Hybrid Vs Native Development

by | Jul 20, 2020 | Technology | 0 comments

Native vs Hybrid Development

So the almighty debate! Which way is the best way to deploy an app? Lets start with, there never is a best way. To me, I feel like if it rocks your boat and that is what you prefer your app to be deployed, then so be it! If you feel like going in a Hybrid environment using JavaScript (Vue & NativeScript) so be it or if you want the app to be native to the device by using Java/Kotlin for Android and Swift/Objective C for Ios and web-based programming to make everything connect, than it is all good. I think what happens when we focus more on what is better versus what is best for the app itself, is when things start to go downhill. Sometimes, business heads like to save their money and righteously so, but sometimes, there is a better way to handle tasks that takes more time to complete as multiple technologies are at play.

Here is the thing for Native Development. It is proven to deliver more functionality and promise for your app. If you are looking for an expansive app that is going to respond a specific way in a device, then Native Development is your best bet. If you want it to perform better, native is your best bet. If you do not want to spend more time making fixes or changes or monitoring the app, then it might be best to have someone who can be multi-stacked or have a multi-stack team handle the front and backend of your app using Swift/Objective C for Ios and Java/Kotlin for Android devices and HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP/Python/Ruby for web if you want your app deployed hybrid wise but want to remain native. Native does have that missing link where you can make your app respond on web browsers.

Hybrid development solves this problem indefinitely, but you need someone very experienced in a full-stack environment. You are going to want to use a framework in JavaScript like Angular or Vue with NativeScript for mobile deployments and having a full apparatus of keeping a keen eye on the app as sometimes there will be incompatibilities specific to each device or even browsers themselves. Hybrid development is very efficient on the obvious side and it accomplishes a multi setup environment that you can monitor and customize for each device or browser at full leverage.

The thing about it is that if you are trying to expand or have an app expecting many users, it is really your call. I think Hybrid is the most efficient way, but Native is just as good as Hybrid in other ways. I consider myself on the way of being a Full-Stack Developer and am up for whatever kind of development you want to hop in but will not be afraid to tell you the good and the bad of the methods you want to go on based on my opinions and experiences with past projects.

What is your opinion on Hybrid vs Native Development? Share with me in the comments.