The big question among developers and business owners these days are on choosing between a hybrid app and a native app. There are some advantages and benefits of choosing each, so does there are some drawbacks. Let me tell you why you should go for a hybrid mobile app as compared to a native app in 2016.
The main reason which pulls back businesses from adopting a hybrid app development is that hybrid mobile apps do not have the look and feel available in its native counterpart.
With the availability of modern frameworks like Ionic, Onsen, and Cordova it is possible to bring the native look and feel to the hybrid mobile app. When a user uses a mobile app, they will be just focused on their user interface and experience with the mobile app, and they will not even think whether it is hybrid or native app. So it is all about user engagement with the mobile app and not the type of app.
Advantages of Hybrid Mobile App
- Less development cost as compared to native since the hybrid mobile app is dependent on one code and multiple platforms. So there is no need to allocate a separate budget for iOS and Android developers.
- You can do the initial deployment and further updates from a common platform. This will be a great thing from the user side. Because there is no need to go to app store and update the app from their end.
- Access to device functions like camera and GPS. This enables developers to develop hybrid mobile which uses the device features extensively.
- Hybrid mobile apps offer better speed and offline usage of data since it has access to device API to store data. This will help the end users of the hybrid mobile apps in saving their bandwidth usage.
In coming years, most of the developers and businesses will be shifting to hybrid mobile apps. According to predictions from Gartner, by the year 2016, more than 50 percent of mobile apps deployed will be hybrid.