5 Reasons to Develop a Hybrid App

1st March 2021

Hybrid apps allow you to push the boundaries of your brand and engage with your customers on a whole new level. They’re great for development time, very cost-effective and they also have the ability to emulate that much sought-after native experience that your users crave. But before we share our top 5 reasons for developing a hybrid app, you might still be wondering:

What is a hybrid app?

Hybrid apps combine the capabilities of native apps and web applications; they have the functionality of a web app with the user interface of a native app. The fundamentals of hybrid apps are written using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. For reference, Gmail and Instagram are both hybrid apps, and such examples highlight the scalability of their kind. 

Now, read on to see why else we think you should develop a hybrid app…

1. Faster development time

One of the main reasons to go hybrid is their faster development time and easier overall development process. Faster development times allow you to take your app from concept to completion and straight to the market in a matter of months! 

2. Cost-effective

Faster development times and the use of one codebase means hybrid apps are generally cheaper to develop than others. This doesn’t mean they’re of lesser quality, they’re just a more affordable alternative due to less time and resources needed. And anyway, who doesn’t love a good saving?

3. Less maintenance

Having to deal with one codebase also means hybrid apps are easier to maintain and require less time when it comes to regular updates and debugs – if any! After all, running a business requires a lot of attention, and having an app should only complement that, rather than interfere.

4. Cross-platform support

Unlike native apps, hybrid apps can be published to both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. This means hybrid apps can be made available to almost anyone with a mobile phone!

5. Code reuse

With the single codebase, new functionality can also be rolled out across these multiple platforms with ease! This means no need for double handling and having to roll-out changes on each platform, one by one. And this only reinforces the above points about hybrid apps being faster, more cost-effective, and requiring less maintenance. Sounds like a good choice to us. 

So…

If you’ve read this whole article, then perhaps you’re looking to develop an app yourself, and fingers crossed, we’ve managed to answer all of your questions! 

If you’re now planning on taking the next steps in developing your app, or simply want to explore an initial idea a little bit more, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re a team of experts here at Cuhu, with extensive experience with hybrid apps, and we’d love to help. 

You can contact us here.

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