Native Apps Vs Hybrid Apps – Here is How to Choose

Native Apps Vs Hybrid Apps - Here is How to Choose

One of the greatest developments in technology in today’s world is the invention of mobile applications. Almost all of us have a smartphone, we must be familiar with mobile apps. and we all are having different kinds of apps on our phones, ranging from social media apps like Facebook to fitness apps like health tracker, so on and so forth. There is no denying that mobile apps have an importance in our day to day lives. From the time we wake up from our alarm’s sound, set on our phones to the time we get back home at night by booking a cab via an app, technology has been a blessing in our lives.

Many companies build their mobile applications to expand their business and increase their profit percentage. It helps in direct communication between the user and the company, which helps them to keep any information about the current things that are going on and keeps them up to date. For example, Nivea’s Sun Kids brand enjoyed a 62% increase in sales in Rio de Janeiro and for the first time, it achieved top sales in its sector, after it launched a mobile app for its users. If you have a business, no matter however small or large, having an app is almost a mandatory thing to do to increase its demand and popularity.

So, are you thinking of taking your business a notch higher by building your app?

You have come just to the right place! Here, we help various businesses and start-ups build their app so that their organization blooms to their full potential.

We offer you to build your dream app with all the world-class features equipped with the latest technologies. Here, we develop applications according to your need and preference and we make sure that none of your expectations goes unfulfilled.

You must have always thought of having an exclusive app for your business but seeing those sky-high development prices must have stopped you right in your tracks, didn’t it? We are here to help you get rid of all your worries now. We develop apps at a budget-friendly cost without compromising even a bit on their features.

One of the main decisions that a company has to make before making an app is to know what type of app will benefit them the most. There are mainly two kinds of popular mobile app technologies to choose from, that is, native apps and hybrid apps. We are happy to inform you that we have a group of qualified and experienced team members who can develop either of them according to your need. Companies face difficulties in deciding which kind of app should they develop, which will be beneficial for both the user and the business.

If you don’t have an idea about these two terms, no problem, we have prepared an article about it and after reading it, you will have all the knowledge needed about it, and hopefully will be clear about what kind of app do you want for your business.

In this article, we will be covering the following points:

  • Native apps: an overview.
  • The technology required to develop it
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of native apps
  • Hybrid applications: an overview
  • Technology required
  • Advantages and disadvantages of hybrid applications
  • A comparison table of both of them

Native Applications

The meaning of natives is to belong to a particular place. As the name suggests, it is an app that is developed for use on a specific platform or device.

It has been built for exclusive use for a particular device. Its operating system and can use the specific hardware and software of the device. And because of this feature, it can take advantage of the latest technologies that are there in that device (for example, its camera), and with that help, it can optimize its performance. Native mobile apps provide fast performance. Some examples of the native app include WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter.

Technologies used for the native applications development

For Apple’s iOS > Programming Languages: Swift and Objective-C

Objective-C: a derivation of C language, it provides a dynamic runtime environment and object-oriented capabilities. It is also compatible with other programming technologies.

Swift: it is a new language that is replacing Objective-C mainly because language is a lot more functional and offers codes that are a lot less error-prone. It consists of non-static libraries that are uploaded directly to memory. This feature helps in reducing initial app size and thereby increasing its effectiveness.

For Android >  Programming languages: Java, Kotlin

Java: Java is a popular, user-friendly programming language with vast open-source tools and libraries to help developers.

Kotlin: this has become a better option nowadays. Kotlin has been built to improve existing Java models by offering solutions to API design deficiencies.

Advantages of native apps

Native Apps advantages

1.Native Apps have high Speed and better performance.

Because Native apps are always created for a particular platform, they are super-fast and responsive because they are built for that specific platform. It is compiled using the platform’s core programming language and APIs. Many elements come preloaded. As a result, the app has a high speed and is much more efficient.

2. Native Apps Are More Secure

They are not dependent on web views means that they are not prone to injection attacks when using certain APIs, which makes it more secure.

3. Native Apps Work Offline

So, in certain situations where you are stuck somewhere with limited or no service, such as traveling in an airplane, native apps are accessible.

Native Apps Provide a Recognizable Look and Feel: better personalization

Native Apps maintain the UI design of each operating system; thus, they offer the best user experience. For example, a Native App can have a left-aligned header in Android and a centre-aligned header in iOS.

Disadvantages of native apps

It is expensive and time-consuming.

The programming used in native apps is hard and developers who code in this language are comparatively few. Thus, the native app requires more hard work, which adds to the time and cost of developing it. Since it is platform dependant, it has different codes for different platforms, writing codes for different platforms takes even more time and, therefore, money.

Hybrid Applications

As we said earlier, native apps are unique to each platform. However, hybrid apps are the kind of apps that provide platform independence, that is, the one app made by the developers will run on both Android and iOS. Hybrid Apps are a way to expose content from existing websites in App format. They can be well -described as a mixture of Web App and Native App. Example of hybrid apps includes Instagram and Wikipedia.

Technologies used for the hybrid applications development

React Native

developed by Facebook, React Native is a JavaScript framework for writing mobile applications that look and feel native on both iOS and Android. React Native uses the same fundamental UI building blocks as regular iOS and Android apps. Great examples of such apps are Instagram and Skype.


Maintained and supported by Microsoft, Xamarin is a tool for cross-platform mobile app development that allows engineers to share most of the code across major platforms. Xamarin uses C# as the primary language for cross-platform development.


Ionic is an AngularJS-based framework, which produces mobile apps with technologies like JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. It has a poor mobile performance and its market has been taken over by React Native

Advantages of hybrid app development

Hybrid Apps advantages

1. Multi-platform support

As stated earlier, hybrid apps work across various platforms. The hybrid mobile development approach enables the targeting of multiple platforms without maintaining numerous code bases.

2. Saves Time and easy maintenance

Development and maintenance are simpler, as there are not many versions to be maintained, therefore saving time.

3. It is comparatively cheaper

As it supports multiple platforms with the same base code, it saves time and is easy to maintain. Thereby, making it cheaper.

Disadvantages of hybrid app

1. Internet connection

It does not work offline, so an internet connection is mandatory

2. Insufficient User Interface

Both android and iOS are operating systems with a lot of features that are different from each other, and to build an app that will support both equally, a lot of performance gets compromised because, for example, there might be a feature that is not available in iOS but is available in android. We cannot build a different code just for Android.

comparison between native and hybrid apps - Augmento Labs


We hope this article will help you to make your decision clear about the type of app you want for your company. If you are still confused about what to choose, we are happy to help. You can always reach out to us so that our executives can guide you through the whole process. We assure you that we will develop the best quality budget-friendly app for your business because our customer’s satisfaction is our ultimate motto.


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