Mobile Web App vs. Native App


NATIVE HTML5 HYBRID
APP FEATURES
Design For specific devices No device-optimized Good for the device it is running in
Graphics Native APIs HTML, Canvas, SVG HTML, Canvas, SVG
Performance Fast, reliable, responsive design Slow Slow
Native Look and Fell Native Emulated Emulated
Distribution AppStore Distribution Web AppStore Distribution
Experience Consistent with the platform look and fell Browser based user experience UI browser elements might not be aligned to native UI elements
DEVICE BUILD-IN COMPONENTS
Camera Yes No Yes
Notifications Yes – Push Notification No Yes
Contact, calendars Yes No Yes
Offline storage Secure file storage Shared SQL Secure file storage, Shared SQL
Geolocation Yes No Yes
GESTURES
Swipe Yes Yes Yes
Pinch, spread Yes No Yes
Connectivity Online and Offline Mostly Online Online and offline
Development Skills C, Java, .Net HTML 5, CSS, Java Scripts HTML 5, CSS, Java Scripts
GO TO MARKET
Launch Slow time to market Fast to market Mediun time to market
Update Mediun time to market Instant Update Mediun time to market
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