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Should you Learn Native App Development or Web Development ?

Should you Learn Native App Development or Web Development ?

Should you Learn Native App Development or Web Development?

The main questions to ask yourself when deciding which one to begin with are:

Where do you want your apps?

  • Do you want them to be accessible by everyone anywhere without a barrier to entry? Then go web development.

  • Do you want your app to only exist on specific platforms or take advantage of platform-specific features? Maybe go for native app development.

There is also one other thing you want to keep in mind when learning something:

Your goals

Some goals that people usually have when making the jump into development are:

  • Accepting a full-time position at a company

  • Freelancing

  • Just wanting to learn something new

Your goals will always influence what you want to learn and what you want to do.

For the first two goals, research what you need to make them happen. What technology stack are companies and potential clients hiring for? Once you research that, then you know which way to go!

If you just want to learn something new, then pick the one you find the most interesting! You don’t want to choose the one that you are going to get burned out on cause you thought it was right. Also, you don’t have to choose only one. You can choose to learn both! You never know when both will come in handy.

Just starting out 

If you’re just starting out, and you don’t know which one to pick, then I really suggest starting with something that gives you a quick return on investment like front end development.

It’s easy and doesn’t require more than a plain text editor. You can even do it on the web at sites like or jsfiddle, which means if you only have a Chromebook or iPad to start with, you can start learning.