The appeal of hybrid app development lies in the ability to create both types of apps simultaneously rather than having to write code for each platform language. This is especially attractive for new businesses that want to provide an app for their customers without having to double their start up budget.
It’s important, however, to plan what your app needs to achieve before deciding which route to take. It could cost you time and money to switch if you choose incorrectly. Here are three suggestions to consider before making your final decision.
Know What You Need From Your App
Before sitting down to code your app, you need to sort out what it needs to accomplish for you and your customers both now and in the future. The technical requirements your app has will dictate your final decision. Remember, the more complex your app is (if it will use a camera, communicate, use GPS, or have UI/UX) the more likely you will need to use native language. If your components aren’t as complex, you can take advantage of being able to design apps for both platforms.
User Expectations Shouldn’t Suffer Because of Business Needs
While it’s vital that everything works on your end, users are only focused on their experience. For this reason, you need to ensure that regardless of which language you choose (or if you decide to go hybrid) that you don’t let your customers’ user experience suffer. If people don’t enjoy using your app, they’ll delete it.
If You’re Going Native, Stick With Your Choice
If you decide that your app development will be complex and you’ll need to go with native development, go for it. However, if this is the case, you shouldn’t worry about trying to tackle both markets at once. To begin, choose one platform and focus on it; you can always expand later once you’ve proven yourself on the market.
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