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PROGRESSIVE WEB APP, INSTANT APP, AND NATIVE APP, WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

This is a point that we thought it was essential for us to tell you!

We are committed to our mission, and because of that, we have gathered information from our technical team members about this subject.

We want you to form your own opinion by understanding the advantages and disadvantages of your available possibilities while taking into account the specificities of your project. We agree that the goal is to encourage users to get to know you better, to move from one level to the other and to finally finish installing your application which ultimately becomes indispensable to them...

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Here are some numbers:

2.8 million apps available for Google Play and 2.3 for Apple Store.

The most popular categories are games, personal tools, and social networks.

According to the different stages, by this graph, we understand the loss of users.

Native Application:

Native applications, also known as Native Apps, are developed specifically for operating systems used by smartphones and tablets. These applications have a behavior that is closest to the ecosystem of the phone used.

This type of application remains the most fluid, fastest and aesthetically appealing.

Native Apps are also available offline, offering a great deal of functionalities. For example, the application developed for the park Puy du Fou has a very precise geolocation feature, allowing both the user to plan at best his day and from the other end, the park to manage visitors flow. The capacity to translate live shows is a good example of an option that can only be developed in "native" modus.

As part of the exhibition "Artists and Robots", the application developed for the Grand Palais and its additional option of augmented reality could not be possible in another kind of application.

Instant App:

Instant App' is a technology that provides direct access, without the need to load and install the application, thus to a very limited portion of the Native App features.

This type of application supports some specific features. For example: to get the user to play a video in an application, it is possible to integrate a link to the website where this video is visible, instead of embedding the video.

However, to access all contents, you must be connected to the Internet since users are not required to store an Instant App on their phones.

From a developer point of view, this type of application involves generating two native codes, which takes more time to develop. Developers are still required to publish on the stores. Instants Apps are only available to users with the latest versions of Android.

Progressive Web App:

Google is behind this initiative and the first Progressives Web Apps were only available on Chrome.

Progressive Web Apps or PWA are the latest apps for mobile use. What is it and what are their real functions?

This is a technical concept, also supported recently by iOS to offer the user, without having to download, the full potential of an application.

Progressive Web Apps have only one code for different platforms. They remain accessible in "offline" modus when the pages have been previously loaded. Nevertheless, this type of application is less qualified in terms of fluidity and is very energy consuming.

From the developers' point of view: a Progressive Web App can be compared to a website, similar to an App, provided with buttons, developed with the same code as a website. However, many features cannot be used with this type of application.

To know even more about it, here is this explanation video.

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