Native App vs. Mobile Web App an Insightful Comparison

Native App vs. Mobile Web App an Insightful Comparison

Micheal Jones
Native App vs. Mobile Web App

It is an ongoing debate that which option is better for a client looking for a mobile app development to go native or web app. The current post is summarizing important aspects of both kinds of the app and provide an insightful comparison to take the right decision.                    


The native mobile app vs. mobile web app debate is still exciting mobile app developers as well as their clients when they think of making an appropriate decision. Mobiles are now ubiquitous devices handy for all. Therefore, from a business perspective, the types of apps are crucial to gain maximum ROI when a mobile entity is in question.

Before going to compare both forms of mobile applications, I would like to clarify the prevailing definitions of app types.

Native Apps

It is an app type for designated device types and their operating system platforms. The native app development cross platform have access to all hardware and operating system features and functionality to accomplish given tasks or roles. For example, apps available in Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Mobile Web App

As its name suggests, it is based on the web and relay on the web browsers of the mobile devices. Therefore, they have limited access to the device hardware and operating system features. The web apps are available through any resource including mobile app marketplaces on the web.

If we are going to compare both app types/formats, we must have some distinct comparison parameters. Therefore, I have listed comparisons based on that parameter in the current post.

User Interface (UI)

It is the first thing that a user encounters and compares the user experiences.

App Development Process

The app development processes for both types of mobile applications differ thanks to different programming technologies, tools, and techniques greatly.

App Deployment Process

The app development processes for both types of mobile applications differ thanks to different programming technologies, tools, and techniques greatly.

App Updates & Upgrade

Mobile apps constantly need updating process to remove errors and bugs and upgrade process to provide enhanced user experiences, contemporary features, and functionality to sustain and grow in the market.

App Monetization

App monetization is crucial to sustain and grow in the market when the app is created for monetization purposes. Otherwise, an app for internal usage or customer specific usage hardly needs any app monetization model to implement.

Other Pros

Apart from above-described pros of both platforms, there are other strengths worth to mention.

Other Cons

Just like strengths, weaknesses also persist in both kinds of app development.


In fact, the debate over native vs. web app can confuse aspiring clients and novice developers. Therefore, following points can help them to take right decisions.

  • The aim of app development
  • The needs of target audience for user experiences
  • The size of target audience and devices they use
  • Budgetary constraints
  • Significance of UX, performance, and speed for your target audience and conversion
  • Monetization model
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