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Native App Vs. Mobile Web App

One of the ways to take your brand’s online presence to the next level is to have a mobile app or native app. Both have striking differences, read on to know more and choose the one your business deserves. The advent of smartphones had presented a new way of communicating with your customers. Instead of inviting them to your shop, you can put your shop as an App on their phones. The good thing about having an app for your business is that it lets you have direct communication with your customers and clients just with a touch of a button. Having an App is the best way to give your customers a truly mobile experience. That is, they don’t need to go outside their phone before they can communicate with your brand and they won’t miss out on anything concerning your brand, once they are with their phones.  When you give your customers the luxury of accessing your services just with their phone, they tend to like your brand and this can lead to greater customer loyalty. Now that you know the importance of having an App for your business, you might be asking which is better. A native App or a Mobile Web App? Let’s quickly understand the difference between the two  Native Web app vs. Mobile web app The designs for these two kinds of apps are similar and follow the same color scheme and fonts, but they are essentially two different products. Native App They are also called mobile apps. A native app is built for a particular operating system(either Apple IOS or Android) and it leverages the functionalities of a mobile device which makes it unique. It needs to be installed on a device for it to work. The apps can be available on App Stores like the Apple app store or Google play store.  Advantages of native App Disadvantages of native app Mobile Web App These types of apps can only be accessed through a mobile device’s web browser. It is not built to fit a particular operating system and it is accessible to any device capable of surfing the web. It doesn’t need to be installed on a phone device. Advantages of web app Disadvantages of web app Website vs Web app A web app is part of a website with special functionality. The major differences between the two are how they are built and why they are built. A website is hosted on a single or multiple web servers. It is accessible via a network like the Internet or a private local area network via IP address. While a web app is usually created using languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript, which are supported by major browsers. While the backend could use any programming stack like LAMP, MEAN, etc. Unlike mobile apps, there is no specific SDK for developing web applications. Websites are usually created to place your business online and make it accessible to anybody. But for a web app, the goal is for interact with the end-users. A website displays collected data and information on a specific page while for a web app, the user not only reads the content but also interacts with it and takes specific actions, manipulates data, and makes requests for different outputs that are not available on websites. Web applications are websites with functionality and interactive elements. Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. are all web apps that are dynamic and built for user engagement. Native app or web app, which one is better for your business? What determines the kind of app you would build for your business depends on these things: In summary, choosing the kind of app for your business requires you to compare the pros and cons of both native and web apps, weigh the options and choose the one most suitable for your business goals. Are you ready to have an app for your business and do you need professionals to do it? Socialander digital agency will help you do that, You can hire Socialander just by clicking on “I need your app development services”