Browser Apps. – A Browser app uses the mobile internet browser of the device. There are advantages to this method in that if you already have a browser application, it can be deployed readily. On the other hand, your application will not look like a native mobile application. You will also have limited, if any, access to the mobile device’s functionality, such as the camera. HTML5 browser apps use merge functionality and therefore the user interface development is not as automated with this approach. Main advantage: maximum portability. Primary disadvantages: Security, Cumbersome Development, limited third-party access to device features, unsettled protocol standards, non-native look and feel may seem strange to users.
Native Apps. – This is an app with a native mobile interface and full access to supported device features such as camera, address book, GPS, etc. Native apps are generally regarded as more highly adopted by users. With Magic xpa, native apps are also the easiest to create and have the great advantage of being portable to all supported clients: BlackBerry, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Advantage: Greater user satisfaction with true native look and feel, speed of development, multiple device and OS support. Disadvantages: For best results, a UI designer may recommend the additional effort of device specific designs.
While your circumstances may dictate the choice of any of these mobile app types as being best for your situation, in general and when making the choice of mobile app deployment modes for Magic xpa mobile apps without pre-conditions it is recommended to develop native apps.
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