What is the difference between Hybrid and Native Apps?
Native Apps are native to user's OS. They are developed specifically to user's operating system. iOS apps are developed using Swift or Objective-C and Android Apps are developed using Java. Hybrid Apps are, at core, websites packaged into a native container.
Hybrid or Native, which one to choose?
Ultimately, your business needs and budget will determine the best option for your company's mobile strategy. Here's Pro and Con's of both the methods:
01 Native Pro's:
- Superior User Experience
- Access to device's hardware/software components (GPS/Location/Calender/Shake/Tilts/AddressBook, etc)
- Rich looking UI
- Better Security
- Better Performance
- Better Speed
- Work in offline mode as well.
02 Hybrid Pro's:
- Cheaper to develop
- Faster Speed to market
- Single code base for multiple platforms with some adjustment specific to device Operating System
- Access to device's hardware/software components through plug-ins