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Benefits of Hybrid mobile app development

posted 8th Nov 2018

From low-cost maintenance to high-speed development, there are many positive attributes of hybrid app development. Here are some of the well-known advantages of building hybrid apps as compared to pure native mobile or web apps.

 1. Low cost with ease of development:

Since hybrid mobile apps combine the best of both native and web apps, businesses do not have to spend extra for developing multiple versions of the same app. Instead, the framework of a hybrid development enables to build a single version and write and maintain individual code bases for various platforms. This ensures that a significant amount of money for those companies looking to save big while at the same time strives to attract more revenue.

Another added advantage that hybrid app development offers is for those companies who want to beat their completion first can release the MVP earlier than anticipated. This results in introducing viable solutions much faster, resulting in an absolute competitive edge.

 2. Native experience with simple backend:

By keeping the back-end structure simple, a hybrid app provides most of what native UX offers, that being an excellent user experience similar to that of native apps. You have the option for a comprehensive development framework to build a hybrid app UX that beautifully connects to device-specific functionalities. Thus users of hybrid apps experience the fluid native feel and no difference as they shift from one device platform to another.

3. Creative ideas meet the target audience:

Ordinary web applications are not as smart as today’s evolved apps, as they fail to emulate much polished native apps because they are not in touch with the subsequent device’s OS and built-in environment. Hybrid applications are suave and superb as they cleverly combine device OS with its inherent functionality without much overhead. This enables app developers to think of more creative ideas to do more with hybrid development and capture the great attention of target audience.

4. High-speed performance:

Practically speaking, when making a comparison with other mobile development options, hybrid apps are quite faster than mobile web apps or responsive websites.

Since they don’t have to rely that much on a network communication, a hybrid app is always expected to run at optimal speed on a device screen even if there are a large number of users present.

An example of this is Twitter, which handles user traffic numbering in the millions with every passing second.

 5. Attractive UI/UX designs:

 Consistent experience and attractive design are two core elements that drive more users to your app. With hybrid app development, you can be sure your mobile app offers superior UI experience and flawless performance to app users. Due to its un-compromised operation and look on each platform, hybrid apps are more welcome to app store than any other mobile apps. Users don’t encounter the problems of observing low performance or loading time when using it on multiple operating systems. This makes it a preferable choice for businesses that seek maximum engagement on both iOS and Android device users.

 6. Offline Support:

Offline support of any hybrid app could be one of the most rewarding features for people who:

  •       Have limited data consumption plans
  •          Live in a rural or underdeveloped neighbourhood
  •          Have connections that often get interrupted
  •          Are always on the go

Pure web applications could be beneficial to only those individuals who reside in urban areas where high-speed internet access is seamless.

Offline support keeps the users connected to some of their apps features even when they lose network connection

Consumers living in a fast-paced environment immensely depend on mobile apps that limit the number of attempts their apps take to reconnect

In hybrid apps, due to device’s API, users can store certain data locally as offline storage, which is useful to those in transit or who frequently lose coverage

7. Hassle-free integration with other apps:

As native apps run only on the same OS, it is challenging for users to make it integrate or work in harmony with other apps. There will be a lack of inter-app interaction. However, hybrid mobile apps break free from such issues. Hybrid apps have the power to seamlessly integrate with other apps, which is a great advantage to hybrid mobile app developers who would put little efforts in integration. Also, since hybrid mobile apps effortlessly connect with the device’s system environment much like native app operations, users won’t experience slightest of friction while using a hybrid type of apps.

8. Multi-platform support:

Usually, hybrid applications have no limit to how much it can expand and support almost all platforms if they are popular. Its performance across different platforms depends on the framework used to build the apps. Expert hybrid app development companies can create great, interactive hybrid apps that work superiorly across leading mobile platforms. If a platform is widely recognized there will not be any problem getting expected support for newly introduced operating system and its successive updates.

9. Qualified for online marketplace:

Google Play and Apple store follow strict guidelines for the kind of app that can be published in there. App developers must respect these two dominants in the app market since it has an enormous amount of global users (nearly 17 billion downloads). Google and Apple are austere in their selection of apps and they tend to welcome apps that are either native or hybrid. You are most likely to receive a great number of downloads if you submit your apps to these stores. Of course, no competent mobile app developer will risk not considering these giant stores. This is why it is highly recommended to build hybrid apps that are qualified to appear in the online marketplace.

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