Native mobile app vs Hybrid mobile app.
What's the difference?

Mobile app development is in a hype right now, like never before! COVID-19 all around the world increased the mobile traffic usage a lot. As per report by Appannie, Global Spend Across iOS and Google Play Stores to Hit $112 Billion in 2020, Growth of 25% Year Over Year and Time Spent to top 3.3 Trillion Hours on Android Phones in 2020 — up 25% from 2019

Report by appannie about mobile app downloads 2020

So, before you start building your own app, you need to decide whether you should do it in Native Technologies or Hybrid.

Let’s start with definitions: What is a Native app?

A Native mobile application is the one that was built using technologies native to teach platform: iOS, Android and Windows.
In other words, you create one application for each platform, using the related programming language. 

iOS applications are built on Swift and Obejective-C. The last one was used until 2014. It is still used to support old mobile apps.

Android applications are built in Java and Kotling. The last one is a relevantly new technology, less stable than Java, nevertheless it becomes quite strong in the market.

What is a Hybrid Application?
It’s an app built on a cross-platform technology. In other words, you use one programming language that will run on both: iOS and Android platforms

TOP 10 cross-platform technologies in 2020-2021:

1. React Native
2. Xamarin
3. Flutter
4. Ionic
5. Python
6. C#
7. C/C++
8. Unity3D (game development)
9. Ruby on Rails
10. PHP

Native app vs Hybrid app: Comparison 


comparison chart native and hybrid
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Yuliia Shyn
Sales Team Mentor at ITFAQ Global