Apps and...... apps
Nowadays you can no longer see the wood for the trees when it comes to types of apps. One app shows the weather or news, while other apps are used for business applications such as IOT, e-commerce or navigation. Below we show the 4 types of technology that we use to build apps.
Native apps can only be downloaded from the Apple store or Google Play store. The advantage of native apps is that they are installed on the device and an internet connection is not required for that. This also allows you to get the most out of the hardware in terms of technology. Compared to other techniques, this technique takes more time to build.
Hybrid apps are a combination of native and web. It downloads and installs like a regular native app but loads the app's content from a web page. This means you only have to maintain one platform. The disadvantages are that you can use fewer functions of the device and the graphics are often just a little less beautiful.
For example, we use Ionic as a platform with which we program cross-platform. This means you only have to develop in one language and the software automatically generates the code for multiple platforms. The disadvantage of this is that you always need internet and loading is a bit slower.
This is the easiest way to create an app. Web apps are created as a kind of mobile version of a website. These do not have to be downloaded from the store and work on any device. Functions are limited to what the browser supports.