How to distinguish between Native App, Cross Platform and Hybrid effectively.


   When it comes to mobile application programming today, the three most important terms that you cannot ignore are Native App, Cross Platform and Hybrid. What is the difference between these technologies and will the application made from them stand out, superior to other technologies? Let us learn and distinguish Native App, Cross Platform and Hybrid in the article below.


* Learn about Native apps.


   Native apps are often referred to as native apps. This name comes from the fact that the Native application uses the correct original programming language of each platform to program a typical software such as central management software, business management software, management software. sales, etc. Therefore, although looking at the interface, you may not feel much difference, but the "core" inside is not similar.


   Therefore, the two most used programming languages   for Native apps are Objective-C and Java


* Advantages of Native app.


   Because Native Apps are made up of programming languages   that "match" the mobile operating system, these apps work incredibly smoothly. At the same time, with the support of the SDK, the application platform can make the most of the features and utilities that the operating system brings.


   Also because of this advantage, native apps are still preferred by many application development companies such as Groove Technology Software, Uptech, Mercury, Netguru, etc. The application has a higher completion rate and operability. more efficient, less prone to minor errors.


* Native app limitations.


   However, Native app is not the perfect choice. The limitations of this type of application are also quite prominent, creating a competitive opportunity for other technologies.


   First of all, the cost of developing native apps on different operating systems is often high. Then, applications face quite a lot of limitations for cross-platform development. Often, technology companies will have to choose between developing applications only on one platform or creating two identical applications with different programming languages. As such, they will spend a lot of time, effort and cost to reach users across platforms, using diverse types of devices.


* What is Cross Platform?

* Learn about Cross Platform.


   Cross Platform has another name, Multi Platform, but the first name is still the most popular and well known. This term refers to cross-platform applications, suitable for installation on many different types of devices. This is considered the most effective solution to solve problems when using Native apps.


   With Cross Platform, programmers only need to use one language and program the application once. They will be compiled to different versions to suit different platforms.


   To do this, application projects must have cross-platform frameworks. Cross-platform Frameworks tools are quite diverse and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. You need to consider the characteristics of the project and the unique features of the application to choose the most suitable Framework.


   Some of the most popular frameworks can be mentioned as Ximarin, Sencha Touch, Corona SDK, Monocross, etc. In which, the Ximarin Framework uses the mainstream programming language C + combined with Objective-C, Swift and Java is a famous framework and most popular among programmers.


* Advantages of Cross Platform.


   Cross Platform stands out for its ability to help optimize implementation time and costs. In every cross-platform application project, the programmer's work is almost halved. This is in line with current application development and usage trends and needs.


* Limitations of Cross Platform.


   However, Cross Platform is not really the most perfect technology in mobile application programming. The problem of Cross Platform mostly stems from the compilation of the programming language, or in other words from the Framework. Even today's most appreciated Framework like Ximarin has many problems when it comes to exploiting open source libraries on Android and iOS.


   In some situations, it is this limitation that prevents the application from being fully converted, causing many problems when using the application on different platforms.


* What is Hybrid?* Learn about Hybrids.


- Hybrid App is the name for hybrid apps. But what counts as a hybrid application?


   Hybrid apps are made up of three front end technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The programmer will create an "empty frame" that can be uploaded to the app store. Inside this frame is the active space of a web design. Therefore, when downloading the app to the device, although the app has the same form and function as a normal application, it is actually an active website.


   Besides the front end trio, Hybrid App also needs other important frameworks such as PhoneGap, Sencha Touch, etc.

* Advantages of Hybrid.


   One of the top reasons why Hybrid apps are called hybrid apps is because they bring together many of the advantages of other mobile app technologies, which can provide a better experience and efficient operation. more fruitful.


   On the other hand, due to taking advantage of a lot of available resources, the time and cost for these application projects are often significantly less than that of Native App. In the long run, the process of maintenance, warranty, and repair is also faster, simpler and universally applicable to all different operating systems.


* Limitations of Hybrid.


   Although possessing many outstanding advantages, if only in terms of processing speed, Hybrid apps cannot keep up with Native apps. Application interfaces are often simple, not as attractive as applications that are meticulously designed in parts. Some hardware-related tasks are also more challenging than other technologies.


   Difference between Native App, Cross Platform and Hybrid?In general, the difference between the three mobile app design technologies can be summarized as follows:


- Native app: 1 application written in 1 programming language for 1 operating system.


- Cross Platform: 1 application is written in any programming language, through the intermediate code that compiles into the other language, using cross-platform.


- Hybrid app: 1 dummy application, with a compatible frame for the device, the core is the activity of the website.

* Should you choose to use Native App, Cross Platform or Hybrid?

- Consider needs.Each technology has its own advantages and limitations. Based on the characteristics of the application in particular and the project in general, you will determine the essential needs and make appropriate choices.


   If the application emphasizes stable and smooth operation, the first choice is Native app. If the application needs flexibility, cross-platform application, then Cross Platform will meet the right use needs.


- Consider performance.Programming technologies have different budget requirements. Therefore, depending on your budget, you need to come up with the most optimal plan. Native apps usually have the highest cost, while the other two technology solutions are somewhat more economical.


   Native app programming takes a lot of time and effort, so it brings higher quality and better operation. Therefore, the cost is not low. The more you want to design for multiple platforms, the more expensive it will be.


   On the contrary, when choosing more economical solutions, you also need to take into account the limitations and risks to have a timely treatment plan.