This column is written by Justin Yek, software developer, designer and co-founder at Altitude Labs. Altitude Labs is a Silicon Valley styled web design and mobile development agency that helps businesses turn ideas into reality. You can follow them on their blog.
Introducing a new column
Have an idea for an app but uncertain about the best way to develop it? Not sure which technology stack to build your app on? This week, we’re excited to unveil a column to answer all your questions about turning your killer idea into a killer app.
‘Ask the App Guru’ looks at web and mobile app development from an entrepreneurs’ point of view, with practical tips on how to get your idea into the hands of customers in the most efficient manner. For advice on web and mobile app development, send your questions, links and screenshots to [email protected]
To kick us off this week, we’ll start with one of the most common questions we get asked about app development:
“Should I build a native or hybrid mobile app?”
For the uninitiated, there are two ways to build mobile apps for app store deployment: native and hybrid. Native apps have better performance and are written in separate languages on iOS and Android platforms. Hybrid apps are written in a single language and can be deployed cross-platform, but come at a cost to performance.