An Overview of Mobile Web AppsPosted: January 31, 2012 | Author: flash | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: apps, Web | Comments Off
The advantage of using native applications is that you download a considerable part of the interface when you download the application originally, so when you use the application you are only loading the relevant data. Additionally, the native applications can also take the advantage of the platform’s integrated development features such as the standard UIs, which further help in boosting the performance.
The web apps for mobiles work in the similar fashion as a website. It loads the entire content of the page when you wish to access the site. You may use the browser cache to speed up things, but the images, content, graphics, data and scripts are all loaded from the web server. The user interface of the mobile web apps is customized in a way to suit the mobile platform. Sites like iPlayer and YouTube make use of more grid-based button layouts, presenting controls within the applications in the same way as native mobile apps.