Contact Info Contact Info
(+632) 654 0001
Unit 3101 One Corporate Center, Julia
Vargas Avenue, Corner Meralco Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines

Our Blog


Pros and Cons of Mobile App versus Web Based App

Image by Geralt from Pixabay

Mobile Apps or software run on android and iOs activate once you tap on them. The web-based app, on the other hand, runs when you use a website through a URL or link. The other name for apps is the native app. An example of a native is the preinstalled apps in your phone such as GPS, Google Map, camera,  and mobile hotspot. Examples of the web-based app include WhatsApp desktop, Google docs, Google slides, and some Microsoft office apps. Let’s explore the pros and cons of both terms:

Mobile app


  • Faster than website apps

  • Works offline

  • More functionality since they can access the computer’s resources.

  • Safe and secure – App publishing sites such as the Apple store and Google play store have to approve the apps first.


  • Expensive to build than website apps.

  • Expensive maintenance and updates.

  • Can be difficult to get approval from an app store.

  • Needs compatibility with many platforms such as Android and iOS.

Website apps


  • Doesn’t need downloading or installing. You only need a browser.

  • Easy maintenance because they use a common codebase regardless of app platforms.

  • Quick and easy to build than mobile apps.

  • Doesn’t require an app store approval.


  • Don’t work offline

  • Less advance in features and slower than mobile apps

  • Less visible than mobile apps since they aren’t listed in app store.

  • Without quality and security guarantees.

Should I go for mobile or website apps?

  • Your need for mobile or website apps depends on your needs.

  • You can get both advantages if you invest in both – mobile and web-based app.

Tags: , ,