PROGRESSIVE WEB APP VS NATIVE APP

A native application is one that is developed exclusively for a particular platform and only runs after it has been installed on that platform. Depending on the platform, the application needs to be programmed and developed in the specific programming language for that platform as well. A progressive web app, on the other hand, is basically just another web page that appears to the viewer like a native application installed on their mobile phone. When a web application is accessed from a mobile phone, it looks, feels, and appears just like a native app. Eliminating the need for users to download and install one.

Which One Should You Choose?

Progressive Web Applications (PWA) and Native Applications are both superior in their own ways and there is now the question of which of the two should you choose? As a business, you want to develop and deploy the application that suits and benefits your goals and requirements the most. However, without adequate knowledge on the usage and features of each kind of application, you can not make an intelligent and informed decision. We’re here to help you with that.

It used to be that web applications or websites were no match for native applications owing to the fact that they couldn’t access the platform or system’s resources in such a way so as to provide the same level of functionalities or user experience that a native application does. But the reason you’re even reading this right now is because that has changed.

Progressive Web Applications today are on par with native mobile applications, even offering features like push notifications and an icon on your mobile home screen. Today, PWAs are almost just as good as native applications when it comes to choosing the right one for your target audience. Though they are definitely still behind in the level of functionality they can offer their users when compared to native apps, the gap grows smaller every day.

So, it all really boils down to your target audience and your requirements from the application. Are you an e-commerce site or perhaps just a business or tech magazine? Different needs require different solutions and that is exactly the case here. But what you can do to make your choice easier is bear in mind that PWAs always pull in more number of visitors than a native application ever will. On the other hand, users will spend more time per month or even a week on the native app than they would on a PWA. A user doesn’t install a mobile application to make just one purchase and then uninstall it. So, getting users to install your native application may be hard initially but is beneficial in the long run.

  • FEATURES
    • Multi Platform
    • Low Cost to build
    • Installation Required
    • Updates Required
    • Push Notifications
    • Easy Sharing
    • Low Data Usage
    • Offline Usability
    • Faster UI

  • PWA
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • No
    • No
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes

  • Native App
    • No
    • No
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • No
    • No
    • No
    • No

  • Responsive Web
    • Yes
    • No
    • No
    • No
    • No
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • No
    • No

We will read more advantages of a PWA in the coming blogs.

PRODITECH CAN HELP!

Are you looking to develop your very own PWA in accordance with your business or brand to encourage more customers to affiliate with you and utilize your services? Proditech can help you out! At Proditech, a team of highly skilled and experienced individuals is waiting to provide the ideal digital solution for you in the form of a PWA that is fast, effective, of high standard, and increases your engagement numbers substantially. Get in touch with us today.

Dhruv Shah About the author

51% technical and 49% marketing skill set. Have been a technical backbone for many startups and corporate digital presence. Always in hunt for ideas that are truly “Build for Billions”

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