During the boom in mobile apps that invades the world market, companies that make use of them can make their brands stand out and increase their competitiveness in the face of a user who spends more time browsing than a website.
Although an application is nothing more than software that is installed on a mobile device or Tablet either to satisfy the leisure, need and even entertainment of users, there is more than one type of which you can take advantage of.
Also, the use of Apps facilitates the purchase process of their customers for companies, they promote their interconnectivity as well as their user experience.
Antit offers rapid design and development of advanced solutions, creation of complex, high-load mobile applications, being the first group in the region to manage the development of multiple banking applications.
Likewise, we can distinguish different types of mobile applications, each with its characteristics and functionalities, below we will show you the main advantages as well as disadvantages of each one so that you can decide which one suits the needs of your business.
Types of mobile applications
Native App: the development of this type of App is specifically designed for an operating system for either iOS or Android, this allows for a better user experience, as well as greater security and scalability.
In the same way, they stand out for being more fluid, stable, allowing to take full advantage of the device's functionalities and even many do not require the Internet for their correct operation with constant updates.
However, this type of technology implies a greater investment in its development since it requires designing an App for each platform and maintaining two source codes.
However, as a basis, a native application can be considered to have superior performance and lower resource consumption.
Among its main advantages are:
Better performance: it offers a faster execution and response speed by having access to all the resources of the computer.
More attractive designs: allows the development of more complex and specialized designs.
Updates: Updates are made based on improvements to new equipment and operating systems on the market.
Among the main drawbacks of this type of application is that it requires the development of different tools for each platform, so they end up being more expensive to develop.
Hybrid applications stand out for their benefit to time to market by working on a single base code for all its versions, also, mobile tools such as the camera or GPS can be accessed without restrictions, as in native applications.
Some of its advantages are:
It is versatile: a unique development that makes it adaptable to multiple platforms allows the base code to be exported and reused, although there may be specific customizations promoting time savings for the developer.
Simple maintenance: its update implies great ease for the developer since it uses a single source code, so the time to market is also reduced.
Responsive: It adapts to any mobile phone and makes it easier to produce new functionalities more quickly.
Accessible cost: it requires a lower investment since the development time is much less than a native application.
Better user experience: Easy to use for any user, no matter what device they have or their operating system.
However, this type of technology has a greater dependence on the Internet connection, a lower execution, and response speed and there could even be compatibility problems between versions of the different App platforms.
Web App: this is a version of an optimized web page that adapts to any mobile device, this is possible thanks to the use of HTML5 and CSS3 language.
Also, as it does not require installation on a device when accessed through a web browser, it represents a lower cost.
The web applications are executed within the device's web browser through a URL so it adapts to the screen, acquiring an APP navigation aspect.
Among its main advantages are: its base code is reusable on multiple platforms, its development process is simpler, the user always has the latest version at his fingertips.
However, among its disadvantages are that it requires an Internet connection, the user experience, as well as its response time, is less than a native App and since it cannot be promoted in an official store, its visibility is reduced.
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