In the realm of app development it goes without saying that native apps are the best when it comes to performance and making the best use of device capabilities. Cross platform apps on the other hand span over various platforms giving wide coverage for the apps developed. There are about 1.4 billion android devices, 1 billion Apple devices all over the globe and a significant section of people using Windows. When starting an application at an early stage it is not possible to make applications for each of these major platforms. This is where hybrid applications come into play.
Hybrid apps serve as the solution in this respect here as they can cover a wide range of platforms.
With native apps being installed on the device and HTML5 apps thriving on a web server one might be guessing where do hybrid apps store their files? There are two ways for storing a hybrid app development.
Netflix is a great example in this regard which uses a common codebase for rendering UI on all devices may it be tablets, DVD players, refrigerators, smart TVs and even cars. They have done it so well that they can change the interface on the go or even conduct A/B testing to derive the best user interactions. On the other hand, for achieving optimum performance they have done the decoding and streaming videos to the native platform. So they can deploy on the go and achieve the best performance.
A hybrid app helps an enterprise to rapidly enter the market and stay ahead of its contemporaries. Hybrid apps are an apt solution for this as they can be developed easier and faster. The list of adopters extends beyond Netflix like Instagram, Twitter, Uber and so on who have made best use of the hybrid mobile apps. The streak of hybrid apps aiding the enterprises in achieving their ends will only keep increasing.