Cross Platform vs Native Apps Comparison In 200 Words

  • Posted on : October 27, 2019
  • Author : SPEC INDIA
  • Category : Mobile

Cross-Platform-vs-Native-AppsChoosing app development type – cross-platform or native significantly influences the ultimate performance of an app. Both approaches differ in various ways, based on the various factors.

Difference between cross-platform and native apps:

ArchitectureDifferent apps for different platformOne app for multiple platforms
PerformanceFully native and higherNative-like and performance issues
Development TimeRequires time as need to write different codeSignificantly reduced development time
CostNot cost-effectiveLower costs
Target audienceLimited to a specific platformReach a large number of users
User experienceSuperiorLess reliable as unified UX for all platforms
Code reusabilityAlmost none60% reuse
Hardware accessibilityComplete hardware supportLimited

Advantages of cross-platform over native:

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Shorter development time
  • Presence on all platforms
  • Lower maintenance costs

Advantages of Native over Cross-platform:

  • Great performance
  • Superior UX
  • Platform’s support
  • Native APIs and device features

Who Wins?

Cross-platform is a preferable choice for business apps, SPAs, and low functionality app while native apps are used for graphically-enhanced apps, gaming, and enterprise applications with broad functions.

Native vs. cross-platform – this choice is subjective as it depends on factors like time, speed, cost, performance, and requirements.


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