• Making a Smart Selection: HTML5 Vs. Native Mobile App

    There is a sudden spark in the mind. And here you are, with a brilliant idea of developing a mobile app which might surely change lives. So, what is the next step you would take?

    Well, if I am not wrong, you will first need to determine how you’ll construct and organize your app. Second, you will have to determine whether your app is for single mobile platform or multiple mobile device platform. Some might oppose to the idea that while developing apps for multiple mobile device platforms, it is always beneficial to consider a cross-platform development. However, it is better to choose an HTML5 mobile web developer as the production chief.

    html5 vs native mobile apps

    This blog will further explain the advantages of developing mobile apps using HTML5 first over native mobile apps.

    The Strategy

    You must have often come across a team-based bicycle racing. The team forms a peloton to resist the leader from fierce wind drag. This not only saves the leader ample energy, but also gives him a better chance to win.
    This strategy works well even with application development. In order to be able to work more optimally, it is important for the manager to prudently choose upon the arrangement of his team into the peloton. If HTML5 is placed as a domestique, bordered by user experience design and User Interface design, it will act as a wind resistant, allowing to make way in developing for multiple mobile platforms.

    A Successful Start-Up

    It has been a common practice of mobile app developers to focus more on building native mobile apps (those that run natively on iOS and Android). You might stand a better chance of getting reliable access to push notifications, geographic location of the user, camera of the device and of course, the address book of the user, minus the challenge to build one.

    First, there is a relatively short supply of extremely talented native iOS and Android developers. So, if you at all have a requirement of hiring a native mobile app developer, you probably will end up digging holes in your pocket for hourly development.

    Second, while developing a native mobile app might become predominantly sluggish, especially if it’s a repetitive concept, it is comparatively much easier to redo in HTML5. Because it is crucial to keep in pace with time, new navigation path requests and re-designing might spur frustration within the team.

    This clearly means that offering the lead role the native app developers in the peloton might exhaust them resulting to wind drag. Therefore, it is necessary to plan the peloton wisely to conserve the rider’s energy.

    Influencing the Resistant (HTML5)

    HTML5, UX and UI can perfectly work together to support native mobile apps through the wind resistance. This synchronization can help prototype and refine the features and also help uncover issues affecting native app development.
    Room for Uncertainities

    Everything varies based on situations and so do mobile apps. HTML5 has contributed a lot to upgrade mobile browsers with Smartphone functionalities. However, the fact still remains that it can be extremely difficult to develop a mobile app with HTML5 which replicates a native mobile app. This gives way to have a strong communication system among the team when using a cross-platform development, or especially when shifting from a mobile web feature to native mobile app implementation.

    The Wise Decision

    After all the hype and confusion built around choosing one of the two – native mobile apps and HTML5, the answer still awaits. HTML5 development has never been more precious than it seem today. It is for you to decide how to make your development faster and more efficient. By now, you know how important it is to protect your native mobile app developer from resistance and pave way for developing an excellent product.