What’s better for Mobile Game Development, Native Vs Hybrid?
Before we take a deep dive into the world of native vs. hybrid mobile apps, there is one facet of mobile app development that everyone should be aware of first and foremost. User experience; User experience trumps everything else when it comes to mobile. A discussion is always witnessed whenever people start deciding on hybrid or native development for their mobile apps, especially when it churns down to game development.
Let’s look into the factors that will decide what is better for game development? Native or hybrid mobile application development.
The need of gaming has elevated to such an extent that mobile game developers are literally shedding hair to build the best possible game. However, the growing needs and high expectations of the game-savvy users are putting up a very tough job in front of them that requires continuous improvement and evolution.
Let’s look into the factors that each development type brings on the table for game developers:
Hybrid Game App Development
Hybrid app development refutes the need to create a new operating system every time an upgrade is made. This is great news, especially for professional app development agencies in Canada and USA, as these regions are the main regions where popular games originate from and hybrid development allow agencies to not spend extra time to develop platform-specific versions for each of their apps.
This not only leaves the designer with more time to work on designs and other features that could further improve the user experience and usability of not only games but any other mobile app, and it also saves time for you when it comes to per hour work and costing for business owners.
Hybrid development allow users to have access to more features. They can reach web content and also have access to native capabilities within the app. The user data such as address books, camera streams etc. can also be accessed, a functionality that is restricted in a web-based app. The growing requirements of users have allowed the app analyst to predict hat by the end of 2017, more than 50% of total app development will be hybrid.
Hybrid app development saves the user from tedious clicks and efforts. With a hybrid app, a user no longer requires revisiting the app stores and make multiple clicks to attain an update. This not only saves user from tedious efforts but also help businesses in securing user details. For example, in a security crisis, the business can send push notification directly to the user saving his time and efforts.
Hybrid apps allow the users to access them, even when they are offline. This help the users in cutting their expenses and engulf them in the purchase of such apps that allow such conveniences and in return the benefit goes to the business owner.
Hybrid apps are able to take the maximum benefit of all the kinds of platforms it is developed for. Developing them on a web code make them use the device’s browser, thus enabling quicker response. Hybrid app development does overrides the disadvantages posed by web based apps and serve to accommodate the growing demands of both the users and game app developers.
Native App Development
Native app development, as the name portrays is platform specific. For example an app will only be developed for one platform at a time, either iOS or Android, and will require a complete operating system creation if it to work on the other one. The end result of native apps are usually app with better user experience that is skewed towards the user of any one of the popular app development platforms available. Read: Android or iOS.
Unique Device Features
Since native game development is specific to one platform, therefore native app development covers all the beneficial features that are present in the compatible device/s. App developers are able to take advantage of all the unique features that are available, however, separate native development for various devices will be required, if the app is to run of varied devices using the same platform.
Developers’ Preferred Choice
The debate between hybrid and native apps is similar to the debate between a custom digital solution and something that’s not made to order. Both of the development methodologies have their own pros and cons but work for businesses in their own unique ways.
Native app development is a preferred choice of developers when they are creating app solutions for businesses, because of the unique requirements of businesses that do not require swift periodic modifications like that of game development.
Great user experience is a by-product of any native app which obviously requires more time to develop, higher level of talent and related resources. Finding app developers that are well versed with native development methodologies is difficult and therefore getting in touch with a professional app agency is advised.
As much as native app development is preferred by app developers, it has its limitations as well. For example building an app for iOS platform means it will only be for iOS, and looking at the larger market share of Android, tapping only the smaller half of the market could pose a risk to business owners.
Both hybrid and native app development have their pros and cons. The responsibility lies completely on the shoulders of the game owners to decide on which platform to use for their game app development. This could be determined by analyzing the usage trends of the target audience. WE however, vouch for hybrid app development, specifically for games as it allow to attract a broader market towards your game.