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What is the difference between Native and the Hybrid apps?
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Native Vs. Hybrid App

by deborasumopayroll In reply to app development

Native application is a software or program which has been developed to perform some specific task on particular environment or platform.
Native application built using software development tools (SDK) for a certain software framework, hardware platform or operating system.
Like Android app built using Java Development Kit on Java platform, iOS app built using iOS SDK, Swift and Objective C. Similarly, .NET required for Windows platform.

Hybrid apps are native apps only because it can be downloaded from platform’s app store like native app. It can get access to all the native platform features. It can have performance close to native app.
The major differences are listed below
• Hybrid apps are built using web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript whereas Native apps built with specific technology and language for specific platform like Java for Android, Swift for iOS.
• Hybrid app runs in webView (A view that displays web pages, uses the same engine of browser but no browser like widgets)
• Native plugins required to access the native features of the platform like camera, mic etc. (Native plugins are like wrapper on top of native libraries or components)
• Hybrid app can be built for any platform from single code base.

The decision to choose hybrid or native is based on goals and priority of the organization. Use case, nature and environment of the application can also influence the decision.

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