Frequently asked questions
What are the differences between native vs. cross-platform vs. hybrid apps?
Native apps are built with non-reusable code; cross-platform and hybrid apps are built with reusable code. As a result, native, hybrid, and cross-platform mobile apps differ in speed, UX, cost, time to market, and other factors.
What is native platform development?
Native app development entails building mobile apps in platform-specific programming languages and tools. Native development provides optimal performance and UXs, such as for rich-media gaming apps and complex enterprise apps.
What is hybrid platform development?
Hybrid platform development uses web-based technologies to build mobile apps that share backend code rendered natively across platforms. A hybrid approach minimizes development time, costs, and effort but delivers inferior performance and UXs.
What is cross-platform development?
Cross-platform development enables organizations to write code once and then reuse it to streamline mobile apps development across platforms. This approach speeds time to market while helping reduce development and maintenance costs.
How to pick between cross-platform, native and hybrid apps?
The decision whether to build a cross-platform, native, or hybrid app depends on its audience, complexity, and functionality. Budget limitations, time to market, developer expertise, and other business priorities also play a role in decision-making.