high speed, in fact, that is required too. So, if the user is not getting effective experience, quite possible, it will not be a great success.

On part of UX, if we say, how UX standard is; then, these apps still need to improve their UX standard which makes it less popular.

Why native app better than the hybrid?

While choosing a native app for iOS, we need to see the differences between native and hybrid for iOS apps. Both have its own pros and cons, but it depends on features that make them different. So, let’s have a look at them.

Comparision of native and hybrid features for iOS apps

As we have seen, Hybrid apps are cost saving, these can be transformed into different platforms easily, need fewer developers to be a team, these things seem to be very attractive but at the same time, these apps might need more time to fix some problems like UX, which makes it less effective.

Whereas, looking at the native apps, they are much better in terms of user satisfaction, as they have device features integration, fast speed of working, great user interface. They are getting more security. Maybe, you need to invest more money, more time, but in a long time, it will benefit you, when you get the user exposure saying it feels better than the hybrid.

Conclusion

Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages but ultimately a native approach will possess several benefits for a company’s bottom line. Now, you are well acquainted with why to choose native app over hybrid app while developing iOS as we have considered almost all the pros and cons of native and hybrid apps. Still, further questions, please visit us at Zeolearn.

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Poonam Agarwal

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Poonam Agarwal is an experienced content writer at TechinGenious - A Web & Mobile app development company. I am writing from past 3 years. I love to express my views through writing. I am day to day writer and a athlete when I am not writing.

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