Mobile Apps vs Web Apps: Which is the Better Option?
You’ve heard people talking about different types of apps and they became an integral part of our daily lives. If you are an android user, your Play Store is crowded with all types of mobile apps. An app is an easy way to meet customer's demand.
Did you even know there were different types of apps?
Mainly there are two types of apps based on the primary function and the user base you're targeting.
A mobile application (or mobile app) is a computer program or software application designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone, tablet, or watch.
A web application (or web app) is a computer program stored on a remote server and run by its users via a Web browser and does not require installation.
Everyone seem to think that mobile apps and web apps are the same things — but actually, the two are very different. Their user base, development, deployment are different.
Let's do a comparison between a web app and a mobile app by listing its advantages and disadvantages.
|Faster than web apps||More expensive to build than web apps|
|Greater functionality as they have access to system resources||Compatibility with different platforms (i.e. iOS and Android)|
|Can work offline||Expensive to maintain and update|
|Easier to build due to the availability of developer tools, interface elements, and SDKs||Difficult to get a native app approved by the app store|
|Do not need to be downloaded or installed — web apps function in-browser||Do not work offline|
|Easy to maintain||Slower than mobile apps|
|Automatic update||Less advanced than Mobile apps|
|Quicker and easier to build||Not easily discoverable|
Mobile applications and web applications has the same motive: Provide a better experience to the user and quality services. One advantage of mobile apps over web apps is that you can communicate with mobile apps even when the internet is down, but Web apps more capable of dynamic updates.
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