To end users, “hybrid” apps like those created with Cordova/Ionic are native apps. Why are we so afraid to call them that?
Cordova/Ionic Apps are Native Apps
Max Lynch

Why not call them hybrid apps and be proud of it? End users might not care, but developers do and I think there’s no gain in calling them native. It only dilutes concepts people have in their mind. There’s strength in hybrid, but also tradeoffs.

The typical Ionic app might use an Action Sheet as a native control, but the developer usually can’t make any other input controls truly native. For example, I can’t name a single hybrid/web-based app that doesn’t suck when using a textarea.

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