From an end users point of view hybrid apps appear just like a native app and are downloaded from app stores. However, hybrid apps use a hybrid mix of native and web technologies. This is commonly in the form of a thin native shell with web technology in the centre. Overall, hybrid apps are gaining popularity as they benefit from the best of the web and native worlds.
  • Easier to build and maintain across multiple platforms
  • Small amount of platform-specific native coding required
  • Easier to convert to a 100% web experience if desired
  • The overall experience delivered is rich and benefits from access to all of the phones’ native features through the native shell including camera, gyro, calendars etc
  • Native functionality can be used selectively where it provides most value
  • Enables a great balance between cross-platform flexibility and richness
  • Hybrid apps are easy to maintain for users, as they see updates right away thanks to the web technology
  • Hybrid apps benefit from being able to go onto the various app stores and benefit from a smaller download size
  • Operating platform upgrades may require app updates to be made similar to the native app
  • Changes to native code would require resubmission to app stores
Contact the Applause Digital team today on 1300 123 246 to see how we can help you develop your hybrid application.