Hybrid Apps VS Native Apps − A Comparison | EconStra Tech

Hybrid Apps VS Native Apps − A Comparison

May 16. 2017

Let me brief you a bit about this. Hybrid Apps are those apps which are developed using the same code that will run across all platforms; mainly Android & iOS. They're built using HTML5 and are placed in a "wrapper" for deployment to multiple platforms.

On the other hand, Native Apps are developed keeping in mind a specific platform. Like, we use C/Objective C for iOS development but we use Java for Android.

Now, let us look at a few pros and cons of Hybrid & Native Apps.

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Apps:


  1. Development process is quite similar to that of building a website. Knowing JavaScript and HTML5 is sufficient for building a Hybrid App. In short, there isn't much hassle to develop a Hybrid App.
  2. If you're short on budget, Hybrid App should be your choice. Typically, they are way less costly than Native Apps.
  3. The functionality that makes Hybrid Apps famous is that the same code that is written for Android can be used for iOS as well. In short, it's 'write once, deploy anywhere' approach.


  1. They lack the 'wow' factor. Hybrid Apps doesn't come with much customization. Since, they're built irrespective of platforms; you can expect a few performance lags in your app.
  2. Also, many developers just tend to copy a web application code to make an app. This is might work to some extent, but it comes with a lot of issues such as slowdown in page-load time, non-optimized components for mobile, etc.

Pros and Cons of Native Apps:


  1. Native Apps have the ability to access a phone's in-house features. Native Apps can be fully integrated with a device and that always comes in handy.
  2. Native Apps are built for a particular platform allowing it to utilize all its features. If you want an App loaded with customized features and various unique functionalities, a Native App is what you need.
  3. Almost 87% Apps that you interact with are Native Apps. This is due to superior UI performance that is achieved via Native Apps. Since these are platform dependent, Native Apps can mimic design elegancy and user experience of either the Windows, Android or iOS platform.


  1. Native Apps are way more costly than Hybrid Apps.
  2. Native Apps take much more time to develop.
  3. You cannot deploy the same App that you made for iOS onto the Android platform. The entire code has to be rewritten for it.
  4. There are not many developers that are well-versed in making Android and iOS Apps.

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