Then vs. Now
Even just a year ago, experts were typically more pro-native over hybrid because there was the belief that with hybrid development, there was the likelihood of technical “problems” down the road that could cause an extra (sometimes unforeseen) amount of time spent on the project due to things like user complaints about UI or performance-based issues once the app was launched. There was also voiced belief that native development offers the best security and performance, with the added benefit of having access to all native APIs—which more or less meant native projects might have a higher ticket price in the beginning, but saved time and money in the long run.
But in 2018, the outlook has changed and experts believe hybrid platforms, specifically the Ionic framework, have helped the hybrid platform win over native app development. Trying to choose between the hybrid app development and native app development processes can definitely be a tough choice. But experts are now voicing the benefits of hybrid app development more than ever. I’ve talked with all 3 hybrid mobile app developers on our team to compile the benefits of choosing hybrid mobile app development over native. Refer to the glossary for descriptions/definitions of certain technologies discussed in this article.