ic_agile_128ic_banknote_smile_128ic_business_128ic_business_128ic_checkmark_128ic_client_team_manager_128ic_code_file_128ic_code_files_128ic_corporate_cloud_platforms_128ic_crossplatform_apps_128ic_dedicated_team_128ic_developer_128ic_development_team_128ic_enterprise_128ic_faster_timeframe_128ic_fixed_price_128ic_graph_down_128ic_graph_down_128ic_information_finder_128ic_junior_developer_128ic_managed_team_128ic_message_128ic_mobile_app_startups_128ic_mobile_development_128ic_mobile_development_up_128ic_mobile_devices_128ic_multiplatform_128ic_multiplatform_white_128ic_pricetag_128ic_project_checklist_128ic_project_management_128ic_project_management_team_128ic_research_and_development_team_128ic_scalable_team_128ic_senior_developer_128ic_smaller_codebase_128ic_smaller_price_128ic_startup_128ic_team_manager_128ic_three_times_faster_128Arrow_Dropdownic_001_google+_16ic_002_xing_16Group 2ic_003_facebook_16ic_004_linkedIn_16Groupic_005_message_16ic_006_upload_16ic_007_remove_16ic_008_email_16ic_009_attachment_16ic_010_file_16ic_011_name_16ic_012_arrow_left_16ic_013_arrow_right_16ic_014_arrow_down_16ic_015_arrow_up_16ic_016_dropdown_arrow_down_16ic_016_dropdown_arrow_leftic_016_dropdown_arrow_rightic_017_K&C_dropdown_arrow_up_16ic_018_language_16ic_019_Quote_16ic_020_+_16ic_021_=_16ic_022_phone_16ic_023_twitter_16ic_024_position_16ic_025_company_16ic_026_search_16ic_027_mobile_16ic_028_fax_16ic_029_location_16ic_030_enlarge_16ic_031_downscale_16ic_032_contactic_download_normal_16pxic_033_skype_16ic_006_download_16 copyK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxK&C_Icons_32pxic_Interest_based_64ic_acrivate_card_64ic_api_client_64ic_application_architecture_64ic_application_architecture_ white_64ic_application_development_user_64ic_arrow_down_64ic_automated_backups_64ic_automated_infrastructure_provisioning_64ic_automated_infrastructure_provisioning_white_64ic_automated_storage_64ic_automated_storage_64ic_automation_64ic_avaliability_across_the_world_64ic_avaliability_across_the_world_white_64ic_brackets_64ic_brackets_64ic_build_64ic_build_64ic_business_64ic_business_partnership_64ic_business_partnership_white_64ic_business_64ic_calculator_64ic_calendar_64ic_car_rent_64ic_card_renewal_64ic_chat_64ic_chat_bubbles_64ic_chat_bubbles_64ic_chat_white_64ic_checklist_64ic_checkmark_64ic_checkmark_white_64ic_clock_64ic_clock_white_64ic_cloud_media_64ic_cluster_64ic_cluster_white_64ic_code_base_optimization_64ic_coding_64ic_coding_white_64ic_commenting_widget_64ic_commenting_widget_64ic_containers_64ic_containers_white_64ic_continious_64ic_continious_delivery_64ic_continious_delivery_white_64ic_continious_release_64ic_continious_release_white_64ic_continious_white_64ic_cost_saving_64ic_cost_saving_white_64ic_cpu_load_64ic_credit_card_64ic_crossplatform_app_development_64ic_crossplatform_app_development_white_64ic_custom_crm_64ic_custom_crm_64ic_independence_consulring_64ic_database_calls_64ic_database_calls_white_64ic_dedicated_teams_64ic_dedicated_teams_64ic_desktop_application_user_64ic_desktop_application_user_64ic_desktop_code_64ic_desktop_code_white_64ic_developer_64ic_developer_white_64ic_development_64ic_devops_64ic_documents_64ic_documents_graph_64ic_documents_graph_white_64ic_documents_white_64ic_download_presentation_64ic_education_64ic_email_open_64ic_email_open_white_64ic_environment_healthcheckic_euro_64ic_euro_white_64ic_failure_solved_64ic_globe_outlines_64ic_good_quality_64ic_high_load_websites_64ic_high_load_websites_white_64ic_hotel_booking_64ic_inability_64ic_inability_white_64ic_increase_64ic_increasing_team_64ic_independence_64ic_integration_64ic_it_outsourcing_64ic_it_outsourcing_64ic_knowledge_sharing_64ic_mobile_devices_64ic_laptop_user_64ic_laptop_user_64ic_launch_64ic_launch_white_64ic_learning_64ic_learning_two_white_64ic_lighthouse_64ic_link_64ic_load_balancer_64ic_load_balancer_64ic_load_card_64ic_lock_64ic_lock_white_64ic_low_cost_64ic_low_load_websites_64ic_maintenance_tools_64ic_maintenance_tools_white_64ic_media_player_64ic_messaging_platforms_64ic_microservice_architecture_64ic_microservices_64ic_microservices_64ic_mobile_app_64ic_mobile_content_64ic_mobile_development_64ic_mobile_development_white_64ic_mobile_devices_64ic_mobile_devices_white_64ic_mobile_payments_64ic_mobile_social_media_applications_64ic_mobile_workflows_64ic_money_transfers_64ic_multimedia_sharing_64ic_multimedia_sharing_white_64ic_my_garage_64ic_no_access_64ic_no_access_white_64ic_no_oldschool_64ic_online_marketplaces_64ic_online_trading_64ic_online_trading_64ic_pair_device_64ic_parallels_64ic_parallels_white_64ic_passcode_64ic_performance_64ic_performance_issues_64ic_performance_issues_white_64ic_performance_white_64ic_plane_64ic_plane_white_64ic_plus_64ic_plus_64ic_pricetags_64ic_product_64ic_product_search_64ic_product_white_64ic_productivity_tools_64ic_productivity_tools_64ic_project_delivery_64ic_project_delivery_white_64ic_project_management_64ic_project_management_collaboration_64ic_project_management_team_64ic_project_risks_reduced_64ic_quality_mark_64ic_quality_mark_white_64ic_question_64ic_react_native_64ic_response_time_64ic_response_time_white_64ic_rest_api_64ic_retail_64ic_transparency_consulting_64ic_scale_up_64ic_scale_up_white_64ic_self_healing_64ic_self_healing_64 copyic_send_money_64ic_server_64ic_server_white_64ic_shopping_64ic_sleep_mode_64ic_small_is_beautiful_64ic_smaller_price_64ic_social_benefits_64ic_social_connections_64ic_socket_64ic_spare_parts_for_cars_64ic_spare_parts_for_cars_white_64ic_speedometer_64ic_performance_consulting_64ic_speedometer_white_64ic_startup_64ic_target_64ic_team_64ic_testing_64ic_testing_checklist_64ic_testing_checklist_64ic_testing_white_64ic_three_times_faster_64ic_touch_64ic_touch_id_64ic_touch_white_64ic_transparency_64ic_ui_design_desktop_64ic_ui_design_mobile_64ic_ui_design_mobile_white_64ic_umbrella_64ic_umbrella_white_64ic_up_and_down_scaling_64ic_up_and_down_scaling_64ic_users_64ic_users_white_64ic_ux_design_64ic_ux_design_desktop_64ic_ux_design_white_64ic_vehicle_64ic_web_based_search_64ic_web_based_search_white_64ic_web_browser_code_64ic_web_browser_developer_mode_64ic_web_browser_user_64ic_web_development_64ic_web_development_white_64ic_web_portals_64ic_web_portals_64ic_web_user_64ic_web_user_white64ic_workflow_64ic_workflow_steps_64ic_workflow_steps_white_64ic_workflow_white_64ic_working_environment_64

Native or Hybrid Apps: A Quick Comparison

Native or hybrid apps – the debate isn’t over. To save you time exploring the differences, we’ve created a quick features review of every solution. Find the one that best suits your business–native, wrapped or JS-based.

Native apps

Here, applications are developed on the unique codebase for each platform the app will work on–Android or iOS. That implies you work simultaneously with different SDKs and programming languages–Java for Android and Objective-C or Swift for iOS.


Native apps perform better than hybrid programs. With this approach, your application can be easily customized for all business needs, have a user-friendly interface and allow complex animation. Moreover, a complex native app will operate smoothly without any major disruptions. Additionally, native apps can support different “looks and feels” to follow platform owners’ (Apple/Google) style guidelines. High costs and time-consuming development are downsides of this approach. You need to hire two separate teams and double the estimated time for development.

App wrapping

Android and iOS provide for a set of tools and frameworks that allow for developing an app in a different programing language than the platform original. Upon packaging code is getting converted into native platform code. In fact, this approach simplifies app development for both Android and iOS.


Most advanced software solutions that allow wrapping applications are Xamarin and React Native. With Xamarin, both apps will be written in C# while, with React Native, you’ll go with Java Script. These solutions ensure that performance is the same as native and provide tools for testing and tracking apps operations. Unlike other hybrid solutions, Xamarin and React Native don’t harm the user’s experience; the app’s UI can be still customized and work flawlessly. The tool choice isn’t quite as diverse as it is for Android and iOS native mobile development. Limited access to open-source libraries is among the shortcomings of wrappers.

JS apps

As both platforms provide the ability to insert a browser window into the application, this started a generation of WebView apps, apps that are essentially adaptive web pages rendered within an application. Apache Cordova uses this approach in their framework. They provide a set of tools and plug-ins that allow easy packaging and development of such apps. Additionally, they provide many interfaces for communication between webview sessions and platforms, which allows these apps to use additional phone features such as the camera. Only one team is required to work on the app, and the costs spent on the development are low.


However, you get a generic interface and limited access to the device’s hardware, and performance is lower compared with the native apps. Interactions with mobile hardware are possible only via specific plug-ins. JS apps will serve for those who just need to transmit the website’s content and don’t expect their needs to change significantly over the course of the project.


The K&C team usually works with React Native and Cordova apps as they require less time for development and can operate as native with our professional touch.

We’ve done a fintech mobile app on React Native for Viabuy, an e-pay platform. By adding K&C custom plug-ins to RN standard features, we’ve got an app UI and operations that are totally native. Just take a look: the K&C team managed to create a custom Android plug-in for the fingerprint feature, which worked perfectly on almost every device available on the market. And we’re ready to use our experience to go even further.


SHARE WITH FRIENDS
You might find this interesting
Case Study
Bosch Classic Cars - Digital Engagement Platform for 19K Vintage Car Owners
Case Study
Liferay Portal Performance Tuning Services for a Major Online Gaming Software Supplier
SUCCESS-STORY
Reference: Major producer of auto electronics and spare parts
Success Story
Drivelog.de — Web Marketplace for Car Owners and Service Providers
eBook
How to Secure Web Product Development — FREE eBook
Case Study
Portal Performance Tuning For Major German Travel Agency
case study
Micro-service Architecture for New AngularJS Application - Case Study
Success Story
Fast and Lightweight Mobile Application based on PhoneGap/ Cordova
ebook
Top Tools for Cost-Effective Web Development — eBook
Blogpost
How to start services on Linux
Blog Post
Scaling software solutions - how it works
Blog Post
Angular 2.0 vs Angular 1.4. What fits you best?
Blog Post
Reasons to believe in Ionic hybrid app
E-book
Determining Approaches to Mobile App Development
Blog Post
Technologies that Foster Digital Transformation
Blog Post
A Guidance for Keeping Your Web Development Project Within the Budget: Three Key Pillars
Blog Post
Agile and DevOps are Key Drivers of Digital Transformation
Blog post
K&C insights: how to make your workflow work for you
Blog post
Microservices… when do we need them?
Success Story
How to apply React Native while developing heavy cross-platform mobile apps
Success Story
Reformation of Deployment Cycle for Bosch Classic Cars Portal
Blog post
Three Authentication Approaches to Keep Your Clients Safe
Blog post
How a Company Can Benefit from White Label: K&C experience
Blog post
Hybrid, SaaS+PaaS, IoT: Cloud Trends to Catch in 2018
Blogpost
SEO Tips & Tricks for Single Page Web Applications
Blog post
How to Make Your Web Solution Rock: 7 Areas to Check
blog post
When Microservices Help Make Future-Ready Products
Blog post
Big Data: Why Your Business Needs it ASAP
blog post
DevOps with Puppet: Tips on Setting it up for Configuring Servers
blog post
How We Manage Our Infrastructure with Chef
Blog Post
Dedicated Teams for Web Development: Choice Criteria to be Checked
Blog post
Cost efficient technologies
Blog Post
A secret formula of an agile dream team
Blog post
Cloud Deployment: Overview of Options
Blogpost
How to Motivate Your Dedicated Team to Work with Legacy Projects
blog post
4 Time-Saving Ways to Test Your Cross Platform Mobile App
Blog post
How to setup Kubernetes cluster on AWS
Blog Post
Debunking imaginary shortcomings of cross-platform frameworks
blog post
Centralized Logging with Logstash, Elasticsearch & Kibana
blog post
How We Use Ansіble for Configuration of Our Environments
Blog post
Setting Up: Traefik Balancer In Rancher Cloud
Blog post
Use case: how to build and run Docker containers with NVIDIA GPUs
blog post
How to Build a Rancher & Docker Based Cloud
blog post
Plan to Succeed: 4 Tips for Building Scalable Software
Blog post
JS Frameworks: The Trendiest Frameworks You Should Know
Blog post
ROCKET.CHAT as an internal messaging system and helpdesk platform
Blog post
Angular 5.0.0 – A Better Version of Itself
Blog post
GoLang: Features, Pros and Cons
Blog Post
Angular 4 vs React – what to choose in 2017
blog post
How the QA Team Tests Your Project
blog post
Docker: Virtualize Your Development Environment Right
Blog post
Installation and setting up: Nextcloud as a local network storage on CentOS7
Blog post
White Label: A Customized Software Solution from a Business and Tech Perspective
Blog post
Angular vs. React vs. Vue – Let the Fight Start!
Stay tuned!
We'll gladly share fresh blog updates and our best practices to your email.
We protect your data and will notify you on important updates only.