The websites are becoming increasingly important for both the businesses as well as the users. Although the smartphones are completely ingrained into our lives and lessen the dependence on the computer, it can still not eliminate it from our lives. The apps are being developed giving great consideration to the web standards. Companies are developing apps the cross-platform apps for both web and mobile alike. The complexity involved in apps makes the desktop a preferred choice for the businesses. After critically studying both, we have gathered 7 reasons to how web beats native for data-driven apps, which are detailed below:
Accessibility across Platforms
The web looks and operates in a similar manner regardless of the devices and the platforms. The native app provides a better chance at engaging the user attention but with the advancements taking place and complexities arriving the progressive apps are also equipped with everything a native app could do but in a slightly better version. Progressive apps enable users to add the web application to the home-screen for re-launching it instead of remembering every website URL. Moreover, the container-based web apps allow access to every hardware along with easy web app installation.
Hassle Free Update at User-End
The web app doesn’t require the user to download and install the whole stack for using it as compared to the native app. The updates on the web app happen on the server that makes sure user gets to assess the updated version automatically whereas in the native app where users have to look to it each time for an update. In the web app, the user requires no effort for trying a web application providing a pleasant user experience.
Utilize the Whole Real Estate of Screens
Another reason that makes web apps more alluring to users because they can operate on various screens whether mobile or desktop uses the web and browser support. It enables the use of on-screen real estate for getting user complete the work more effectively. The web app provides a richer user experience in contrast to native because of their data-centric function as a single addiction can work on the whole real estate screen.
Uniformity in User Experience
The development has landed us with various devices to get our task completed. The users expect the application to provide the similar setting regardless of the device or screen it is operated from. As the web standards are same, the user can have identical experience as it tailors the app supported on each device.
The feature that stands out the web application is the shareability of codes it offers. The native apps development required developers to insert codes separately each time whereas in a web application it is not required to because of the similarity of web technologies across all platform and devices. Therefore, codes can be easily shared and reused in web applications.
Low Development and Maintenance Cost
Since web application can be run on various devices as compared to native apps, it cost less to develop. The modern and rich feature incorporated into a single app makes the maintenance easier as compared to the native app programming.
Improved Offline Experience
The web codes are similar, therefore there is synchronize functionality of the web app which enables it to offer an identical offline experience that they get using a native mobile app. Further, the data in a web app is safe because of its complete control of data.
Considering all the seven reasons, the web app positions a better alternative for construction data-intensive application. The advancement in the web technology is set to reach new heights in the web development companies in Pakistan in terms of time, user experience and cost.