Why Develop a WebApp?
In the arena of website development, including mobile, there are 3 types
of development styles. These 3 styles are as follows:
- Native Application
- Hybrid Applications
- Web Applications
A native application can only function in its native environment. A hybrid can
attempt to bridge between a native and web applications, but there a limitations
to hybrid technologies.
The real winner in terms of cross platform compatibility,
is web applications. This cross platform compatibility allows for a smaller code
footprint because one set of code can server all different platforms and devices.
(Android, iPhone, Windows, iMac, Tablets, Kindle).
On the other side of the diagram
shown, Native Applications (Android, iPhone, Windows, iMac, Tablets, Kindle)
require separate code to serve each platform and device.