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Hybrid VS Native Mobile Apps

In an age where you can find a mobile app for every single purpose, the selection of an appropriate mobile app development platform becomes quiet crucial from business point of view. Maximum and regular customer engagement is the main goal while choosing from web, hybrid and native app development platforms. A lot of factors are involved in this process and hence one cannot generalize single development platform for creation of different types of apps. Out of these three, the native and hybrid platforms are the most popular ones. Take a look at the following table for better differentiating between hybrid and native apps with sufficient knowledge about their strengths and weaknesses:

Hybrid VS Native Mobile Apps

Features Native Mobile Apps Hybrid Mobile Apps
Development skills Objective C, Java HTML5, CSS, Javascript
Development Language Native Only Native and Web/Web Only
Development Cost Expensive Reasonable
Development Time Long Short
Multi-Platform Support No Yes
Deployment Difficult Easy
Device Specific Features High Moderate
Code Portability None High
Approval Process Mandatory Low Overhead
App Features
Distribution Appstore Appstore
Performance Fast Moderate
Graphics Native APIs HTML, Canvas, SVG
Native Look and Feel Native Emulated
Device Access
Geolocation Yes Yes
Camera Yes Yes
Offline Storage Secure File Storage Shared SQL, Secure File Storage
Notifications Yes Yes
Calendar, Contacts Yes Yes
Speed Very Fast Medium
Connectivity Online and offline Online and offline
Pinch, Spread Yes Yes
Swipe Yes Yes


The above mentioned table demonstrates how hybrid and native mobile apps, both emerge as winners for different applications and the budding entrepreneurs as well as the established businesses have plenty of options to choose from and invest in the development of exactly the same type of mobile app that they wish to own to jump-start their business growth.