The benefit of web based apps:
•  Single solution available across all browsers and phone operating systems
•. Centralized solutions
•. Real time updates that are not dependent on app stores or mobile operating systems
•. Faster software and app updates

Native apps provide the following benefits:
• Take full advantage of the phone or tablets features
• Typically faster operating speeds due to local software, can enhance performance
• Local storage can improve load speeds
• The App Store connection can be a benefit for storage, advertising, etc.

If you are thinking of developing an app, pay close attention to the benefits of the benefits of Web based apps compared to Native apps.  Do your research – including cost estimates – and make your development choice based on the needs of the visitors you are trying to receive.