Gartner, “Key Considerations When Building Web, Native or Hybrid Mobile Apps,” Published: 14 February 2020, ID: G00465982
Should you build a mobile web, progressive web, or native mobile app?
In Gartner’s Key Considerations When Building Web, Native or Hybrid Mobile Apps, they asked this same question. They concluded that “Application leaders should expect to simultaneously use multiple architectures such as web, progressive web app (PWA), hybrid and native.”
At Mendix, we recommend a different approach: best-of-breed.
Analyzing Gartner’s Mobile Architectural Trade-Offs, when cost and code portability are eliminated from the equation, Native is BY FAR the best option for app-store-based experiences and PWA is the best browser-based option.
With Mendix, we eliminate the need to make sacrifices based on cost and code portability. Instead, choose between delivering the best app-store-based experiences (native) or browser-based experiences (PWA).
Where does Mendix stand apart? Native.
Most low-code vendors allow you to build PWAs for the best browser-based experiences, but they won’t support native for the best app-store-based experiences. They rely on hybrid.
And don’t be fooled by claims that hybrid is as good as native. They are not – check out the graphic above. There is an undeniable difference in performance, device integration and overall richness of the user experience. Native is better. And your users can tell the difference.
End users — regardless of whether they are coworkers or customers — expect superb, modern mobile apps. As expectations continue to rise, native mobile is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s become a must-have.
With Mendix, you can quickly deliver best-of-breed app-store-based and browser-based experiences – or a combination of both – from a single low-code platform. It’s what sets us apart from the rest.