PhoneGap or Native App Development? Read On to Get The Answer

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PhoneGap or Native App? PhoneGap or Native App?

You are not going to get the answer even if you keep on chanting this mantra. It is important that you research on both the terms, their meanings, uses, importance, pros and cons.

To choose to make an app is a big decision. To make it as you had imagined, an even bigger task. But to choose the means, medium and mode of this app-creation, is a decision of high risk and of great value.
Here is some information that may help you in making the decision.

PhoneGap

Here are a few things you must know about PhoneGap.
Phonegap

  • PhoneGap has to do with cross-platform app making process. This means that using PhoneGap you can make one app for all the mobile platforms such as
    • HTML5
    • BlackBerry
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Windows
  • It is a dynamic platform, which means that to make changes in the app, on each of the above mentioned platform, becomes easy.
  • However, It is liked less by the users because, it does give them a good user experience. It is not possible for PhoneGap to provide apps that are custom made for each mobile device. This means that with some mobiles this app may work perfectly and with others it may not. We also have to know that some phones are full touch, with no clickable buttons while others have buttons outside the touch screen. All of these changes, from one mobile to another renders a PhoneGap app, useless.
  • But… the creation of a PhoneGap app costs very less as compared to Native App as it takes just one design for all the mobiles.

Native App

Here are the pros and cons of Native App
Native Apps

  • Apps that are created using Native App are like customized apps for that particular device. This app made can then utilize all the functions that the mobile has to offer.
  • Apps made using Native App are like by users the most because of its custom made feature. These apps give the users a good and comfortable experience.
  • The creation of Native Apps costs more as compared to PhoneGap because the same app is redesigned keeping in mind the the device that it is made for.

If these points cannot convince you in adopting Native then here is a live example. Sure all of you who possess a smartphone also have a facebook app. This app has now gone Native instead of using HTML5 as it was planning to do earlier.

The reason as given by a Facebook software engineer and cited by InfoQ.com is, “The biggest issues we’ve been facing here are memory related. Given the size of our content, it’s not uncommon for our application to exhaust the hardware capabilities of the device, causing crashes.

According to Mark Zuckerberg’s interview to TechCrunch, “The biggest mistake that we made as a company is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native because it just wasn’t there…since we’ve done the iOS app we’ve seen double the amount of feeds people consume.

If Facebook, that cannot afford even a single scratch on it’s always growing reputation, can shift to Native then I guess you can too.

Amidst all this, Medium (a blog publishing platform) has just launched its very first app. So now you can use the app to keep updating your blogs as well. The highlight of this news is that even Medium chose to launch the Native Android app.
Medium App Launced

Links that will help you in learning more about HTML5, PhoneGap and Native App:

Want to know more about PhoneGap? Check this link out to add to your existing information on PhoneGap.
To know more about the comparison of PhoneGap and Native App click here
Visit this page to learn about the difference in the use of HTML5 and Native App.

Space-O understands the flow of the market and what makes the users happy. Thinking of that we use Native way of creating apps. Expensive as it may be, it is useful, well-liked and customized. It is the current hot-favourite way of making apps and we always listen to app makers and users.

Take a look at some of the apps made by Space -O, using Native in our portfolio.

 
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