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Hybrid app framework for Mobile: Must Read before you hire someone for Mobile App Development

So, you’ve set a budget & planning to spend on mobile app development for your loving business.

But, why?

Why you should go for mobile apps?

The answer to this question is quiet simple that mobile devices conquered the market from past 2 or 3 years and you can consider this an era of mobile devices. It is also noticed, in the past time people are more dependable now on responsive websites rather than making website with 2 individual websites one for Desktop and one for Mobile.

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Google, The Search Engine Giant is also focused on making Search Results more mobile friendly. The team is working day-night to make results shakier!

But, as a Business owner

Your calculations must meet the cost effectiveness with stable solution for your mobile app needs.

Wouldn’t be something great if you get one mobile app that works on Android, iOS and also runs on web browsers? Rather than making individual apps for individual platforms.

Yes, it is possible!

With the help of Hybrid app frameworks it is possible to make a single app which will work for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows, FireOS and Web Browsers too.

Here are some benefits of Hybrid App vs Native App

Hybrid App

1. As explained above, it deploys to multiple platforms with minimum special cases

2. With single code base it simplifies your business logic

3. It eliminates need to interface directly with drivers with plugins and APIs

4. Hybrid app single framework, means it doesn’t have to use multiple IDEs (Integrated Development Environment)

5. Collaboration of HTML5, CSS3 and Angular JSS

Native App

1. More costlier than hybrid apps in the matter of high maintenance of multiple code bases

2. It may require more developers with the experience in each framework

3. There is very much high chance to stay updated with latest versions of your mobile devices and to get top rankings in vendor’s list

What I suggest you?

I am sure that no native app developer will say you to go for hybrid solutions. But no one will stop you to go for Native Apps.

But here is a solid reason,

Native app is built to target specific category of mobile devices and specific operating system: iOS for Apple Devices, Android for Android Devices, etc.

But hybrid app works bit differently. Sharing from both web app and native app, it installs like a native app and run like web view-a-browser in the native container allows you to access the functions such as camera, GPS, speakers and more that makes this platform quiet awesome.

These all features of your phone are accessed by APIs or through plugins written in native code when integrated with hybrid apps.

As far as brand marketing is concerned, suppose you have developed app in native app framework (Android). But you may also have users having iOS & android native app is of no use for them. The alternative to this is you should go for iOS native app too, which means spending the same or even more bucks for the new app development for iOS.

But, what about Windows, FireOS and Blackberry?

Your marketing purpose can also be solved by Hybrid App. Any application enabling it’s users to have freedom of access across more Os and devices means more visitors and greater conversion.

Brands you never knew are using Hybrid App Framework!

Twitter:

The amount of traffic Twitter receives daily is extremely surprising that made Twitter mobile app developers to go for Hybrid App. This shows that performance is not an issue for Hybrid App framework.

Gmail:

Google being a pioneer for a long time of HTML5 arena also shown its faith on Hybrid App Framework and gave a good reason to developers to rethink on their app strategy. The company’s stable move to HTML5 made their clients happy who want Gmail offline access.

Apple App Store:

Apple, creative of Native App Platform itself shows its interest in HTML5. Today, Apple app store is the live example of unlimited number of users per hour. However, apple iOS store results are reloaded smoothly on every search.

Amazon App Store:

Amazon, the Ecommerce Giant uses HTML5 in its Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for Windows, and Amazon mp3 stores.

Evernote:

A truly high performance hybrid app with marvelous design and productive app. Making it legendary by providing multi-device sync capabilities. Evernote fluidic UI experience mistaken as native app but it is hybrid app.

UBER:

Uber is also a hybrid app. Pretty Awesome which connects the drivers with the passenger and making UBER to grow day by day. The app loads fast irrespective to the platform.

Here are some common hybrid app frameworks:

  • Ionic
  • Onsen UI
  • Intel XDK
  • Sencha Touch
  • Kendo UI
  • JQuery Mobile
  • Mobile Angular UI
  • Famo.us
  • Monaca
  • PhoneGap

Conclusion:

Mobile app development arena is changing and growing rapidly as developers too are moving from Native platforms to Hybrid App Development options due the advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 and its approach of “WRITE ONCE AND RUN EVERYWHERE” approach with time saving and easy to develop terminology.

Facebook also adopted this idea of Hybrid app framework and made its own “Reactive Javascript” for UI design which you can experience in Facebook’s mobile app.

Using hybrid app framework provide a wide space of web and mobile app market for a businesses to make sure that you don’t miss your user just because of their device usability behavior.

Hybrid application development is totally changing the scenario your business can reach your customers within cost effective ways of online presence by having a single owned code that works across multiple devices and operating systems.

No matter what users have in their pocket to access the information online but, you’ve it all.

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Avinash Chauhan

Avinash Chauhan is Director-VP International Business at Snowmicro. He’s passionate for helping people in various fields of Information Technology. You can find him on Facebook and Twitter. Over the past few years, Avinash has provided strategies and business advice to numerous businesses.

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