- So, with hybrid frameworks such as PhoneGap and React Native, developers are now finding it easier to create mobile applications that run anywhere irrespective of the device and platform.
- A hybrid app development framework, PhoneGap / Apache Cordova can be easily extended through native plugins, thus allowing developers to add more functionality to the mobile application and enables to have access to the device’s camera, contacts, location, and much more.
- With a hybrid framework, developers can create a single version of the mobile application and get it across multiple platforms within small time-frame and at a lesser cost.
- Since hybrid mobile applications save data offline (through device API), the loading time is less compared to native and mobile web applications.
The increasing dependency on SmartPhones has enabled businesses to offer services through custom mobile applications and due to which the demand for mobile application developers
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The increasing dependency on SmartPhones has enabled businesses to offer services through custom mobile applications and due to which the demand for mobile application developers has seen a considerable growth. But, on the other side, developers are finding themselves in a fix, because they have an important decision to make, should the mobile application be Native or hybrid?
And currently, there has been a lot of squib about the development frameworks PhoneGap and React Native, so let’s pitch in and learn more about them.
Mobile Application Development: Should it be Native or Hybrid?
A native app is an application program developed for a specific device and its OS. Native apps can take advantage of software and the features only if it’s installed on that particular platform.
Suppose you need an application for your iPhone device, then the developer should program in Objective-C or Swift. Or if you require one for your Android device, then the developer should be coding in Java.
Actually, it’s a way to understand that Java code written for Android device cannot be used for iOS and vice versa.
Developing a mobile application for each platform clearly is a time-consuming as well as a not-so cost-efficient process. The cost for hiring developers is very high and even if you manage to hire a developer who is competent enough to program for all the platforms, then you cannot make it on time.