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Mobile: Hybrid or Native regarding performance RRS feed

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  • Considering the latest advances in Mobile development on the Microsoft stack (May 2014), is there a significant difference in Bing Map performance between Native applications and Multi-platform VS/Cordova Hybrid apps? I'm planning an application that will deliver many POIs relative to a user location, and a JS/HTML5 Hybrid app would accomplish the most with the least development. However, load speed is of high importance. Would the speed differential be significant? Thanks for your insight.
    Friday, May 23, 2014 11:57 AM

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  • Hybrid apps work well with the Bing Maps JavaScript control. The only issues appear to be with performance on lower end Android devices. Native apps have the potential to handle more data but if you are rendering a lot of data on a mobile app it might be better to rethink how the data will be loaded and viewed. If you created a native app for Windows Phone you would have the benefit of having offline maps. Hybrid apps with Bing Maps require an internet connection to work. All this said I have seen a lot a people use the Bing Maps AJAX control in hybrid apps for several years now. Here are some useful resources to get you started:

    http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/maps/archive/2013/06/28/cross-platform-development-with-bing-maps-and-phonegap.aspx

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Cross-Platform-Bing-Maps-e96600d5


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    Friday, May 23, 2014 12:18 PM
  • Thank you Ricky, this was the fastest response I've ever received, and the assurance I was looking for. I'll build the Hybrid App first as planned to quickly reach a broad audience, and if the application finds good success I'll invest in Native versions for the added functionality. Thanks again.
    Friday, May 23, 2014 1:03 PM