Gartner Research

Key Considerations When Building Web, Native or Hybrid Mobile Apps

Published: 14 March 2018

ID: G00337772

Analyst(s): Jason Wong , Adrian Leow


There is no single solution to choosing a mobile architecture when building apps in your organization. Application leaders will need to rotate between multiple architectures, including the emerging progressive web app architecture, to build apps that deliver a great user experience.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build Great Apps Without Sacrificing the Portability or Deployment Flexibility Offered by Web Technologies
    • Drawbacks of HTML5 Web Apps
    • Add Support for PWAs
  • Build Native Apps Enabled for Multiplatform Deployment
    • Drawbacks of Native Apps
  • Build Hybrid Apps With a Mobile-Optimized UI Framework in Order to Create a Better UX
    • Drawbacks of Hybrid Apps

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