If you’ve ever considered building a mobile app, you’ve no doubt run into the question of hybrid versus native.

At Silverstag Consulting, we have done our fair share of experimentation when it comes to mobile development. We have delved both into the native and hybrid ecosystems, and have come out with a better understanding of both. In this article I’ll be unpacking what they are, and which to favour in which situations.

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In order for this to be a fair comparison, let’s assume the following:

  • You would like a mobile application that runs on both Android and iOS.
  • The application you are building does not require heavy computation such as 3D rendering, Virtual Reality, or any complex mathematical requirements — if this is the case, you are almost certainly better off building native (for the time being). …

Chris Snow

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