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Native Mobile App or Web App

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Web Vs Mobile App

    Rolling out an update will dictate how quickly the updated features can be developed and available for the end users.
    It also covers how much effort our end user needs to make to get those updates. Native Apps take a longer rollout time due to the apple/google app platform approval process.

    Building responsive web applications which can be used over Mobile devices and Desktops is cost-effective. Not building 2 different user interfaces saves significant time.

    Do you have to integrate any hardware device to the mobile app? For example, you may connect any Bluetooth device, camera, or microphone. SDK to connect/manage those devices is only available using the Native app development framework.

    While making your app work offline, you will often need to store data directly on the device, allowing your application to work effectively even when there is low or no connection. There are various methods or levels of offline data storage that make an app run offline. Offline data storage can be possible with some core capabilities like Browser caching, local storage, local database.

    Building a responsive web application allows to use of most UI components over Mobile devices and the Desktop is cost-effective. Reusability of module help to keep a small codebase footprint. Less code means fewer bugs and minimal maintenance.

    Native Apps run on frameworks that are way faster compared to the JavaScript function on which Web Apps are developed. In the case of performance, native mobile apps are faster. Certain application types such as games, and utility apps are good use-case to build with Native apps. Workflow applications and enterprise applications are not seeing significant speed advantages.

    User Experience in mobile apps can be a determining factor in a customer's purchasing decisions. Native apps are superior when compared to Web apps. The reason is, that they are completely customized for a particular platform. Native Apps use many native visual components compared to web components.

    Going with Apple or Google makes a lot of sense if you want to minimize friction for your customers and keep your conversion rates high.
    Their one-click payment functionality is simple and well-understood, and you can benefit from their large existing audience.
    However, you will pay a significant fee for this - so it needs to be worth it for you.
    For payments that are less impulsive and more considered, Stripe or PayPal can be good options.
    If you have the existing audience already and customer acqusition is not your goal then any option will work.

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