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Comparison between Native and Cross-Platform Apps
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The primary purpose of this study is to determine in which technology we have to

develop an application depending on the features that we would like to include, in order

to deliver the best value for a good price to the customers. Consequently, in this

research we have described the capabilities, performance and limitations that we have

found while using the different technologies. The empirical part of this study was

conducted in the first semester of 2014/2015 at the Linnaeus University in Växjö

(Sweden), supported by Softwerk Company.

In conclusion, the thesis shows that the user experience with native apps is always better

than using the web-based technologies, especially using maps, although the time and

effort spent to develop them is higher. Cross-platform solutions can be very useful for

simple apps, and also if the developer does not have a lot of time to develop them. The

problem with this last kind of applications is that the performance is less than the native


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Hybrid apps, Native Apps, Mobile, HTML5, iOS, Android, PhoneGap, Xamarin, Device Features, App Performance, User experience
National Category
Computer Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40886OAI: diva2:795781
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Subject / course
Computer Science
2015-02-23, Växjö, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-03-17Bibliographically approved

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