If you are a part of the mobile app community, you've probably heard of app development services and have been asked by a few clients to develop an app for them. More often than not, there is no clear answer to which service would be best for your client, but there are a few things you should consider when evaluating which service to choose.
Native apps are applications that are built for a specific operating system. They use the same programming language as the OS, and they're coded with the same tools. Native apps are written specifically for iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows 10 or any other platform.
When you create a website, you usually use HTML code to design it. This is a standard code that is used by all browsers. The problem with this type of code is that it doesn't work perfectly on every browser or device out there.
Native apps are designed specifically for each platform and operating system so they can take advantage of all its features. You can use native apps to access GPS data, talk to other devices through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, scan barcodes and QR codes, play multimedia files or run complex calculations in real time — all things that aren't possible with a website.
Hybrid apps are faster than native apps. They are built using responsive web technologies that can render UI components on any device without having to rebuild them from scratch. Hybrid apps also work offline by default because they don't need the internet connection per se: they can cache all their content locally so that users can still use them when they lose connectivity or when they're offline. That's why hybrid apps tend to load faster than native ones; this is especially true for mobile devices where bandwidth is limited and battery life is precious.
The main advantage of web applications is that they allow a user to access their data from any device, anywhere in the world. This means that if you're out in the field and need access to your data, you can usually get it using a phone or tablet as well as on your computer at home.
Another advantage is scalability — if your business grows then so will your website and database. As long as your hosting provider has enough resources available then there's no limit to how big you can go!