Hybrid application development is now widespread. There are quite a few hybrid app development companies in India that provide hybrid app development services. If you are one such company looking to provide hybrid services then here are 5 things to bear in mind.
Differences between Native & Hybrid
The very first thing to know is the difference between native and hybrid apps. There are some codes that can only be used in the native domain and some in the hybrid/web domain. Some of the features such as photos, GPS, Facebook etc. can only be accessed through native apps.
Future functionality of the app
It will be extremely important for you to consider the future functionality of your hybrid app. Most people consider only the current functionality and end up losing their apps. Several such once-useful hybrid apps have all been thrown into the dumps owing to their limited functionality. You must analyze the app from a future point of view to determine whether it will hold good.
Limitations faced in Hybrid Apps
You must understand that hybrid apps come with their fair share of limitations. For example, they come with lesser fluidity in terms of animation as compared to native apps. On the other hand, native apps can be a little slow as compared to hybrid apps. Each type comes with its own pros and cons and must be chosen after thorough research.
App’s User interface
The user interface will vary between two or more platforms. There will be many different criteria to consider before developing a hybrid mobile app. Some of these include the likes of back buttons, refresh, undo etc. All of this should be taken into account before building a hybrid app.
Choosing the wrong frame
With hybrid apps, there is always the danger of choosing the wrong frame. Unlike native apps that come with well-established technology stacks, hybrid apps can use variable languages and methodologies. It becomes more and more difficult for a person to choose the right framework since they tend to change from time to time.