When Should You Go For Hybrid App Development?

March 20, 2017 Shashank Mehrotra 4210 Views
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Usage of mobile apps has grown tremendously and so as the development, to match proportion with the fasted growing technology. Mobile apps have become the primary focus for industries across domains to make a remarkable impact on the market. Many renowned companies have successfully managed to build their strong brand image with the help of a mobile app integrated with excellent ROI. To build an app that can add a strong brand value requires top notch development approach. App building factors like programming language, coding tool, framework, designing tools and platform etc are some important parameters. Apart from other basic factors, choosing the correct app development platform is also one of the most important factors for unmatched success. But numerous frameworks and platforms available in the market also lead to great confusion to choose the best development sources for your app idea. This blog post will help you to decide the best approach for your app development needs. Currently, Hybrid is the most popular platform that the top app development companies rely on to render exemplary services across domains.

What are Hybrid Apps?

Apps developed using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and Native Shell. Hybrid apps make it possible to embed HTML5 apps inside a thin native container, combining the best (and worst) elements of native and HTML5 apps. Why hybrid applications use native shell? This is because the elements used in Native apps such as multitouch, fast graphics, fluid animation, built-in components and more which changes the overall experience of using hybrid apps. On the other hand, HTML5 uses standard web technologies which can run on multiple devices and thus creates a cross-platform app. This is because hybrid apps are also known as web apps. Thus the combination of native and HTML5 helps in creating cutting edge hybrid apps. PhoneGap, Apache Cordova, Ionic, and AngularJS are some of the most popular containers for creating hybrid mobile apps. There are a number of hybrid apps available on app stores. Some of my favourite apps include Floyd, GameMasters, and Hometurph.  For more check out our Behance portfolio.

Advantages of Hybrid App Development

Consequently, the technology has its advantages and disadvantages. Here are some features that provoke most of the top app development companies to give strong preference to cross-platform app development platform:

  • Maximum code usability

Hybrid app development allows using a single piece of code across multiple platforms. Like other software, Hybrid apps are also a composition of web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In order to bring maximum synchronization with other apps, Hybrid apps are built and designed using mobile device’s programming modules.It makes the app work well with GPS, cameras, messaging and other device information to provide a better service to your customers. It helps provide seamless user experience while using the app. In terms of functionality, Hybrid apps are no different than native equivalent. Our agile team of top notch developers is well versed to turn complex ideas into successful hybrid apps.

  • Cost effective

As one single code is defined for multiple platforms, development and designing cost for ‘n’ number of OS help cutting down on the overall cost. Most of leading app development companies refer clients to chose the hybrid platform for comparatively fewer expenses. At BrainMobi, our developers and designers are well versed to guide the best app development plan for maximum ROI.

  • Maintenance

Maintenance cost is proportional to the number of app versions. Hybrid apps demand less maintenance cost as compared to native approach. In Native Approach, you need to maintain several codes whereas a single code is monitored and maintained for an app developed with the Hybrid approach. Some of the popular app development platforms are Ionic, KendoUI, Jquery, etc. Top app development companies rely on choosing best development platform as per app requirement. Our team is highly flexible to provide every app development project with the best coding, designing, and maintenance environment.

  • User experience

Consistent user experience is the key to success of the Hybrid platform. The reason that many top app development companies prefer to chose Hybrid App development when seamless user experience is required across multiple devices. Hybrid app development platform is known to render consistent experience along with slight difference when to switch from mobile to the web. The hybrid approach also allows updating all the available versions for different devices with required change implemented in one code.

  • Offline support

As Internet access is not similar across the world. Hybrid mobile apps have the feature to allow user access the data without internet connectivity. If you want to provide well-rounded support to your user, the hybrid approach is the best option. Probably one of the strongest point for Hybrid apps. Offline capabilities with local storage, as well as offer support for SQLite database for local storage.

When Should You Go For Hybrid App Development?

Hybrid mobile apps are more appealing and enable you to target more than one platform. When you can hire a single developer to target multiple platforms then why hire each developer for an individual platform. Below are some of the factors that you should take into consideration. These pointers will help you decide when should you go for hybrid app development.

    • Not sure which platform to go first?
    • Not sure which technology is best?
    • Confused between iOS, Android?
    • Very less amount of time with strong budget constraints?
    • Don’t know the technical abilities of your development team?
  • Don’t know how your app will work on different mobile devices?

These and the other questions are worthwhile you are going to develop your own mobile app. If you are looking for an app that works on every mobile device with a low budget then going Hybrid is the best option for you. At BrainMobi, our designers and developers believe in transforming app ideas to add maximum credibility that can manage maximum users with one single code and exemplary designs. If you are confused about how to approach a mobile app development studio, and finding out the process to develop an app? Check out: Things to Know while Developing a Mobile App

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danielcraig Shashank was the Co-founder of BrainMobi and was working as IT Business Analyst, leading the Marketing and Business Analysis division along with Operations at BrainMobi. Shashank loves to write about emerging technologies, mobile innovation, user experience and the way it shapes our world so that users can access the best tips in mobile app development.