Hybrid application development
Hybrid application development employs native app features and capabilities and also serves to put companies and developers on the path towards the adoption of HTML5 mobile app development. Basically, a hybrid app is a native app that runs most, if not all, of its user interface in an embedded browser component. To users, native apps and hybrid are nearly indistinguishable from one another: both are downloaded from a place like Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play, both are stored on a mobile device, and both are launched in the same way.
Working with Hybrid application development
Benefits of hybrid mobile app development:
Hybrid apps are a great
option for you if you:
1. Want to target multiple mobile platforms
2. Want to take advantage of device capabilities like geolocation, accelerometer or the camera
3. Want the app to be useable when the device is offline
4. Don’t need the advanced graphics performance that you can only get from a native app.
Hybrid apps are built with web technologies which means there are millions of web developers who already have the base skill set to build mobile apps.
Here is a graph that highlights the differences in native, hybrid and mobile web applications.