When to use HTML5 instead of Native when thinking of building a mobile Application?

There are a handful of factors that come into play when you are at the early stages of mobile application development. One of the key questions one must ask is whether they want to develop a Native Application or a web-based application (HTML5). This decision can have significant consequences, especially if you are planning on continual development as your business or community grows. If you imagine your mobile application as small oak tree, small now but has enormous potential, then you might reconsider planting it in a clay pot. This is just a simple analogy to help understand that there are limitations and advantages for every platform out therechoosing which is best is the tricky part. Not to worry, our team of expert developers at Developer4lease are here to help!
While we’re discussing mobile applications, it is important to note that HTML5 is an incredibly powerful web-based programming platform that allows our developers to reach beyond the borders of what a web-based application can do! With the introduction of Offline Web Storage, GeoLocation API, Canvas Drawing, CSS3 and other advanced tools, HTML5 may be an excellent platform for your next mobile application. Our experts at Developers4lease would love to help you choose what’s right for you!
The biggest question out there concerning mobile development is whether you want to build a Native App or a Web-based App. A Native App is an application that you download onto your mobile device, from the App Store or Google Play or similar app markets. This line of development allows users to integrate their mobile device’s hardware features into their experience. Hardware features such as the camera, led flash, accelerometer, calendar, and etc. However, this means that you need to develop this app for a specific demographic of mobile users, such as iPhone users, Android users or Windows 8 Mobile users, or perhaps develop an application for each of these markets.
The Web based application on the other hand, will be available to all mobile devices that have an internet connection. However, it will lack in areas concerning hardware integration when it comes to user experience. Of course, it should be very clear before you develop your new mobile application, whether device integration is essential to the user experience or not. For instance, if you develop a simple application for users to check their accounts while on the go, then you likely will not need to use any of the mobile device’s hardware features. In this scenario, your user only wants information readily available to them. If this is the case then a web-based HTML5 mobile application would likely be the best suited for you.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you shouldn’t! Our team loves this part of the development process. We love discussing mobile application ideas and brainstorming to ensure we give it every advantage and every chance for success possible! Feel free to contact us for any additional information regarding your next mobile application development project!