Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Is Web Apps the Wave of the Future Mobile World?

Web apps are being touted as the future of desktop and Smartphone applications, can they really succeed breaking all the hurdles seen ahead? Right now, mobile web applications are not a match for native apps in many areas. To make it even better, it’s mandatory to understand the areas where mobile web apps fall short.
Standards-based technologies such as responsive design HTML5 and CSS3 and other modern web tech are the keys to web apps. They can run pretty much on any platform without any special translations or re-programming with standard-compliant web browser. Post the mobile application launch, Smartphone users can access the same app and run it just as well as on any other platform.

However, the fact is web app is fundamentally a website that can be implemented across any platform. Plus, the introduction of HTML 5 has paved way for efficiency towards functionalities and animations of the app development.

Based on the technical and content requirements of an app, further aspects and differences need to be taken into account. To have a better picture, have a look at the below mentioned important benefits of both approaches:

Native apps

·         Native apps uses hardware and software-specific functionalities like integrated camera or address book directly activated.
·         Exclusive memory capacity that it can be even operated without connecting to permanent Internet connection via WLAN or 3G.
·         There is no freedom to design user interface of the native app. This means designers and developers must therefore adhere to the guidelines that guarantee a certain degree of usability.

Web apps 

·         A web app developed is platform-independent and serves multiple end-devices and operating systems.

·         Maintaining HTML5 Application is considerably easier as only one app need to be maintained. Plus, you don’t require assistant to update immediately and no more download issues.

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