Hybrid Apps

Web Designer & Developer based in London, UK; highly experienced in designing & developing the custom Wordpress websites.

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Hybrid Over Native


Hybrid applications are web applications (or web pages) in the native browser, such as UIWebView in iOS and WebView in Android (not Safari or Chrome). Hybrid apps are developed using HTML, CSS and Javascript, and then wrapped in a native application using platforms like Cordova. Allows you to use any web-native framework you want, and there are plenty of these. The application development is faster, simpler, more rapid and the application is easier to maintain. You can change platforms anytime you need, Cordova lets you build your app for more than one platform just by one adding the line of code. As for the phone hardware such as the camera or Bluetooth, Cordova has a vast repository of plugins you may use. The main problem with hybrid apps is that they still depend on the native browser, which means they are not as fast as native apps.

Both native and hybrid are ways to fulfil the different needs and preferences of users and developers, and none of them can be thought of as a perfect solution. They have their strengths and weaknesses, and it is up to you to decide which of them fits you better and which one you will use in your application.

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