While the entire market tends to jump head-first into things that are hardly months old, the current fastest rising phenomenon is the Hybrid mobile application. Hybrid development has put a lot of people in doubt about whether it runs as well as other development methods. With progress, comes a lot of doubt. It needs clearing up and much debating to arrive at a conclusion. Lets first clear up exactly what hybrid mobile apps are.
What is a hybrid mobile app?
If you go through your phone, there are some apps that are pre-installed in the device, such as your GPS, the camera, or the calendar. These apps are called native apps, which are device-specific. We next have web applications that are designed to work both on the computer and on mobile phones. Hybrid apps are the kind of application that isn't device-specific. They are constructed beforehand and then deployed over to any device that needs access to it. Native mobile apps need device-specific construction as well, such as those running Android OS needs to be developed with the Java, Kotlin, etc. and the one running on the iOS needs to be developed with Swift or Objective C. Hybrid app development allows the app to run on any device that wishes to access it. Now the hybrid mobile app might access the native apps for some of its features but will be done so in a way that isn’t device-specific. Now comes the question of the functionality of such apps. Do Hybrid mobile apps perform well?
How do Hybrid mobile apps perform with high volume?
How does the Hybrid Mobile App perform with a high volume of users? We have hybrid mobile apps such as Spotify, Skype, Netflix, etc. that run successfully all over the world on any device that wishes its access. They run regardless of their operating system. What matters most is that the hybrid mobile apps run completely on the basis of performance, otherwise who would want to develop with it? Large platforms like Evernote or Uber are the kind of Hybrid apps that, in the first place, aim to reach the masses and if they become inaccessible to a certain group, lose a massive amount of value. Apps like Twitter or Gmail are both hybrid mobile apps that are giving a flawless performance, and you would never notice that you're using a hybrid mobile app.
The Hybrid apps that appear in the market are either first experiments or products of rivalry. It does not matter to the people using it as to where or why it was developed, they will be expecting a great experience from the application regardless of its origin story. If its created to rival another application, it better perform flawlessly, otherwise, it would be a failure, and if its a first experiment, it must be good to gather any kind of market available. The performance has to be remarkable enough. The only two things required from the app is speed and user experience. Hybrid apps have still not reached their peak in performance on highly complex applications, where native development is stealing the spotlight.
Where do Hybrid Apps not perform as well?
For most mobile applications, performance is the same as a native mobile app. However, high definition games, 3D modeling utility applications, high graphics-oriented apps do not perform as well with hybrid mobile apps. If your application requires audio or video editing, then a hybrid mobile application is not recommended. Hybrid mobile Applications that require the camera for barcode scanning also experience delayed response.
It’s not usually a problem to choose hybrid mobile apps over native apps, for all the appeal that native development has. These methods are most often interchangeable, and the cost-effectiveness and timeline shrinking that hybrid development provides, one would be advised to choose it over native development. Performance on most enterprise applications is quite good compared to a native application, as well. The Hybrid Mobile app development hasn't reached its full potential yet but is still an incredibly viable option for many looking to develop their application.
I am Masum Hossain. I live in Dhaka, Bangladesh.