The Difference between Native & Hybrid App
Courtesy of @ui.helen
I got a question about what is the difference in those 2 approaches of mobile apps and was surprised that this subject is not very well understood among designers.
Can we say this subject is more directed towards development @domenicosolazzo can you help here?
In a nutshell, this is my brief understanding of the difference. But I never had a chance to design a hybrid app worked only with native apps. By the way, I love windows mobile, do you?
A native app is designed to run on a specific mobile operating system. It won't run on other mobile operating systems. Native apps typically have better performance with rendering and animations than hybrid apps.
A hybrid app is designed to work on multiple platforms;
ifs a mobile app that contains a web view (an isolated browser instance) to run a web application inside of a native app, using a native app wrapper that can communicate with the native device platform and the web view.
– Fastest and most responsive experience to users
– Higher investment of time, talent and resources
– Higher costs and development
– Medium performance comparable to Native apps
– Save money and time
– Faster development cycle
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