Hybrid mobile apps are applications that are installed on any device and they are like any other apps. However, what makes hybrid apps different is that they possess elements catered specifically for a platform such as iOS or Android. They have elements from web apps and website and act like apps which are not installed on any device but can be accessed using a web browser.

These apps are often arranged in a native container and these containers use a mobile WebView object. Hence, when the app is used, it displays web content primarily because of the use of web technologies (CSS, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5).

Here are the advantages of hybrid apps?

These hybrid apps have the ability to run across a number of platforms and they can behave much like native apps. Although they can be installed on a device like a native app, they will always function as a mobile WebView object, as technically they are web apps.

Hence, when access to the device is needed, they can utilize native code to access those features (camera, etc) and in the process, can create a seamless user experience.

Hybrid apps have gained a lot of steam in recent years owing to their ease of use and versatility. Hence, once developers finish writing the code, they can use it across all mobile platforms with ease.

Not only this, they can also update their apps without resubmitting the new version through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store as long as the code is not modified and they remain the same.