Maybe you’ve heard the terms native app and hybrid app, but you have no idea what the difference is. Mtea is at home in both apps. We are therefore happy to indicate where the differences lie and what the properties and advantages are of both variants.
If you decide to have an app developed, there are three possibilities. Most apps are immediately associated with a web app, but that doesn’t have to be the case at all. Which app is the best solution for you depends on many factors. Your budget, your objective and possibly also a deadline: these are all aspects that can play a role.
If you choose a native app, a mobile application must be installed on a smartphone or tablet before you can use the app. That extra action can be a barrier. A native app must be built separately for each operating system (Android or iOs). The app can then be downloaded from the App store or Google Play store.
This application runs on the internet and you do not need to install it. You use this app by entering a URL in your browser. A web app is therefore also perfectly usable with a computer or laptop. The difference between a regular website and an app is often not entirely clear and they can also merge into each other. Often the difference is in the objective. A web app is used for interaction. Often you have to log in with your personal profile to use it. Just think of booking or planning tools.
Hybrid apps combine the best of both worlds. A hybrid app usually has the look-and-feel of a native app and can be downloaded on your smartphone, but the way of building is different. It starts from a web app, which is prepared to run on the desired operating system.
Hopefully the differences are a bit clearer now, but now comes the important question: which app is suitable for your needs? Which choice you make depends on a number of factors:
Do you need an app, but no idea which solution is the best for you and what budget you should count on? Mtea is at home in all types of apps and is happy to advise you tailor-made. Contact us so that we can discuss your project and come up with the best solution.