Why One Should Opt For the Mobile Applications over PWA and Responsive WebsitesWhy One Should Opt For the Mobile Applications over PWA and Responsive Websites https://i0.wp.com/www.noitechnologies.com/wp-content/uploads/Purple-Diagonal-Blocks-Sales-Proposal-Sales-Presentation.jpg?fit=1920%2C1080&ssl=1 1920 1080 Visvendra Singh https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/0e675e9b7fca446afd5ff8a5c60343b9?s=96&r=g
Mobile application development technology has expanded swiftly around the world. More than 5 billion individuals are projected to own mobile devices today, with smartphones (either iOS or Android) accounting for more than half of these connections, and yes if you’ve got a stunning business idea for a mobile app that is sure to sell, and that can be the size of your audience.
But why opt for dedicated mobile apps, when you can simply have a responsive website for desktop, tablet, and phone, or in case you want to offer better functionalities, you can always opt for PWAs.
Let’s understand the PWA & responsive websites first
When mobile devices initially became popular, responsive design was the first reasonable step toward making websites work more effectively for mobile consumers. It also quickly became a necessity for new websites, with up to 87 percent of site developers embracing it to create excellent digital experiences for website users.
However, responsive websites were unable to provide advanced functionality such as offline compatibility, push notifications, and other native app-like features that customers have come to anticipate on their smartphones. These features are essential for increasing customer engagement and conversions on your business website. As a result, several online firms are considering transforming their responsive websites into progressive web apps, or PWAs.
Several large organizations, like Flipkart, Walmart, Tinder, Facebook, and others, use PWAs at various phases of their user journeys.
Benefits of PWA over responsive websites
- A custom app-like icon on the user’s home screen
- SEO friendly – with all modern schemas and rich snippet tags
- Extremely easy to link
- Offline mode availability*
- No user side update
- Better data collection
- Designed to work on whichever devices users have from phones to tablets or desktops
- Extremely flexible for speed optimization
- A more viable solution for stores like Walmart, eBay, and Amazon
- Cross-platform availability
- Push notifications (Android only)
Mobile apps – the elephant lion in the room
“nomophobia – the fear of not having a working cell phone, yes it is a real anxiety nowadays and becoming very frequent among all age groups.”
The app store was launched ten years ago on July 10, 2008. This incident spawned a significant mobile app market and revolutionized the distribution of mobile applications.
For the past ten years, native applications have been the way to go due to the immense popularity of the apple app store and google play as channels of distribution.
Native mobile apps are only suitable for specific ecosystems, such as iOS or Android. Visitor downloads and install mobile apps on their device, and in general, dedicated mobile apps provide a faster and more responsive experience than PWA websites.
A significant advantage of developing native apps for iOS and Android is that these apps may interact with other native apps, such as making phone calls, logging in, adding events to the calendar, checking out, and more.
A native app might offer more features and functionalities than a progressive web and mobile app. Geofencing, inter-app functionality, mobile payments via NFC, and smart sensor usage do not perform well with a PWA.
As discussed above a native app integrates easily with its ecosystem and has access to all APIs because the code is designed for a specific device or OS. It is speedier and has more capabilities in terms of UI/UX experience. Furthermore, native apps can seamlessly connect with other native apps provided by Google or Apple. This implies that, despite providing high speed and a wide range of advanced features, mobile applications utilize less battery power.
Superior performance is the primary reason why many companies prefer native apps over progressive web apps. In addition to that, you will receive appealing and simple layouts, vibrant animations, fluid scrolling, and a variety of other features that are essential components of the “Native look and feel.”
Additionally, ERP applications can work adequately in an offline environment due to local storage and smooth data syncing with the cloud.
Seems extremely advantageous right.
Let’s get this developed
NOI Technologies LLC – is one of the best mobile app development companies
NOI Technologies LLC, a prominent software application development, and services firm in the United States, offers effective, dependable, and secure online and ERP mobile app development services. We have a solution for any online and mobile application challenge, whether it is an ERP application, a PWA, or a mobile application. They build mobile applications on the Android, iOS, React Native, and React JS platforms. NOI Technologies leverage the web development technologies java, groovy, and Angular JS.
The organization employs agile work practices, such as sprints, to meet deadlines with effort estimates. Every stage of the online and mobile app development process includes client feedback. It enables you to have a thorough understanding of your project.