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8 Differences Between a Hybrid App and Native App

Characteristics of Hybrid apps and Native apps

The two most commonly used practices by the app development companies are Native app and Hybrid app. There is no particular right or wrong rule when choosing between the two, and the only major difference lies in coding. The rest is left up to your own choice and preferences.

Characteristics of Hybrid apps and Native apps

Coding language:

Hybrid app development uses languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS, while Native app development uses Swift for iOS and Objective-C for Android etc.

One code for all:

Hybrid apps can work from a single code on all the platforms, unlike the Native apps which require a separate code for every platform.

Performance Strength:

Native apps offer a stronger performance with faster speed and better responsiveness as compared to Hybrid apps.


Hybrid apps are more cost-effective to develop as compared to Native apps.


Native apps consume more time to be developed while Hybrid apps can be coded in lesser time.

Pace of the development cycle:

Hybrid apps offer a much faster development cycle as compared to Native apps.

The need for updates:

Native apps require users to download and install updates, which increases the possibility that different users are on different versions of apps at a particular time.

Access to phone elements:

Hybrid apps have a very-little-to-no capacity of using phone elements unlike Native apps, which can use the device features like the camera, GPS, microphone etc.

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