Hybrid Apps: Necessary Things for You to Know

by Neha Prasad Business Head | GoDigitley

The application industry has seen a tremendous rise in hybrid mobile app development, for the market, it is nothing new. Hybrid applications have become a great alternative to traditional applications and are popularly used by developers all around the world.

The evolution of hybrid applications is noteworthy, and 2020 is believed to bring exciting, revolutionary prospects to the hybrid app development field.

In the beginning, developers were skeptical about developing a hybrid mobile application since it was considered to be a little slower compared to a native application’s performance. However, users who have availed hybrid app development services  or those who are using hybrid applications never complain about the speed.

If we speak in technical terms, as the storage technology advances, there will be a substantial increase in the speed of hybrid applications, and differentiating between a native and a hybrid app with speed as a parameter, will be a tough task to do.

Although native applications still hold certain advantages over hybrid apps, it is ultimately your choice and needs that will determine which way you go. However, it is essential to remember that unlike native applications, the hybrid mobile app development industry is continually evolving in terms of functionality and performance.

And, even when the market is flooding with hybrid and native applications, developers have a hard time differentiating between the two.

Before hybrid applications rocked the market, native apps were the rulers. However, companies like Uber, Gmail, Twitter, and Instagram enjoy the popularity of developing a hybrid application.

So, if you too are planning to set the market on fire by developing a hybrid application, there are some points you should take notes of:

Multiple Singular Codebases for Cross-platform development:

Contrary to native applications, Hybrid or cross-platform applications use a single code base that can be efficiently deployed in both the tech industry's most prominent game players, Android and iOS.

So there is no need for developers to write, maintain, and update complex codes all over again for the same application if it needs to switch platforms. A hybrid app application saves the most invaluable asset of both the developer and the client, i.e., time.

A single code base is required for an application catering to audiences of every OS. With minimum time, effort, and capital, a brilliant application can be fabricated and brought to the world.


Developers often get skeptical about developing a hybrid application due to its inability to access native APIs of smartphones. Originally, hybrid applications were just downloadable web apps, and web apps could never really access most of the smartphone functionalities. Hence, native applications were preferred over hybrid apps.

However, this is not the case now. Now, most hybrid frameworks provide access to smartphones.

They either do this with the help of a plug-in or by directly integrating the code. This is one of the major USP of many application frameworks. The evolution of this feature is mostly new to hybrid apps, but popular apps like Twitter and Instagram enjoy its efficiency.


Hybrid applications were earlier frowned upon, owing to the poor user experience it provided. Low performing hybrid applications were very regular, even in 2017. The revolutionary changes hybrid mobile app development industry went through has turned the tables 180 degrees.

But now, applications made using frameworks like React Native or Xamarin are equally efficient and high in performance as are native apps. They no longer lack speed. They have drastically improved in terms of performance, surpassing the standard set by traditionally built applications.

The user experience is further improved, thanks to the access to native APIs provided by many popular hybrid frameworks.


Many hybrid app development companies are swinging in joy since the advancement of hybrid apps.

Hybrid applications are expected to rise so much in popularity that they may replace native apps altogether.

Since there is still a lot of room for improvisation in hybrid app development services, this factor is what future-proofs it. The hybrid mobile app development market still has a lot of potentials to surprise us. Hence it proves that it is here to stay.

The greatest of cons in the native app development industry is that nothing new can happen; it has developed as much as it could, so you can not expect it to grow with time.

Java is the most suitable way of developing a native application, and in the future, too, Java will remain the same.

On the other hand, hybrid applications have a long way to go. They have a lot of room to welcome new and creative innovations in the coming years. Any hybrid app development company would agree when we say that hybrid apps still have a lot of improvements to welcome, and a lot of updates to be made.

Also, applications developed using hybrid frameworks are easier to code, and maintenance is its 1/10th cost. Also, since it works on two platforms, both build-up and integration are more comfortable to perform. Hence, it is not just budget-friendly but time-efficient too.

Owing to the feasibility of hybrid app development, it will not be a shock if all businesses decide to shift to developing a hybrid app.

Native applications have been popular for quite a long time now, but what is to be thought about is how did hybrid apps manage to take over the market at such a limited cost, and even after having some minor drawbacks?

What made companies like Instagram and Twitter choose hybrid mobile app development?

Why has it gained massive popularity in app development?

If you think a bit about it, the only answer you would obtain is that hybrid app development may still have some minor drawbacks. However, they are massively popular due to its ease of development, cost-effectiveness, and minimal need for time, effort, and human resources.

Hybrid apps don’t ask for much. Developing a smooth application in the least of time, with budget constraints is possible with hybrid mobile app development.

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About Neha Prasad Innovator   Business Head | GoDigitley

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