Mobile Web

versus

NATIVE

Mobile Web

  • Runs in mobile web browser 
  • Built with HTML5 + JS + CSS
  • Served by web server
  • No approvals or app store
  • Can look a lot like native
  • May be responsive 
    or target specific screen sizes
 

Native

  • Runs as locally installed app 
  • Built with Objective C *
    • and/or Java
    • and/or C#
  • Runs on device
    • Fed by APIs
  • Approval and App stores
  • Built for specific devices/screens

Hybrid

  • Runs as locally installed app 
  • Built with HTML5 + JS + CSS
  • Runs on device
    • In embedded web browser
    • Fed by APIs
  • Approval and App stores
  • Built for specific devices
    • May be responsive
    • Cross platform compilers

THUNderdome

Device features

Native

Offline Access

Native

discoverability

Mobile Web

Performance

Native

Installation

Tie

maintenance

Mobile Web

Platform independence

Mobile Web

Red Tape

Mobile Web

development cost

Mobile Web

User interface

Native

TRENDs


source: venturebeat.com


source: venturebeat.com


source: venturebeat.com

photo: lwpkommunikacio 

Mobile Web vs. Native

By Drew Engelson

Mobile Web vs. Native

Not really a battle between mobile web vs. native. But really just highlights of which aspects make one a better choice for a particular situation.

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