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Hybrid Applications
vs. Native & Web Apps

A hybrid app is a software application that combines elements of both native apps and web apps, allowing you to leverage the benefits of both applications and create unique features for users.

A native mobile app is one that is installed directly on the smartphone and can work, in most cases, with no internet connectivity. A web application works via a web browser on the smartphone but requires either a cell signal or wi-fi to function.

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4 Great Advantages of Hybrid Apps

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A hybrid application costs less to develop than fully native applications, due to web components typically being easier to build.

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Anyone can use a CMS to easily change content in a hybrid app, rather than needing a developer to change the code.

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Hybrid apps can be programmed to function whether or not the device is connected to the internet.

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Hybrid apps can be integrated with the mobile device's operating system to leverage unique features and capabilities.

Unique Benefits of Hybrid Apps

Cost-Effective

Hybrid apps are designed and developed to work on multiple operating systems. This means you don’t have to pay to code and design the app for each platform. There is no need to add native code and design patterns for the same app functionality across operating systems.

Resource Availability

As mentioned above, app developers use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to develop hybrid applications. These technologies are easily available and accessible online. Even a entry-level mobile app developer can learn and build a hybrid app with ease, without the need for their employer to invest a huge amount of time, energy and money in training sessions.

Easy Maintenance

These mobile applications are easy to maintain. Developers have to choose the just right framework for developing an app. Some popular frameworks are Jquery, PhoneGap, Xamarin, Ionic and kendoUI. They are easy to upgrade and offer low maintenance services.

Speed Advantages

Hybrid mobile apps typically offer higher speeds than other native apps because they often use lightweight graphics and animations, and they don’t constantly reload the data. Hybrid apps are also built to run on poor connectivity, so users can access content quickly no matter their bandwidth.

Scalability

Hybrid mobile apps also are known as cross-platform applications. They are designed and developed to cope with diverse platforms and operating systems. Compared with native apps, hybrid apps are easier to scale because of their framework and technology.

Need help creating a hybrid app strategy for your organization? Connect with us to learn how we can help.

How We Approach Hybrid App Development

We follow an established app development process to ensure our hybrid apps bring full satisfaction to users and the expected business results to our clients.

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Phase 1

Strategy & Planning


  • Define your audience and goals – We get to know your business, your customers, and your vision to understand how the app can be successful.
  • User stories – We envision how your various user personas will use the app to achieve goals and complete tasks.
  • Architecture – Based on your needs, technical requirements, and goals, we strategize the ideal digital infrastructure for your app.
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Phase 2

Design & Development


  • UX & UI design – Our design team creates intuitive interfaces and responsive elements.
  • Web development – Our web developers build the web technologies that will power the web components of your hybrid app.
  • App development – Our app developers will combine strategy, design, and web components to create your beautiful, customized hybrid application.
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Phase 3

Launch & Bug Fixes


  • Tracking KPIs – We install helpful analytics to provide insights and activity tracking for your hybrid app.
  • Support and Updates – Our team is ready to tackle any bugs discovered by your users. We also help keep the app regularly updated with fresh designs and engaging features.

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