PWA Vs Hybrid App- With the advancement in technology, the major point of conflict is the PWA Vs Hybrid App. After the selection of the right platform, the app owner needs to know about the type of App.
In today’s advancing world both the technology prove to give the best result. However, there is a variable difference between both methodologies.
So, let’s review the best solution among both applications.
As per their name, these apps are a combination of the web app in the native browser, like the UIWebView in iOS and WebView in Android (not Safari or Chrome).
Here, the responsiveness of the Hybrid app will depend on the website. All the UI components, their positioning, color, and orientation(that is, look and feel) will depend entirely on the responsive layout.
This app is a boon to a website on Joomla platform, which will allow increment in the accessibility of the store. It enhances the user interaction on the store. Hence, few of the features to specify are-
Functionality to set the application name at admin end.
Admin can upload and change the application icon.
Functionality to set the splash background color of the Progressive Web Application.
Option to set the theme color of the Progressive Web Application.
Admin can set loader to display while navigating in the web app for a more user-friendly application.
Works lightning fast if compared to the website.
Launches with the low-quality Internet.
Major Difference Between PWA and Hybrid App
Distribution- The app user can easily find the Hybrid app on Play and App store. Whereas, the PWA can be added much easily to the device home screen with the ‘Add To Homescreen‘ option.
Cost Of Production- The creation of a Hybrid app involves the skills set of web app creation along with knowledge of Native app development. However, PWA acquires lower costs due to a single code base and common skill set.
Languages used For Development- The Hybrid app requires additional knowledge of languages like Kotline/Java for Android and Swift for iOS. Whereas PWA app creation takes place from a website so such requirements don’t exist.
Performance- PWA is no doubt the best solution to the top of it optimizes the operations. Wherein it provides better speed even with low internet. Whereas a Hybrid app doesn’t provide such an advantage.
Hence, with regard to the above points, we can see that PWA is a better solution for an e-commerce app developer.
Note:Apart from these two types of apps Mobikul also deals with Native apps.