Native Programming or Hybrid Programming

The intense use of digitalization in this era has proved that technology and its updating speed is undoubtedly a boon to anyone in this world, be it personal or professional. The smartest and the most vital update that technology has come up till now is a mobile application. Mobile app development has risen with a rapid speed currently because people have got addicted to their smartphones these days and enjoy using it in case of any problem. Smartphones to people have become their best buddy because it has the capability and power to execute many things on the go such as social networking, games, reading e-mails, watching videos and plenty of other activities. Smartphones are so popular because of its multipurpose use only. The applications installed in the smartphones are the reason for ease to the people.

Mobile applications have changed the way people in today’s era live. With hectic schedules, people get their food, their clothes, anything and everything sitting at home from their smartphones. From the viewpoint of the customer, it seems very easy. But looking from the point of view of the developers of the mobile app development companies, it is tough to make a decision of how and what to develop. If a company is thinking to develop an application for any field or market, it is very necessary for it to decide between developing a native application or a hybrid application.

Native apps are developed by the developer specifically for a particular operating system. Therefore, Swift and Objective-C for iOS and Java for Android. Whereas hybrid apps are similar to what a website is but is designed to appear as an app. It is driven by a website and is built using the website language which is HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. The below points would help the developers to decide which program language should be chosen.

Difference between Native Programming and Hybrid Programming

Development Cost and Time

Hybrid applications in comparison with native ones take the least amount of time in development. The reason behind it is because developing a hybrid app means to maintain a single code for every platform whereas, for native app development, the developer needs a code for each platform. As the development time is more for native app development, the cost of developing such apps is also higher compared to developing a hybrid app.

Design and User Experience

Design of interfaces in hybrid applications is complicated because a single language is used for all the operating systems. While in native applications it is totally reverse. Native applications use standard user interface with different languages for different operating systems. Talked about user experience, native apps give better user experience than hybrid ones because they provide better performance and response when a user interacts with the app without noticing any delays in the results. Compared to the hybrid app, hybrid apps tend to have some issues with delays and user can notice that the app is not that responsive. Therefore native apps give best user experience because users get the best compatible application as they are specifically designed for a single operating system and for hybrid apps they hold drawbacks when it comes to the design of an interface.

Tools for Debugging

Development environment provided to native app developers is quite good in comparison with the environment provided to hybrid app developers. Development environment means the tools for testing the applications and debugging the issues. Native app development provides good tools so it is easier and consumes less time to test the app or to find and fix the bug is found. Whereas in hybrid app development, there no reliable tools provided for testing and fixing the bugs and therefore, the developer takes hours to fix the problem in hybrid app development.

Platform Independence

The biggest advantage of hybrid app development is, the developer has to build the application once and then can submit the app to all the platforms at a time by using the technology. The same advantage is not borne by native app development.

The list of points are not exhaustive in nature and therefore finding it out that which language programming is better than others is not possible. It depends on the requirement of the company that which programming suits it. But before starting the development of the application by mobile app development company, it is very necessary to decide which programming to use for developing an app.