There are 3 types of an Apps functionality:
- Web App (HTML5): can be a single or multiple web page activity thats set on a remote server and can be accessed on the internet.
- Hybrid: is a combination of web app and native formats. You can access your device when offline usage. a coding structure is needed to use hybrid.
- Native: is a type of program software that runs on your mobile phones and desktop, for example IOS/Android. This also means it doesn’t need the internet to make it function.
Pros and Cons
- Quick option to have your information available
- Needs a 1 time building format structure and than it works for all devices
- Function errors
- Consumer Usage behaviour
- Users prefer and spend more time on apps directly, rather than online web browsing
- Provides space on users phone
- Is good for users who have good web skills (coding)
- User experience issues are still a problem
- No special mobile functions
- Fast contant loading
- Smooth usage
- Good app security
- Strong online and offline performance
- Needs a structure for each platform
- Expansive to build on
HTML5 VS Native
- Many found HTML5 in 2014 to be handy when it came to designing apps, web design and programming.
- Native app seemed to be to expansive and hard to program
- Using HTML5 meant you could use your web sign in different platforms
- Companies that used Native app design have an advantage towards users
- About 55% of business have found that customers aren’t happy with the usage of web browsing, which leads to lost of customers service