(4) User Experience and Performance
Native apps provide better performance; responsive and fluid experience and a user can navigate and interact with the app without noticing any loading delays. A major concern that is preventing a lot of people from using hybrid technology.
Hybrid apps tend to have some user interaction delays, and users can notice that the app is not as responsive sometimes.
Here are some examples of user interaction experience between native vs hybrid apps
Additionally, the native app development environment provides design and user interaction widgets that come standard with each platform. So, the users will have a better experience because they are familiar with the standard native experience of the app.
Also, accessibility is built into the native applications. So, for example if an iPhone user set up his iPhone’s preferences to show large fonts by default, native apps will show the larger fonts by default, but hybrid apps will not show default fonts.
Also, it is important to note that if the right framework is not used for hybrid app and the code is not written properly, the app will not be maintainable.
Native apps are developed using native app Design Tools that are provided for the purpose of building the mobile apps for the platform, so implementing many native features and new technologies are easily adoptable and built into the native mobile app Environment Tools that are provided for each platform.
When building hybrid apps, the developer relies on the mobile app development framework and tools and it’s capabilities and provided features to build the app. So, if the tools and framework used is not up-to-date to provide a certain new features, the developer will be at the disadvantage and cannot implement features that are not provided by the hybrid app development Framework and Tools.
So, depending the app feature requirements, hybrid app environment may have limitations on implementing many native features.
Depending on the security requirements of the project, native apps may provide better security environment; however, most of the security issues are created based on the developers lack of experience is security and server-side security issues.
So, if the app requires many security features, you may need to make sure that all of the security features can be implemented in a hybrid app environment.
(8) Support and Resources
Since native app development Environment provides a lot of resources and options to develop for mobile apps, there are more support and available resources for building native mobile apps.
Here are different scenarios for building apps in hybrid or native:
Hybrid / PhoneGap: