HTML5, Native or Hybrid? Choosing the right app development approach for your app!

Posted by ongraph · December 30, 2013 · 3 Min read

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Before going further, we would like to let you all know about the difference between the three app development approach.

  1. HTML5

It follows a simple approach,’Write once, run every where.’ The approach simply tells us that once this app is written, it runs on any device via a browser. HTML5 is easier to update and integrate with other parts of your marketing strategy. HTML5 is latest in the internet technology, it helps developers in creating rich, internet related content across web, mobile and desktop. However, some of the many features might not be available as HTML5 will not have access to all the features of many devices. Also, if you want your app to be a part of app store, you need to select only hybrid or native, ruling out the option of app being developed in HTML5.


  1. NativeIt is the most popular approach in developing an app. It is device specific. It means that it is tailored depending upon the specific mobile device and its operating system, for example iOS and Android. The best part is, it will always have access to al the parts of the device like camera, geolocation, address book etc. For games like apps speed is of prime importance. Native app does it very smoothly. Native apps are very smooth in operation and also when you need to submit the app to the app store, it provides you an excellent opportunity to increase the app visibility, increasing the sales thereof. While HTML5 apps cannot be listed on the app store, Native apps are preffered as they can be uploaded on the app store.


  1. Hybrid

The third and the last approach is the hybrid approach. As the name implies, iyt combines the effects of both HTML5 and native approaches forming a hybrid of the two. Now what are the pros of mixing the two approaches?


  • The ability to get your app in the iOS and Android stores
  • The ability to display full screen apps
  • The ability to maintain control over your site and to update it easily.


However, you still have to go through the tedious process of Apple app store to get your app approved.

We select either the Native approach (HTML5 when developing in house apps or we don’t want it on app store) as it helps in maintaing the quality and reducing the clutter while developing the app for the different platforms.

Which approach is right according to you? Do share with us in the comments section below.

Reference: HTML5, Native and Hybrid – Choosing the best approach

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