Now a day, there are mobile apps for almost everything. There are now millions on app for smart phones falling into many different categories. There are three types of mobiles apps which are discussed as follow:

three types of mobile apps

1. Native Apps

mobile apps

A native mobile app is coded in a specific programming language such as Java for Android and Objective C for iOS. Most video games are native mobile apps. They are highly reliable and provide good performance in terms of speed. These apps are able to access various features of smartphone such as camera, GPS, phonebook etc. These apps work with or without the internet connectivity. They also have access to a phone’s various devices, such as its camera and address. These apps are usually available on app stores such as Google’s Playstore, Apples iTunes etc.

These kinds of apps are most expensive to build because they are native to only one type of operating system. For developing duplicate versions for various platforms need to develop and maintain a separate piece of software which is complicated and expensive. The companies looking to promote themselves on smart phone have options beyond the native mobile apps.

2. Mobile Web App

Web App is hosted on remote server and accessed over the internet through browser. Web Apps are more similar to websites in many ways but they look and feel like native apps. These apps are typically written in HTML5 and run by a browser. They are accessed in same way as web access page and navigate on different pages through different URLs. Installing them on your smartphone means you’re creating bookmark web pages of app on your home screen.

It uses technologies such as JavaScript or HTML5 for its features. They are no program stored on your device but wholly delivered to your mobile device through the internet; as needed. These apps work well for fully featured smartphone such as iPhones and Android phones and mid-range browsers such as BlackBerry phones.

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3 Hybrid App

Hybrid apps contains functionality of both native apps and web apps. They are stored in smart phones, can use phones features and available on appstores as native app. But on the other hand they also rely on HTML being rendered and the browser is embedded within the app. They run inside a native container and leverage the device’s browser engine to render the HTML and process the JavaScript locally.

More and more companies are getting hybrid apps as wrappers for their existing web page. These days hybrid apps very popular because their crossplatform development capability. This reduces significant development cost because the same HTML code components can be reused on various platforms and operating systems. They are build using Sencha, PhoneGap and Mosync platforms using the power of html.

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