The demand for mobile applications has increased in recent years and going to increase for many years to come. Most businesses prefer to have their own mobile app, as the web users are switching to mobile devices rapidly. Especially e-commerce businesses need mobile app in order to retain their customers.
Native mobile apps are designed to be “native” to one platform, whether it’s Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android or Microsoft’s Windows. The advantage of the native platform is that it optimizes the user experience. It is developed for specific platform, so it operates efficiently.
Native mobile apps can also access the phone’s various devices e.g. camera and address book. Also, users can use some apps without an internet connection.
These apps run through web browsers. All hybrid apps are developed using HTML5. Hybrid apps have better capacity for streamlining the development process. Because they don’t have to be built and maintained for separate platforms, your business can save on time and resources. It’s ideal for apps that primarily deliver content. Tools such as PhoneGap and Sencha Touch are used to design and code across platforms.
Adaptive web applications, scale to fit the different screen sizes of mobile devices. For these apps, the design doesn’t change. Web apps are built with the most popular programming languages. Web apps can be designed to run well on almost any mobile web browser for iPhones and Android phones.