PWA vs. Native App

A helpful breakdown explaining the difference between Performance Web Apps and Native Mobile Apps

PWA vs. NMA

Progressive Web App vs. Native Mobile App

WHAT IS A PROGRESSIVE WEB APP?

A progressive web application (PWA) is a web-based application that is constructed with common web technologies such as HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. It functions on any platform, both desktop and mobile devices.

WHAT IS A NATIVE MOBILE APP?

A native mobile app, also referred to as a mobile application, is a computer-based or software application designed to run on a specific device or operating system.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

While both application styles have tremendous value, they each have their own unique benefits.

Performance Web Application Benefits

  • MVP Friendliness
  • Speed of Development
  • Ease of Updates
  • User Convenience
  • Cost of Development
  • Publish Requirements
  • Distribution Speed
  • Impact on SEO
  • Data Requirements
  • Magic Links
  • Memory Friendly
  • Time to Launch
  • Installation Ease
  • Ease of Linking/Sharing
  • Immediate Customer Reach
  • Required Space to Install

Native Mobile Application Benefits

  • Loading Speed
  • Branding Credibility
  • Security Features
  • Battery Consumption
  • Latency
  • Performance
  • Operation Speed
  • Smart Features
  • Push Notifications
  • Functionality
  • IoT Connections
  • Geofencing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Hardware Integration


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