If you are considering to build WebRTC vs Native Video chat app, check our pros/cons and ideal uses for different approaches.

Full blog post is https://vidyo.io/blog/how-to/build-native-web-based-video-chat-application/

 

                                                        

Pros

              Native App

  • Discrete app rather than browser tab
  • Full access to native OS and resources
  • Consistent performance across operating systems

                 WebRTC App

  • Generally faster to develop
  • No software for user to download/install
  • Universally accessible on different devices
Cons

             Native App

  • Requires development knowledge for supported operating systems
  • Development process can take longer

             WebRTC App

  • Can be inadvertently closed as a browser tab
  • Browser incompatibility
  • Lower degree of control
Ideal Uses

          Native App

  • Power or frequent users
  • Performance sensitive applications
  • Video quality is critical
  • More than two participants

           WebRTC App

  • Occasional users
  • Convenience is more important than quality
  • Short Calls
  • Two-way call

 

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