One of the common misconceptions is that mobile apps & web apps are similar things. But the two are completely altered from each other. Not only it’s different for the users but their development and deployment process are also poles apart from each other. So if you are planning to create an online platform through Web Development Companies for your business, the first thing that strikes your mind is whether you want to have mobile apps or web apps, perhaps both. 

But let’s figure out the differences between mobile apps and web apps.

Mobile Application vs. Web application

Mobile applications are built upon specific platforms – such as ios and android.  The mostly authorized application can only be download from app store & play store. Besides, the applications will ask you for your permission to access system resources like location and camera.  The applications may involve the content and data from the Internet or automatically create the cache of the content so that you can access without an internet connection.

Web applications, on the other hand, are opened via internet browsers and will become accustomed according to the device you are accessing from. They are not designed for any particular platform & you don’t need to download it. Most of the web app does look similar like the native mobile app and their functions are kind of same that’s where the confusion between two build up.

Mobile applications are expensive to build than web apps as they are platform specific. The app may consume the data from the Internet, in similar facet like the website, or it may download the content so that it can be accessed without an Internet connection.  Starting an app for all the platform means you need to start it from the beginning in term of design & development. However, they are much faster and tend to be more advanced in terms of features and functionality.

Mobile App Development is built up using the specific programming and IDE. As you know, Apple device operates on the ios operating system. The ios apps are built using programming language -C or Swift, and the Xcode IDE.

JavaScript, CSS & HTML 5 is the programming languages through which you can develop the web apps. There are no specific standard software development kits for building web apps. In comparison to the mobile application, web apps are faster and simpler to the user with customised advanced features.

Progressive Web Apps

It is worth to make progressive web apps to highlight your business presence. The web application lacks the functionality that those mobile apps can provide you, progressive web apps fall somewhere in between the web app and mobile app. PWA is quickly loadable and works offline. The few basic progression of the progressive web applications are application cache feature and websites now can store a lot of data offline. PWA can also be used without internet connections and provide some marvellous feature like push notifications, native video and audio capture, and native video playback.

Security is always a concern. Web applications are easily hack-able in comparison to the native mobile application. One can easily crack the code of web application which is hard with mobile apps. Along with all these, there is more susceptibility Web application such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection and many others which mobile applications are pretty much safe.

Mobile applications are made up for a particular platform or for a specific environment. While on the other hand, web Applications are independent of this environment and can adapt to all the devices.


Considering all the mentioned information before making the decision, whether you want to build a web app and a native mobile application. In case if you can afford, you may also choose to develop both the type of app for your business.  Several enterprises have both website for their general web presence, as well as a downloadable native app to accommodate more specific requirements. In the end, it’s all about choosing the right tool for the job.

ARKA Software’s believes in fulfilling client requirements. We have top app developers USA who have the capability for any kind of web development. So if you want to create your website or web applications using our service feel free to contact us. You can share your detail information about your business plan through our mail id- [email protected]

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