Why is the world shifting towards Hybrid Apps?

Mobile applications have turned into a basic need of organizations to catch clients. Application developers from everywhere throughout the world are simply endeavoring to satisfy the client needs of best user experience on cell phone. It has turned out to be befuddling to build up an immaculate application and pick a correct strategy of application development for your business. All things considered, there are various platforms in which mobile applications are being developed. Let’s discuss the two major paradigms, Native and Hybrid.



The word ‘native’ refers to ‘local’. You can guess from this word that native apps would be the apps which are local to the platforms they are inherent. They are developed for the particular platform, thus, making them platform dependent.


A native mobile application is a software program that is developed for use on a particular platform or device such as Java for android application development, Swift or Objective C for iOS backed up with strong databases.


It has quick execution and is immaculate from all viewpoints. But it has a drawback that it must have two versions if it is to be dispatched on numerous stages, for example, Android and iOS.


On the off chance that an application is developed in Java and the client is an iOS user, he can not utilize the application. Likewise, if an application is developed in Objective C or Swift, it can not be utilized by an Android user. Along these lines, to beat this weakness, the concept of hybrid applications was introduced.


Now, you must be thinking that what are hybrid apps?


Again, you can make a guess from the word ‘hybrid’. Yes! You guessed right. Whenever you listen the word ‘hybrid’, the first thing that comes in mind is ‘combination’, ‘dual’, ‘multiple’ or something like that.


So, hybrid applications are those apps that are developed for multiple platforms. Like the sites on the web, they are worked with a mix of web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The key difference is that hybrid apps are hosted inside a native application that utilizes a mobile platform WebView. They have one code base. This empowers them to access hardware capacities of the cell phone.


Hybrid applications are cross-stage applications which imply they can be composed in one programming dialect. Hybrid applications, for example, HTML5, JavaScript and CSS went through a long voyage before it started its guaranteed potential. For hybrid applications, JavaScript connections are required to get to mobile functions, for example, GPS, camera, phonebook and so on.


The questions that arise here is that what are those platforms in which we can develop hybrid apps?


There are multiple frameworks for developing mobile applications offering native-like functionality. Some of them are:

  • Cordova
  • PhoneGap
  • React Native
  • NativeScript
  • Ionic


Let’s look into the advantages hybrid applications has over native applications and due to which hybrid apps are gaining popularity.


Development Time:


Hybrid applications save development time. The development team doesn’t need to squander their opportunity building up numerous applications for a various stage. Because of this hybrid apps have turned out to be so prominent among the mobile application development organizations.


Platform Independent:


The major advantage hybrid applications offer is that they are platform independent. They can run on multiple operating systems.


Quality Assurance:


The app testing for hybrid applications also becomes easy as several test scripts for each app type are not required.


No App Store Restrictions:


Today, discharging a native application includes bundling the code, submitting it to the application store, and sitting tight for it to be affirmed. The whole procedure can take time, somewhere in the range of two to seven days. This is an unfathomable length of time in the mobile world. Mobile application engineers need to have the capacity to refresh their mobile applications like their web applications, various times each day if essential. This isn’t conceivable with the confinements of application stores, and hybrid applications are the way out.




As there are always two sides to a picture so is the situation here. Hybrid applications, where, offer bunches of favorable circumstances there are a few inconveniences as well. Hybrid Applications are slower in speed than native applications because in the case of native apps all the static content is downloaded once the app is installed whereas the hybrid applications first need to go through the hybrid platform and execute the code and afterward deliver to the gadget hardware. Thus, the content is loaded from the server making it slow. But since there are a lot of advantages so hybrid applications are the future of mobile application development.


Hence, we also develop hybrid apps at Ashtex Solutions. We have an extensive portfolio of wrapper apps which are built in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, AngularJS and Node JS. We work towards bringing the best product to our customer having a superior quality and business value.