Differences between Mobile Native Apps and Mobile Web Apps

What is a Mobile Application?

Mobile applications are applications created by companies, developers to do a specific task(for a specific use). These applications are called as mobile native applications or mobile web based applications. These applications either run on mobile devices (native apps) or on websites (mobile web apps).

Mobile Application Types:

  • What is Mobile Native Apps: The applications that reside on the phone or that can be downloaded from OEM stores.
  • What is Mobile Web Based Apps: The applications that can be accessed through Browsers.

Uses of Mobile Applications:

  • Banking: Banking applications are created to access account, money transfer etc.
  • Chatting/Browsing: Chatting applications like Gmail, messenger are used for chatting purpose. Searching and browsing in search engines.
  • Information: Newspaper applications are created to provide latest news.
  • Payment: Utilities (mobile phone, land line, electricity etc) can be paid.
  • Social Networking Websites: Facebook, Twitter, Linked In can be accessed.
  • Online Sales: Products or services can be bought online.
  • Online Trading: Online trading on stocks, futures and options and the latest information will be updated via charts/graphs.
  • GPS: Can be used to find a lost phone or about the person’s vehicle’s location.
  • Games: You can play offline or online.
  • Insurance: You can home insurance quotes, health insurance quotes.
  • Sports: You can watch sports activities.
  • IT: Several applications are created to help the users.

Differences between Mobile Native Apps and Mobile Web Apps:

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