There is a general perception that native mobile applications – which can be directly downloaded from the Play Store and installed on your phone – are more user-friendly than web-based apps, in terms of their general features. The high sales figures of native apps also seemingly bear evidence to this view. However, do these native, customized applications really outsmart the web apps on all counts? Let’s take a look:
The rising popularity of web apps has created confusion to a lot of people who are not really that internet savvy. Well, who wouldn’t be? Both apps are installed on smartphones and both function in very similar ways. Basically, a native app can be downloaded from an app store such as iTunes and Google Play. On the other hand, web apps are micro websites that are mobile-optimized, designed and programmed to function like an app.