Hybrid App Development

A hybrid app is created as a single app for use on multiple platforms like Android, iPhone, and Windows.

Hybrid applications are actually native apps and web apps combined together.

It is a single product that works on many operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows etc.

They look and feel like a native application but are actually run by company website. Created with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, It is basically a web-based program put in a native app shell and connected to the device hardware.

Why Hybrid?

Decreased Cost

If you are budget-centric, app development occurs only once for all the platforms (Android, iOS, Windows) and you don’t need to hire different programmers.

Low Maintenance

As we already know hybrid apps are web apps incorporated in a native shell, so its content can be updated as many times as you need or want. So, hybrid apps have a low maintenance.

Shorter Time to Market

How quickly do you want your app to go live? As there is a high competition in the market and the same idea being pitched by more than one entrepreneur, you want to introduce your app to the target audience as quickly as possible. If that’s the case, then you should go for Hybrid App.

React native is a rising open source platform & the future of Hybrid Mobile App Development. Basically, it based on JavaScript & allows you to build a mobile app using JavaScript. Primarily, it gives more attention to the view part of the app. Some well-known apps built using React Native are – Facebook, Walmart, UberEATS&Instagram etc.

Features :

  • Offers a lot of Plugins and completely support Node.Js
  • Great Response Time and Extremely fast.
  • Compatible with iPhone & Android.
  • Reusable Components.
  • React Native is open-source.
  • Less Memory Usage.
  • Just write once & Utilize react native UI components to an existing app code. You do not need to rewrite again.

Ionic is the most popular & favorite framework on the list for the hybrid app development.It is an HTML5 mobile app development framework which is designed with native-styled UI elements. It is used to build hybrid mobile apps.The cool thing about it is that Iconic has a rich set of advanced features such as mobile components, interactive paradigms, typography, and an extensible base theme that makes the job easier.

Features :

  • Expertise in the advanced technologies such as CSS, HTML AngularJS or Javascript components.
  • Support for Angular material design.
  • Wrapping Angular Framework.
  • The Ionic framework is easily maintainable.
  • Scalable.
  • Easy to read.
  • Open source & free.

Xamarin is a Microsoft-owned San Francisco California-based software company founded in May 2011 which has cross-platform implementations of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications (often called Microsoft .NET).

With a C# shared codebase, developers can use Xamarin tools to write native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with native user interfaces and share code across multiple platforms, including Windows and MacOS. Xamarin is one of the top hybrid mobile app development framework. It saves your time regarding re-utilizing abilities, tools, teams and the best significant part is code. You can influence the array of Xamarin and Android APIs as well as design an amazing experience for glass with the Android SDK and GDK.

PhoneGap is the most popular cross-platform framework for mobile hybrid application development. From the team behind Apache Cordova, the Adobe PhoneGap framework is an open source distribution of the Cordova framework. With PhoneGap, you can reuse existing web development skills to quickly make hybrid applications built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for multiple platforms with a single codebase so you can reach your audience no matter their device.

The core of Apache Cordova applications uses CSS3 and HTML5 for their rendering and JavaScript for their logic. HTML5 provides access to underlying hardware such as the accelerometer, camera, and GPS. However, browsers’ support for HTML5-based device access is not consistent across mobile browsers, particularly older versions of Android.

Apache Cordova can be extended with native plug-ins, allowing developers to add more functionalities that can be called from JavaScript, making it communicate directly between the native layer and the HTML5 page. These plugins allow access to the device’s accelerometer, camera, compass, file system, microphone, and more.

Framework 7 is known to make the web development process agile. The coolest thing about Framework 7 is, unlike other hybrid frameworks, it has no external dependency on tools like Angular or React.

Some useful features provided by Framework7 are native scrolling, library agnostic, pages transition animation, multiple views support, hardware accelerated animations via CSS3, route pages by using the combination of XHR, caching, browser history and preloading.

Features :

  • Super easy & comfortable to use. You just have to know the CSS, HTML or JavaScript.
  • Open Source.
  • A Lots of UI elements and widgets.
  • Powerful performance.
  • Use a lot of animation.
  • Totally free from license fee.