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In the current time of uncertainty and fast progressing world on technology, it is getting very difficult for the organizations to decide on some aspects like which technology to be adopted, which type of apps need to be built both for web and mobile and many such questions make them more confused.
But in all these uncertainties, there is one thing that is coming out to be very common. Most of the users are looking ahead to do most of the browsing and businesses on their mobiles. As of today, there are more than 3.5 billion smartphone users worldwide and the number is increasing at a very fast pace.
The above chart clearly shows the exponential growth in the revenues of the mobile apps. With just $365 billion of revenues in 2018, now the market is expected to reach about three times of the revenues within 5 years by 2023
The market trend also says that the revenues will grow primarily around hybrid app development.The users want the apps to be there in the market quickly and the competition in the market pushes the players to start developing the Hybrid apps instead of native or web apps for mobiles. Instagram for example is working as an hybrid app and is one of the most popular app in social media. Let’s find out the type of mobile apps tha can be built:
Mobile Web Apps
- Mobile Web Apps are built using HTML/CSS and Java script like a regular website. The mobile app looks like a website. It runs in the browser with a URL.
- Native apps are built for a single platform with specific languages. Native apps are built using Java or Kotlin for Android and objective C or swift for iOS. These apps are costly in development compared to hybrid apps as the developer has to code for each platform. The code re-usability of the code between the platforms is almost negligible as the languages are different.
- Let’s understand why the Hybrid apps development is going to be the future?
The advantaged of building hybrid apps are:The hybrid apps use all the web elements so that the functionalities and features of a website can be used
These type of apps are quite faster in performance compared to web apps and are quick in responding compared to the native apps The cost of development is also quite less compared to native apps.The hybrid apps can have full access to the hardware device similar to native apps but don’t need a browser and internet connection that is required for web apps.
Conclusion: In banking and finance domains, the businesses need web accesses to get the real time data. Now with the advent of hybrid apps, these companies can get the benefit of web in low network areas and in parallel can have some processes moved to offline mode.
Even in businesses like music streaming, a user can play a stream instantly on an hybrid app.
If a user is thinking to build an app in domains like transportation, music streaming, and may be in some cases of financial/banking domain, a hybrid app is a better option. Hybrid apps are going to become the future now and lot of technological advancements are happening in these technologies. And a start up with less budget and a small scale business model, can look into a hybrid app to launch their businesses quickly on various platforms like Android and/or iOS rather building the separate apps for Android and/or iOS.