We used to classify mobile applications based on several criteria into three categories, native, cross-platform, and hybrid. Native apps have source code in specific programming languages, which are supported by native OSs. Therefore, native apps have complete access to hardware and OS features of corresponding native devices. It means iOS apps never run on Android devices and vice verso.
Against these all, cross-platform applications can run on any devices, and any mobile OS platform thanks to the direct support of the majority of native devices and OS features using native interface. Whereas, hybrid mobile applications are deploying in a native container, which is using a Web View object through mobile browsers.
Therefore, hybrid apps have limited access to native hardware and software features and greatly rely on the capabilities of browsers. Despite such pitfalls, hybrid apps have a big place in the market and used extensively by SMBs due to the following key advantages of the latest Hybrid App Development technologies and techniques.
One thing we should keep in mind that most SMBs prefer hybrid app development against RWD (Responsive Web Design) of their website. So, our most of comparisons are remaining with RWD, and hardly some with native app development.
Let’s check those key advantages in the current post and guide prospective clients to leverage it in favor of their businesses.
Rapid & Low-Cost Hybrid App Development
We know native app development requires native resources like knowledge of native programming languages like Swift/Objective-Cfor iOS app development and Java/Kotlin for Android app development along with fluency on the native IDE and tools.
Therefore, the availability of hybrid app developers is ample and at cheaper rates than native app development. Coding is fast in hybrid app programming, and support of frameworks is awesome for hybrid app designing.
In sum, you can create a hybrid mobile app within the shortest turnarounds and desired features & functionality.
Better UI & UX with Hybrid Application Development Compared to RWD
Many small and medium businesses (SMBs)prefer to have a responsive web design for their business to cover the vast audience available on the web. However,hybrid mobile application development is one step ahead in UI design and UX than a responsive site struggling for performance and UX.
The majority of SMBs are suffering from budgetary constraints and time constraints to go for native or even cross-platform app development. Therefore, hybrid development is remaining an excellent choice for them to provide better UI and UX on various mobile devices compared to responsive web design (RWD)for their businesses.
Hybrid apps have simple back-end and attractive front-end even with minimalist design approaches.
Better Speed Performance with Hybrid Mobile App Development Compared to RWD
We know load speed, and fast inter activities always are issues with RWD despite improved technologies and speed of the Internet. For hybrid mobile applications development, it is not an issue at all because all required components are already present in the client devices and hybrid app developers have to count only the CPU power of the client devices, not on Internet connection speed.
The Internet connection requires only when hybrid app need to connect with the integrated web services whether from the cloud servers or web servers.
No Need for All-time Web Connection for Hybrid Apps
RWD requires an uninterrupted web connection to function, but hybrid apps never it because the majority of resources available in the client devices where hybrid apps have installed. Web connection becomes essential for hybrid apps only when real-time data interactions take place, or some web services APIs have integrated and need updates frequently.
Therefore, hybrid app development allows offline functioning of an app and take updates of the web services whenever connection restored.
Hybrid mobile apps wrapped within a native container provided by Apache Cordova. It provides apps the access to most of native hardware/device and software/OS features. It looks native-like functioning of the hybrid app and gives the same experiences. Moreover, due to the native wrapper, the hybrid app works freely with other native or cross-platform apps residing in the same client, and provide seamless user experiences without any conflict on app functions.
No Version Updates for Hybrid App Development
If you have an RWD site in any technology, version updates are frequent. Similarly,native mobile OS platforms like iOS and Android OS also take regular version updates to provide better features, UX, and security. Therefore, developers have to pass through frequent update installation and integrations for native apps. Sometimes, they have to create a new app from scratch when a major OS update occurs.
High quality Custom Hybrid App Development is the demand of the day. SysBunny is a pool of talented hybrid app developers with the required expertise and prolonged experiences to address your bespoke business needs in the app. Cost-effective and rapid hybrid app development is our forte in the market. Would you like to discuss your next project with us?
Hemant Parmar is a veteran mobile app consultant. He is co-founder of the company. Thanks to his prolonged exposure to mobile application development projects for myriads of niches and industries, he is capable of providing high-end mobile app development consultancy. He is devoted to providing honest and transparent consultancy services for clienteles looking for righteous guidance to augment their niche services/products using the latest mobile technologies.