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Android APPs

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Hybrid APPs | Legend IT Inc

Hybrid APPs

Native Mobile Apps

Native mobile apps are the most common type of app. They are built for specific platforms and are are written in languages that the platform accepts, for example, Swift and Objective-C for iOS apps and Java for native Android apps.


  • Native apps are very fast and responsive because they are built for that specific platform
  • They have the best performance
  • They are distributed in app stores
  • They are more interactive, intuitive and run much smoother in terms of user input and output
  • Native allows developers to access the full feature set of their given platform with whatever performance optimizations the native system has
  • Internet connection is not required, although it depends on the functionality
  • Overall better user experience. To the user, the flow is more natural as they have specific UI standards for each platform


  • Difficult languages to learn which means you need experienced developers
  • More expensive
  • Not the best option for very simple apps
Hybrid Mobile Apps

Hybrid apps work across platforms and behave like native apps. A hybrid app is essentially a combination of a native app and a web app. Users can install it on their device like a native app but it is actually a web app. These types of apps are built with Javascript, HTML, and CSS and run in Webview.


  • Built on web technology HTML/ CSS/ Javascript so it’s much easier to build
  • Cheaper than a native app
  • One app for all platforms
  • No browser needed as opposed to a web app
  • Have access to the device’s internal APIs, can access storage, camera, etc.
  • Faster to develop than native apps because you have a single code base


  • Slower than native apps
  • More expensive than standard web apps because you have to work with the wrapper. Essentially you’re dependent on a third party platform
  • Less interactive than native apps
  • Customization will take you away from the hybrid model in which you may as well go native