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A Guide to Creating Successful Mobile Application using Native, HTML5 & Hybrid Apps

Earning a basic understanding of mobile app development is crucial for any developer to succeed in the booming field that is the mobile industry. At present, the field has advanced enough to offer multiple options to developers. You can either choose to develop native, HTML5, or Hybrid apps. Each one has its own specific features, advantages, and disadvantages. In order to make sure that you would be able to create successful apps with either one of them, you would have to take into consideration not only the said factors but also your reasons for creating an app in the first place.

The Stark Difference between HTML5 and Native Apps

Do you place customer-response first and foremost when it comes to mobile development? Or are you more concerned with easing your load when developing apps? This is because these are questions that practically apply to native and HTML5 app development respectively. If you don't mind developing at a relatively slow pace for only a specific platform (iOS or Android) but with an assurance of quality and customer response, a lot experts would certainly recommend that you go for native apps.

On the other hand, HTML5 development is more suited for those who like fast, cost-friendly app development. Additionally it has cross-platform capabilities as well, which only saves more time and effort. However, many developers can actually say directly that HTML5 can never usurp native when it comes to delivering high-end mobile applications. If you want an app that can be deemed as perfect, always settle for native development as it guarantees the best performance, security and user experience.

What Hybrid Apps Bring to the Table

But before you decide to go for either one, know that there is actually a go-between in the form of hybrid apps. As evident from their name, they incorporate the features of both native and HTML5 apps. This makes it possible for them to simulate the look and feel of a native app and still have the advantage of quick development for numerous platforms at once.

How to Ensure the Success of Your App When Developing for Native, HTML5, and Hybrid

With the said points laid out, we come back to how one can help attain success while developing for the three possible app development options. It has to be said beforehand, though, that it has already been proven that plenty of users actually prefer natively built apps due solely to their quality. This doesn't necessarily mean that an HTML5 application would not be able to outperform a standard native app. There are even platforms like PhoneGap, which basically makes it possible for HTMLS to do what native apps can do.

In the end, how "successful" your app would become hinges on numerous factors and conditions. For instance, if you need to build an app within a very short frame of time, native apps are almost always immediately crossed out It is during these scenarios that hybrid apps often shine. Ultimately, if you gauge success on customer engagement and revenue, then you should certainly build your app, while using any of the three main development platforms available, based on scalability, data security, and overall performance.

About The Author
Martin Brown

Martin Brown is a senior marketing executive at Top App Creators,  a comprehensive listing service that acts as a platform for app development companies to showcase their services to prospective clients.

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