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Native App vs. Web App – Which Is Best for Live Audience Software?
By Liz Holland on

Live audience software is generally available in two forms: native app and web app. What are the differences? Which should you choose to meet your company’s needs?

Native Apps

A native app is designed for a particular mobile device and must be installed directly via an app store or other source. Native apps take up memory and they must be updated and maintained.

Web Apps

Web apps, on the other hand, are internet-enabled apps that are accessible via any browser on a phone or computer. They don’t need to be downloaded in order to be accessed, so they are more… accessible. Users can access them any time on the fly.

Native vs. Web: A Quick Comparison

The main drawback of the native app is that the user must dedicate device memory and invest time in an initial download. Then, they have to keep downloading updates over time. A Web app, on the other hand, is always available and updates itself automatically because the software is maintained server-side by the provider. This makes it even easier to keep your audience informed and involved.

Web App Advantages

Recently, the popularity of web app live audience software has risen. Mobile device use has made it easier than ever to access feedback apps on the fly. Today, most people have regular access to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. While native apps have a lot to offer, web apps are more easily accessible and require less maintenance. Web app solutions:

  • Don’t require downloads or installations
  • Don’t take up device memory
  • Are always up-to-date
  • Don’t require download fees
  • Don’t require IT support
  • Are accessible anywhere, anytime

Features to Consider

If you’re interested in checking out web app versions of live audience software, consider the following features:

  • Authentication or login methods
  • Level of flexibility and customization
  • Encryption options for privacy
  • Level of user-friendliness
  • Fast and efficient setup features
  • Reporting tools for data analysis

Try Our Web App for Free

If you’re trying to decide which type of live audience software to use for your meeting or event, take advantage of our quick and easy chat feature accessible via our homepage. Our team would love to help. We are available around the clock to help you wade through the many options out there. We also have another article on this topic that you might want to check out. We at MeetingPulse created our own web-based live audience software because we wanted to create a top-notch app to facilitate meetings and events via simple, intuitive technology. We’d love to talk to you any time.

Best of all, we offer free trials for anyone who is interested, so you can experiment with our web app yourself. See what the fuss is all about! We’d love to show you how our technology can up the quality and efficacy of your meetings… one browser at a time.


At MeetingPulse, we provide a simple and convenient web app version of live feedback software. Our real-time survey and polling software runs easily from any browser, so you’ll never need to download an app. Anyone can easily participate using their mobile device or computer via a short link. MeetingPulse technology was developed with simplicity in mind and offers a wide array of customizable options to fit your interactive meeting needs. Please contact us for more information or click on ‘Keep Me Posted’ on our blog page to receive blog updates and our free ebook.

Does MeetingPulse work with PowerPoint?
Sure, more about it here
What platforms do you support?
We want 100% of your audience to be engaged, which is why we developed MeetingPulse to work in a web browser. Your audience can join from their iPhone, their Amazon fire tablet, their Linux laptop, their Windows PC or any other device that has a web browser.
Can I customize MeetingPulse?
To make MeetingPulse a seamless addition to your meetings, we offer custom themes. We'll use your logo and your colors for the attendee and broadcast view. Your company name will be included in the webpage's title.

Your meeting can have its own domain. This is great if you are going to promote your meeting offline. For example, you could use instead of
Want to know more about what MeetingPulse can do? Go to the features page.
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