Here I will explain the points regarding Unity platform. Will also explain when & why to use unity as a development platform!
Native apps are built in native programming languages like Objective-C or Swift for iOS and Java for Android operating systems which are not platform independent.
While Unity is platform independent because “write once export everywhere”.
Code once works everywhere
Unity projects need to be written once and can be built for both Android and iOS (and Windows, PlayStation, Facebook etc). This saves development time that in turn saves development cost. With any software come bugs. While there will be similar bugs in Android and iOS for hybrid apps- there will be two different types of bugs in native apps since they’re built off of two different code bases.
Frameworks such as unity reduce the time taken to build feature rich mobile apps. Developers can add common features like Geolocation, dialer support, push notifications by going through a plugin installation. A vibrant plugin ecosystem makes it easy to utilize native capabilities of the mobile operating systems
Plugins, Plugins, Plugins
Open Source plugins are available for all hybrid app frameworks like unity PhoneGap, Cordova and ionic. These make it easy to connect to third parties without having to build connectors.
Web Application included
The mobile app source code can be hosted on a web server which makes it a web application. You don’t have to develop another web application.
5. Use ready template
Unity assets store provides numbers of free & paid completed projects. Start your project using ready project.
The above-mentioned points explain why Unity should be your first choice rather than a requirement. So don’t waste a dime on native if you have the vision to grow & make a mark on different platforms. Hire Unity Developers for your unique idea & let them amaze you with the execution.