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Why develop a Hybrid App instead of a Native or Web App?

  |   consagous-mobile-apps, Mobile

The first and foremost decision before entering into the development phase is to decide whether you wish to develop a native, hybrid, or web app. All the stated kinds of apps are having their own pros and cons, but which one is the perfect match for your requirements is the most basic question here.
 
Let’s closely analyze all the factors on which this decision depends.

  • Budget,
  • Timeline,
  • User Experience,
  • Future Maintenance, and
  • Skills of the developer

 
 

The reason why the Hybrid apps are preferred over native and web apps

A hybrid app is ornamented with the features of both native and the web app and provide a type of mid-way approach with a cluster of advantages.
 
Mobile app development is an agile market and has shown exponential growth in the recent past. This article is to enlist the nitty-gritty to be taken into account before opting for Hybrid app development including the pros and cons of Hybrid app development.
 
 

How a Hybrid App Developer defines a Hybrid Application?

A web app with a native app ‘container’ which allows the app to leverage few features of the native platform and the device hardware which is not accessible to a normal web app is a Hybrid App.
 
Just like web application, Hybrid apps are commonly built with the use of front-end development technologies and coding languages namely HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, which enable the app to perform on the cross-platform level.
 
Hybrid apps can be installed on your device just like any native app.
 
The biggest USP of building a Hybrid app is that you only ‘NEED TO BUILD ONE VERSION’ of your app.
 
Putting it different manner, you need not design, develop, and maintain separate versions of your app to run on multiple platforms but still, you will be able to deliver a native-like user experience to your users.
 
Another benefit but it is specific to the developers, they only require to use the skills they already have and need not acquire platform-specific skill set.
 
Like, they will only require using generic front-end technology like HTML5,  CSS3, and JavaScript and need not learn platform-specific programming languages, like Apple’s Objective-C, Swift, and Xcode; or software development kits (SDKs)—the tools used to create native apps and separate integrated development environments (IDEs).
 
But, it is not always a complete win-win. There are a few benefits you will lose to the cross-platform flexibility and ease of development.
 
The native apps are singularly optimized for a single platform which means they are meant to perform best on the designated platforms or devices and especially if the app data is heavy and needs to be refreshed very frequently and also when the app is graphic-rich.
 
Furthermore, given that the native apps have unrestrained access to device’s hardware and APIs, they are more inclined to earn a bigger applaud in terms of user experience.
 
We briefed it to the minimum possible extent so that you can gather a basic understanding of the edge that Hybrid app provides over the native and web apps.
 
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