Native App Performance – The platform that has always provided the best look and feel
The outburst of the mobile development solution has sparked up a sense of debate over the best options for developing applications that give consumers and employees of whatever they expect of; it may be access to the content they need whenever and wherever they want it. In 2012, the year for HTML5 used all the latest protocols to define the content and layout of web pages through various browsers as seen by the internet figures. There have been many reasons to go native and clear; and many developers are indeed walking on that route. Some of the comparisons are listed below:
The Comparison Compared to previous version of HTML, HTML5 makes it easier to create rich web applications which can be easily updated and the users don’t have to try hard to download and install an update each time. This helps in reducing the functionality gap between many mobile websites and apps. A native app is installed directly on to a smart phone; it can work with no Internet connectivity depending on the app’s nature. When compared to HTML5’s mobile app, this can be developed once and run on many other platforms, while to build a native app, it becomes more expensive since these apps have been developed platform by platform.
Some companies have already started using HTML5 which has been recently updated by the industry. For example, very famous newspapers called Financial Times and Guardian have been using HTML5 in their mobile applications making it rich and quite user friendly to use. Another live example that we can see is LinkedIn which is entirely built using HTML5. But apart from this, native apps have also made headlines with 36 million native apps being downloaded worldwide in the year 2012. HTML5 has certain limits and faults. The implementation of HTML5 varies from browser to browser and from one mobile platform to another platform. Technology fragmentation makes it very difficult for software developers to make out which part of HTML5 they can use. HTML5 apps are also afflicted by slowness when a data connection is not available. Other short comings of HTML5 when compared to native applications lack the DRM (Digital Rights Management) or any other multimedia services. These disappointing aspects of the technology have led to some well-known companies to reduce their usage of HTML5 today.
In terms of app experiences, native apps can easily get hold of multi touch platforms which can be supported. These apps can access hardware too like cameras, smart phones and Global Positioning System. With user’s permission, some platforms provide unfretted access to the operating systems. Native apps add complexity and are applied to web pages only wrapped as native apps, rather than those traditional websites from a mobile browser. To state this, we have the latest IOS browser which supports all the latest smart phones like the android software’s too.
Thus with mobiles evolving, even the web is also evolving. Thus with the web evolving we have the development of many other languages like HTML5 and many applications like native apps to make this world growing and evolving.