According to a recent survey by Gartner, more than 50% of all mobile apps would be HTML based hybrid apps, by 2016. Deciding whether to go for a native app or a hybrid app is extremely crucial to the success of the app. Here are some features which need to be considered while evaluating native apps vs. hybrid apps.

1. What is the target market for the app?

  • Consumer app
  • Commercial/enterprise app

2. Will this app be available publicly – Ex via Google Play store, Apple Store etc?

3. What is the genre of the app

  • Social media
  • Games
  • Music
  • Utility
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Others

4. Is there a web/desktop component involved?

5. What are the targeted platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • Blackberry
  • All

6. What are the targeted device form factors?

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Phablets
  • TV
  • All

7. What are the native features required?

  • Camera
  • Audio
  • Accelerometer
  • NFC
  • Flash
  • GPS
  • Other

8. Any external device integration involved – Ex-Credit card reader?

9. How often do you think the app needs to be updated with new features?

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months

10. How critical is the user experience? This includes look and feel, styling etc.

  • Very important
  • Important
  • Not a deciding factor

11. How critical is data security/integrity?

  • Very important
  • Important
  • Not a deciding factor
  • Not important

12. What are the social media integrations required?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Linkedin
  • Others

13. Is there API involved?

14. If yes, are there existing API’s available?

15. If no, is there a need to build the API’s from scratch?

16. Do you prefer self-hosted back-end in cloud – example API and DB in AWS, Rackspace etc?

17. Do you prefer Database as a service instead – example Parse, Firebase?

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