Hybrid Mobile Applications resemble whatever other applications you'll discover on your phone. They can be installed on your device. You can discover them in app stores. With them, you can play games, draw in your companions through online networking, take photos, track your health, and much more.
It is very difficult to point out how a mobile application is developed. Hybrid mobile application are also the same. If the code is written well, they are no different than native applications. From the prospective of user, No one cares. All what user needs is a properly running program. Trying to figure out if a mobile application is hybrid or native is like trying to differentiate rare grape varieties of wine. Unless you’re a sommelier or someone who really cares about it, it’s not terribly important. What matters is that the wine tastes good.
as long as the mobile application are useful from user prospective, users dont care either they are native or hybrid.
How are hybrid mobile apps built?
Assests like HTML, CSS, JS are packaged by tooling made available through Apache Cordova to target platform SDKs. Once build, they run as smooth as other applications in the device. Tools from Apache Cordova is command line interface. While you can increase productivity by using IDEs like Visual Studio and solutions like the Telerik Platform.
When should you build a hybrid mobile app?
Before you choose the platform you should understand the technical and non-technical merits of hybrid versus alternatives like web and native – especially as it relates to your mobile application’s requirements. For example:
Which mobile platforms do you wish to target?
Do you want to distribute your application via app stores?
Are you looking to utilize the capabilities of the mobile device?
What are the technical abilities of your development team?
Does the one-size-fit-all approach of hybrid really live up to its promise?
Which mobile platforms do you wish to target ?
If you have more than one target platform, you can have lots of choices. We has lots of solution for this. Having mobile browser as target - Hybrid lends itself well to this approach as well because of its reliance upon the WebView.
While the native is in unique place. In the case of iOS, it’s Objective-C or Swift; for Android, it’s Java; and for Windows Phone, it’s C#. It should be noted that native deliverables can built using cross-platform technologies like Xamarin, React Native, and NativeScript.
Who is building hybrid apps?
The popular Hybrid mobile application includes Basecamp, Instagram, Yelp, Untappd, and SydJS. More application can be found on the showcases for PhoneGap, Ionic, Telerik Platform, and AppGyver.
By Shristi Baral →