Basics of Hybrid Mobile Application Development

by Aimee Phelps Aimee Phelps is a Digital Marketer at thirstyDevs

Today, there are active 3.5 billion smartphone users in the world that means almost every third person in this world uses smartphones. Looking for this huge number no wonder that digital businesses have stopped asking themselves whether they should build a mobile app a long time ago. Currently, The Business Owners are asking for suggestions about which mobile development approach they take. The answer to all that question is Hybrid Mobile App Development

Anyone who has ever built a mobile app for growing business knows there is no approach like a one-size-fits-all. Many applications are only set on one approach, whether many applications can be built using a different approach. Some applications are best for the web approach or some are best for the native or mobile approach.

Selecting the right mobile development approach is never an easy thing. The first part of any development approach is to set the priorities or requirements of owners. Later on, think about future trends and meet growing user expectations while sticking to a budget. 

Recently, Hybrid Mobile Application Development is maintaining its increasing popularity.

Growing stage in Hybrid Mobile Application Development

According to the survey of recent development, this survey aims to know which tools and technologies are used by developers for building apps. A large number of developers are a part of this survey and ⅓ percent of developers voted in favor of hybrid.

Hybrid apps are a mixture of the pros and cons of native and web apps. They use web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS but also provide native platform features. Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Uber, Cryptochange, or JustWatch, are all excellent examples of hybrid apps that can access native features such as the GPS, camera, contacts, and various sensors and run on both Android and iOS.

Mobile apps are written in a platform-specific programming language like Objective-C or Swift for iOS, Java for Android, and all languages using it’s predefined platform-specific development tools.

Due to no other approach existing all mobile apps were native apps. Presently scenario is changed due to developing a Hybrid Mobile App Development Framework such as React Native, Ionic, Flutter, Etc. Finally, App Developers can write a code for an app once and run anywhere, anytime.

The Hybrid Mobile App Development approach has its benefits and weaknesses, and it is essential to understand them before deciding to use them.

Hybrid Mobile Application Development

Benefits of Hybrid Mobile App Development

Nowadays Hybrid Mobile Application Development approach allows companies to support their web development talent to enter the mobile market because they use the same skills to build an app for iOS or Android. There are 30 times more web developers than native app developers and these fact figures reflect the company’s economic structure.  Startups and small companies can save a lot of money by using this available talent pool.

Apart from helping companies to save money, With the Hybrid Mobile App Development, it is easy to target multiple platforms without maintaining multiple coding tools, with these great features help to reach a large number of users.

A weakness of Hybrid Mobile Application Development

As all know that hybrid apps use a single codebase for all major app platforms, sometimes it does not match the level of native apps by using a common codebase. In hybrid app development, it is hard to implement or satisfy the unique requirements because it does not support the full functionality of a native approach or web approach.

Hybrid mobile apps having a performance issue because of the limitations of the hardware and JavaScript engines that were available at the time. While hardware and JavaScript engines for mobile devices have improved consistency. It will take some time for doing updates in the processor of the smartphone. Because to run all these things easily any digital devices need quality processors and powerful frameworks.


Taking a Hybrid Mobile Application Development approach or approach based on requirements is the key point to any growing business. Every project or software has different goals which ultimately tells how it should be completed. After knowing the advantages and disadvantages of Hybrid Mobile App Development allows you to make a decision best suited to requirements.

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About Aimee Phelps Advanced   Aimee Phelps is a Digital Marketer at thirstyDevs

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