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Increase Mobile Team Effectiveness by Understanding Web, Native and Hybrid Trade-Offs

Published: 17 April 2014

ID: G00262169

Analyst(s): Adrian Leow


Many organizations are in the process of selecting or planning the development of mobile applications. This document provides CIOs, CMOs and IT leaders with a working knowledge of the differences between native, Web and hybrid mobile architectures.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • When to Choose to Build a Native App
    • Examples of Native App Use Cases
    • Drawbacks of Native App Architecture
  • When to Choose to Build an HTML5 Web App
    • Examples of HTML5 Apps
    • Drawbacks of HTML5 Web Apps
    • Developing on HTML Versions Earlier Than HTML5
  • When to Choose to Build a Hybrid App
    • Examples of Hybrid Apps
    • Drawbacks of Hybrid App Architecture
  • Other Key Considerations

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