Hybrid App Development in the year 2017
Hybrid app development now has the capacity to bring the “native look and feel” as evidenced by
- Evernote and
- Amazon Appstore
Many companies have mobile apps on their agenda and they are going to adapt to the latest technology in mobile app development. Hybrid HTML5 application development will be adapted by most of them and will be the most obvious choice for several others.
Here are some basic reasons why hybrid app development is gaining momentum and will continue to rule the app development world for several more years
Customers are demanding top quality apps
Though customers have started using smartphones almost all the time they are online, the good old desktop is still in existence. People want a continuous usage between tablets, mobile phones and computers. This is possible only through hybrid applications. So the future is in hybrid applications.
Cost factor – Through the “one-app-multiple-platform” concept, companies can save a lot of money as well. Because, only one app needs to be created and that would be sufficient for other platforms.
Hybrid apps are hugely popular among developers because they no longer have to be locked in within the constraints of proprietary platforms. Businesses also like to hire developers who work on hybrid apps because they don’t have to hire different developers for making different apps.
Apps that are created in this manner are available for download through the App Store. They can be downloaded any number of times. If you are thinking of becoming a provider for mobile applications then the best thing would be to develop hybrid apps. Only then will you be able to keep the interests of the end-user in mind.
The Bottom Line
When you are thinking of any particular framework to create the hybrid app consider whether it will be useful for all your future requirements as well. Sometimes you may feel the need to switch to a different framework and if that happens, then you will have to start the tedious process of reprogramming. You have varying customers on various mobile devices and the market is different for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. It might vary from country to country as well. What is popular in India may not be so in Germany. Because of this disparity, you will have to rely on hybrid apps. It is imperative that you must build hybrid apps because only then will you get access to the app store and that’s where a chunk of your target audience lie. And you can leverage the capabilities of hybrid app to its full potential when new versions of mobile applications are released.
The author: Reema Oamkumar is engaged as a thought leader at www.Software-Developer-India.com which is a part of the YUHIRO Group. YUHIRO is a German-Indian enterprise which provides programmers to IT companies, agencies and IT departments.