Different types of Mobile Applications

Posted on 05th Mar 2020 03:17 PM

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Nowadays everyone is using smartphones
 to become a part of new technologies,
wants to update themselves to save time,
to finish work quickly, to communicate
easily etc what not... In simple terms,
we can say Everyone can see the WORLD.
mobile phones with different apps
have become a important role in human's life.
Mobile apps have made many things possible.

Smartphones Role in Human daily life:

To wake up in the early hours one needs an alarm. We can set an alarm in the smartphones,
to see the latest news updates we can see in smartphones, we can check Facebook, Instagram,
Whatsapp,Twitter, Emails etc.We can watch Youtube videos.All these mobile apps run
independently on main operating platforms.

There are thousands of apps launched in app stores every day.In this competition world Companies
are focusing more on which type of mobile app they have to build that will grow their businesses.
Generally, mobile apps are classified into 3 types.They are Native, Hybrid and
Web apps.

Native Apps:

Native mobile apps are specially designed for single/particular platform(Operating System),
it can be an Apple IOS, Google Android or Windows Phone called Native Mobile Apps.
Apps built on one type of operating system cannot be used on another operating system.
These apps can be operated by users quickly as they are developed for a particular platform,
which gives high performance as well.These apps can be accessed in-app stores like-Android apps
on Google Play Stores,IOS apps on App Stores etc.

Some Languages used to develop native apps are.. Java, Kotlin, Python, Swift, Objective-C, C++, and React.

Advantages of Native apps:

  1. One can operate easily.
  2. Can interact with any feature of mobile.
  3. Easily distributed in App/Google Stores.

Disadvantages of native apps:

  1. Developed for a single platform.

Hybrid Apps:

Hybrid apps are developed by using multi-web technologies (for examples HTML5, CSS and JavaScript).
We can say hybrid apps are mainly website applications with responsive versions that can
work on any mobile device.These apps are easy to develop.Single code base for all
platforms ensures low-cost maintenance and smooth updates.

Some Languages used to develop Hybrid apps are .. HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, and
similar programming languages.

Advantages of Hybrid apps:

  1. Easy to develop.
  2. Less cost of production when compared to native apps.
  3. Hybrid apps can be installed on all platforms.
  4. No browser needed.

Disadvantages of Hybrid apps:

  1. Slower when compared to native apps.
  2. more expensive when compared to web apps.
  3. Less interactive when compared to native apps.

Web Apps:

Web apps are web applications developed to deliver web pages on web browsers running
on mobile devices. These are run on web-hosted servers, cannot be installed on
mobile devices/handy sets.These web apps cannot access all features of native device functionality
(camera, calendar etc).Web apps require a minimum of device memory.All databases are saved
on a server, users can access web apps from any device with an internet connection.

Some Languages used to develop Web apps are HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery web technologies.

Advantages of Web apps:

  1. Less business cost.
  2. Installation is not required.
  3. It can be accessed from anywhere with internet connection.
  4. Always up-to-date.

Disadvantages of Web apps:

  1. Dependents on Internet Speed.
  2. Take a longer time to develop.
  3. Security risk.