Native apps are what typically springs to mind when you think of an app. You download them from the App Store or Google Play, they sit within your device’s applications and you launch them by tapping their icon. What distinguishes native apps from the alternatives mentioned is that they are designed and coded for a specific kind of device. For instance, iPhone apps are written in Objective-C, Android apps in Java, etc.
The main downside of a native app is that it will not work with other kinds of devices. If you write an app in Objective-C for iOS, it’s not going to run on Android without being completely re-written in Java. When building for multiple platforms, developing a native app therefore can be quite expensive (when done from scratch), as it will require you to build and maintain multiple, separate versions of your app…
Chances are you want a well functioning app for your business in the cheapest most efficient way possible. All that is embodied within the hybrid iPhone and Android app.
Building hybrid applications has some benefits. It is mostly cross-platform out of the box, which saves you money and time (which saves you even more money...). Building hybrid applications will give you the opportunity to develop your crazy ideas fast, real fast. It brings another great benefit — you can take any web developer, in any level, and after short period of learning they too can become app developers at your firm. That comes at a lower cost and with a shallower learning curve than Objective-C, Swift, Java and other native languages.
- A large enterprise quickly and economically deploys new internal applications, such as HR solutions, payroll applications, inventory management solutions, and online training to its distributed workforce.
- An e-commerce website accommodates sudden demand for a “hot” product caused by viral buzz from Facebook and Twitter without having to upgrade its infrastructure.
- A pharmaceutical research firm executes large-scale simulations using computing power provided by AWS.
- Media companies serve unlimited video, music, and other media to their worldwide customer base.
- AWS enables organizations to use the programming models, operating systems, databases, and architectures with which they are already familiar. In addition, this flexibility helps organizations mix and match architectures in order to serve their diverse business needs.
- Cost-effective. With AWS, organizations pay only for what they use, without up-front or long-term commitments.
- Scalable and elastic. Organizations can quickly add and subtract AWS resources to their applications in order to meet customer demand and manage costs.
- In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services in accordance with security best practices, provides the appropriate security features in those services, and documents how to use those features.
- When using AWS, organizations can leverage Amazon’s more than fifteen years of experience delivering large-scale, global infrastructure in a reliable, secure fashion.