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Old 16-05-2018, 07:37 PM   #1
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Would you recommend hybrid web-based mobile apps instead of native apps?

Suppose you are a start-up. Would you recommend using hybrid web-based mobile apps developed using javascript, css, html or native apps? Advantage of web approach is code can be reused on multiple platforms. No need to write separate apps for android and ios.
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Depends on what business chiu doing
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Old 16-05-2018, 07:47 PM   #3
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Depends on what business chiu doing
What sort of apps are web-based mobile app suitable for?
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Old 16-05-2018, 07:55 PM   #4
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Suppose you are a start-up. Would you recommend using hybrid web-based mobile apps developed using javascript, css, html or native apps? Advantage of web approach is code can be reused on multiple platforms. No need to write separate apps for android and ios.
Depends on budget, resource and timeline
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Those that don’t require a lot of native resources.

You using Cordova?

What sort of apps are web-based mobile app suitable for?
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Old 16-05-2018, 07:59 PM   #6
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General rule of thumb

If app.willBeUsedEveryDay() == true {
return .native
} else {
return .webResponsive
}
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At first glance, responsive web app might make sense. But making a truly responsive web app may not be more economical than making a native app and a regular web app. Also, when was the last time you actually added web apps shortcuts to your phone or enabled notifications, locations, camera, other permissions? On the other hand, consumers usually don't give a second thought when giving access to a native app.
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depends on your application really.

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Old 17-05-2018, 01:15 AM   #9
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I will not install apps if there is a web based equivalent ~
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Suppose you are a start-up. Would you recommend using hybrid web-based mobile apps developed using javascript, css, html or native apps? Advantage of web approach is code can be reused on multiple platforms. No need to write separate apps for android and ios.
No right or wrong answer, it largely depends on your business and the type of app you are developing.

Native app obviously has the best integration into the various hardware capabilities on the mobile device, which is your greatest advantage. Web apps, full or hybrid, at the moment still have limitations in terms of performance and hardware integration. If your business requires the mobile app to make use of BLE, or very high usage of the camera and other sensors available in the mobile device, then native app is your best shot.

Hybrid app besides are easier to deploy across platforms or even easier to update dynamically. That would be why you can choose this approach, but of course the usage case are limited or may requires workaround.
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Old 17-05-2018, 06:26 AM   #11
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What sort of apps are web-based mobile app suitable for?
Mostly if your business main engine is on the server side, and your mobile app is a web console with its dedicated interface to provide a mobile user experience. Such web apps would be advantageous to use web app approach since the deployment process will be easier and also when you upgrade the web app, all you need to do is just load a different codebase dynamically during startup.
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Old 17-05-2018, 06:27 AM   #12
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Use react native.

Write jsx compiles to native, plus point: can be xplat

If you doubt performance: https://facebook.github.io/react-native/showcase.html
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Old 17-05-2018, 07:02 AM   #13
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Instagram and facebook app uses react native language. Now google got new framework called flutter which is a competitor of this. Nt sure what are the differences
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Old 17-05-2018, 08:29 AM   #14
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Use react native.

Write jsx compiles to native, plus point: can be xplat

If you doubt performance: https://facebook.github.io/react-native/showcase.html
Can react native access hardware functions like native apps?
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Old 17-05-2018, 08:48 AM   #15
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At first glance, responsive web app might make sense. But making a truly responsive web app may not be more economical than making a native app and a regular web app. Also, when was the last time you actually added web apps shortcuts to your phone or enabled notifications, locations, camera, other permissions? On the other hand, consumers usually don't give a second thought when giving access to a native app.
The web app ts was referring to is meant to be installed on the phones.

In the end user perspective, there is no difference

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