What is Hybrid Mobile App?

Hybrid mobile apps are nothing but mobile applications built with HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Hybrid mobile apps do not use the Android SDKs or iOS SDKs so they are platform independent just like websites.

Why do we choose hybrid apps?

  1. One code base is used for all platforms(Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows etc.) No separate code needs to be written for any of these platforms.
  2. Building Hybrid apps saves cost on the development of the mobile apps but we still get the features like accessing camera, contacts, messages on the mobile phone just like native apps.
  3. Light-weight code of the applications help businesses to promote and build user base faster than native apps.

Cons:

The hybrid apps do not contain rich media features and complex businesses that require lot of processing on the customer mobile phone might need to choose native apps over hybrid apps.