Stuck between HTML5 and Native App? Let the Experts Decide!
We live in a world of screens. These can be of different sizes and attached to stationary or mobile devices. As our present world tends to become increasingly social and open, your apps are now able to reach people belonging to all corners of the globe, but as a budding business owner or a future entrepreneur, do you often wonder where you should start from?
There seems to be an endless debate regarding the use of HTML5 and Native Apps, with no concluding proof to suggest a clear winner.
As a future app owner, you need to know all the facts about both HTML5 and native apps, before you can actually embark on an app development project for yourself or your company.
Facts about HTML5 and Native Apps
You can download native apps through app stores for direct installation on your system. They are specific to a specified platform such as the OSX, Windows, Linux, iOS or Android as they are created using a particular set of development tools and languages, relevant to that platform only.
HTML5 apps are web apps wrapped in a native container and can be downloaded in app stores.
If you are looking to develop a million dollar app, you should evaluate the importance of the following key points:
Your app success in most cases is all about the user experience it offers! The HTML5 standard has been displaying more native-like capabilities including access to the GPS location or accelerometer. However, these apps are yet to offer the same level of user experience, which matches up to the kind, a native implementation on an Iphone or Android, provides to its users. Make sure your app is designed to offer an exceptional user experience to your audience.
A considerably high load time actually means sudden or an eventual death to your application’s usage. Native applications have set the bar high for user expectations in terms of performance, which can be measured against the device functionalities, and OS related features like scrolling, swiping, and clicking. Make sure a high usage of graphics in HTML 5, does not slow down your app.
HTML5 apps do not rely on an app store for its distribution and lack a monetization model like that of Apple’s or Google’s app store. Even though applications can be promoted by a developer organization by means of a browser in HTML5, advertising of those apps to a public or private venture is not possible without an app store platform.
Cross platform development costs
For creating a cutting-edge app with a striking user experience, many developers and companies wish to develop a native iPhone and iPad app. With majority of them building the same app on the Android platform as their next step. However, formulating another team to get the same app developed for all versions of phones is challenging in several cases and can increase overall costs to a considerable extent. In this context, development costs and time considerably reduces when a mobile application, that is able to run smoothly on all browsers, is developed. That is the reason why the write- once-run anywhere claim of HTML5 compels developers and businesses alike to opt HTML5 for developing their app.
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