Unlike native apps, mobile web apps are more flexible and support automatic upgrades, updates and changes. The architecture of the mobile application is built on a web platform and is accessible via a URL. Such mobile applications are convenient for most users because they interact well with various devices and platforms. Mobile web apps also contribute to cheaper updates and bug fixes, so they are easier to maintain. They also attract a wider audience because they are compatible with all browsers.
However, since these apps are not native, they may not have access to other native device features. Mobile web applications are also prone to problems with network bandwidth, which creates inconvenience for users.
Hybrid Mobile apps
A new consideration when creating an application architecture is both options; a hybrid architecture of mobile applications is an ideal solution to eliminate the shortcomings of native and web applications. Hybrid applications can interact between the web and run on native devices and platforms. They are also simpler, cheaper and require less maintenance than their native counterparts. However, one drawback of this type of architecture may arise due to problems with web-based connectivity features and functions. The interface with the Internet can create connection problems for users who need to work effectively with the application offline.
The choice of the type of architecture of the mobile application depends on the desired user experience during development. In addition, it depends on the budget for the development of a mobile application and the required functionality of the mobile application. Thus, the application development strategy can be based on a native, web-oriented or hybrid model of the mobile application architecture.
Wider target audience
Simplicity and speed of development
Low cost of creation
Low maintenance cost