5 Reasons why businesses should opt for Hybrid Apps

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Hybrid mobile applications are a blend of Native apps (applications that are developed for specific operating systems like Android or iOS) and Web apps (applications that can be accessed via the internet by mobile browser).

Web technologies like Javascript, HTML, and CSS are usually used to develop hybrid apps while deploying in a native container. Flutter and React Native are the most common and preferred frameworks for the development of hybrid apps. Popularity and adoption of hybrid apps have been increasing every year due to their advantages over native apps, few well known hybrid apps used by almost everyone are Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, Evernote and Twitter. 

Let’s talk about the advantages of Hybrid apps for your Business

Wider market coverage

Users of your application will be using different mobile devices with different operating systems. Considering Hybrid apps are compatible with different devices and operating systems you will be able to target a larger user base. This will result in wider market reach and increased profits.

Excellent user experience

With native apps, there will always be differences in functionalities and appearance for developed apps used on different systems. But Hybrid app users enjoy a smooth and consistent experience due to their adaptability to different devices (screens and operating systems). 

Also, since hybrid apps are lightweight in nature, they load data and high-definition graphics quickly, giving a flawless experience to the end-user.

Minimum app development cost

If a business saves money on app development it can be further used for its marketing or maintenance. The development cost for Hybrid apps is comparatively lower than native and web apps. Development of hybrid apps is done via most common programming languages like HTML, CSS and Javascript. This means more developers to choose from which would again work out economically for your business. 

Short development time frame and easy maintenance 

Businesses who are in a time crunch can always opt for hybrid apps as it takes less time to develop one. A single code written just once can be deployed for different mobile platforms. There is no need to create a different app for each mobile platform. A single hybrid app can be used in various mobile devices be it Android, iOS or a lesser-used Windows mobile. 

For native apps to fix any bugs or issues, the development team needs to roll out newer versions of the app, which is not needed in the case of Hybrid apps, making maintenance quick and simple. 

Offline usability
The most remarkable feature of Hybrid apps would be their offline usability. If your user base resides in rural areas with low internet connectivity, a hybrid app will be a better option as compared to native apps. Hybrid apps use the device API to store data offline which can be later accessed even without the Internet. It also helps the user with less data consumption and saves money on phone bills. Stored information also helps content to load quickly which keeps the user engaged.


Given their benefits, hybrid apps are a better go-to option for businesses. Neebal has significant experience in developing hybrid applications via Flutter since inception. We helped a leading Learning Management System provider develop an app that helped teachers, students and parents to interact using the same platform. The app simulated real-life classroom sessions by providing a personal touch and group learning dynamics. It also provided all learning material instantly and made virtual learning fun. Read the full case study here.

 

About Neebal: 

Neebal, a technology solutions provider, has delivered top of the line solutions across Agro, Pharma, and BFSI verticals. Neebal aims to provide top tier services for API Integration, RPA, and advanced mobility with prime focus on Hyperautomation. Founded in 2010, Neebal is a proud recipient of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Award (APAC) and the Deloitte Fast 50 Award (India) for four consecutive years (2017-20).

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