Native or hybrid mobile apps?
Hybrid mobile applications are those where one source code results in the operation of the app on devices with different operating systems, such as Android and iOS. The standard definition of hybrid apps includes applications based on web technologies (like websites), e.g. PhoneGap, Cordova, and Ionic. Such applications have several disadvantages compared to native apps. We list them below.
But new development environments, such as Flutter, have been created that combine the features of native and hybrid applications. They are commonly referred to as “cross-platform” applications. At least from 2019, they began to displace earlier hybrid environments.
The question is which way to go: create one hybrid application or separate native apps, and which environment to choose. Below, we will try to indicate the advantages and disadvantages of native applications compared to standard hybrid apps, from the point of view of the person ordering the application.
Native mobile applications