Screens are small, apps are big, and life as we know it is on its head again.Mobile apps are no longer an option, they're an imperative. You need a mobile app for your business, but where do you start?
You need to consider parameters like required functionality, the importance of security, offline capability, interoperability etc. Despite so many options, sometimes there’s just no perfect choice. Each development scenario has its pros and cons. Know which one is better for your mobility initiative.
NATIVE VS HTML5 VS HYBRID
By Sachin Garg
VP – Technology
Saxon Global Inc
WHAT TO EXPECT
What is it?
How Saxon can help
WHAT IS IT?
Native App – A native app is an app which is built
for a specific platform using specific technologies
like Xcode for iOS and Java for Android.
Hybrid App – A hybrid app is an app which uses
native as well as web technologies to bring best of
Html5 App – Html5 app is not installed on a phone.
It runs on a browser and built using web
technologies such that it is fully optimized for
screen it runs on.
Facebook moved away from HTML5 apps. This
was publicly acknowledged by Mark.
Twitter uses hybrid app approach.
A lot of ecommerce sites have HTML5 based
LinkedIn also recently moved to native app.
MARKET OVERVIEW- COMMON MISTAKES
There are so many questions which comes to us
when we start a mobility initiative. The initiative
itself, cost, development time, ROI, platforms to be
supported, Security, BYOD etc.
Feature Native Hybrid HTML5
Performance Fast Controlled Slow
Yes Yes No
Device Access All Almost all Very few
Secure storage Yes Yes Shared/No
Connectivity Online/Offline Online/Offline Mostly Online
Rollout Slow/painful Slow/painful Fast
Security High Low Low
Best for Games/low
Tools Xcode, Eclipse Phonegap,
Any web based
HOW SAXON GLOBAL CAN HELP
Saxon global has the industry
experience to ensure you
make the right decision first
time around with your chosen
platform for enterprise
application. If you are looking
to move to a different strategy,
we can help there too.