Hybrid Mobile Apps with React Native

IVL Global
3 min readAug 20, 2021

There is a lot of buzz about Native and Hybrid applications. The “native” tools offered by the application providers help in building native applications. Consider the example of Apple and Google (iOS and Android). Apple developed the operating system for the iPhone and its other hardware products, thus enabling developers to create apps on their platform. Similarly, Google has created the operating system for Android phones.

To put it simply, React Native app is a framework for the development of mobile applications. They work natively on any operating system, be it Android or iOS.

Now let us talk about both Hybrid apps and React Native app

Hybrid App

The hybrid app is important for web apps and is specifically used for the app shell. When a user downloads from the app store and installs from the local platform, then shell automatically connects to mobile, depending on the mobile platform provided through a browser that is purely embedded in app.

React native

React Native is an open-source mobile application framework with the main objective to develop the native app by using javascript. It is used to increase productivity and fasten the time to market.

Basically, most user preference is to use the React Native application as it uses the characteristics of the platform is extremely user-friendly. React Native is an open-source mobile application framework.

Pros & Cons of Hybrid Apps

Features of Hybrid apps

· Lower to rate development costs.

· Need of apps that are useable offline.

· Many start-ups choose hybrid apps because of abundant shortcuts.

· Reduces the wait time for upcoming new features.

Advantages of hybrid apps

· Faster development time

· Wider Market reach

· Easy integration to the Cloud

Disadvantages of hybrid apps

· Unsatisfactory user-experience

· Non-platform specific User Interface

· Poor performance

Why is React Native the Best Choice for Mobile App Development?

Mobile app development is a lengthy process that requires time, patience, and money. Since the development is different for all platforms, developing Native apps involves a lot of time. However, due to modern-day technology, it is possible to speed the mobile app development.

Should I go native or hybrid?

This decision is totally based on customer experience points.

For example, do your customers prefer any of the two platforms?

The IOS application software is built using the Native application. As it is lightweight easy and can be integrated with another platform. To get faster results when integrated with other applications. Considering this the user application, UX/UI needs to be designed and ensure performance. If you get a “yes” as the answer to these is, you should consider opting for Native Android or iOS. Both work well and meet all the user requirements.

Most of the smartphone users usually use native apps on mobile. But on the other hand, when we are talking about the hybrid app and their uses in real-time word application use in Websites, core different types of packages into the most wrapper around native.

About the Author:

Prasad Hiwale, with 6 years of professional experience in both manual and automation API has written this blog. Prasad handles the various requirements from scratch and is a part of the overall process of Business analysis and test functional and non-functional aspects. A certified scrum master and he has hands-on working experience with API automation using rest assured as well as in selenium automation testing. He is certified in more than 8 global certifications and is implementing the same across project testing practices.



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