Hybrid apps: yay or nay?

Jordi de Kock
Feb 6, 2018 · 4 min read

1. So we’re always up-to date

As long as Apple and Google do not work together, cross-platform will always be a third-party solution. This means an extra dependency apart from being dependant on the platform. New updates, new SDK, etc. will never be ready on release day in React Native and so it will always fall behind. We want to be on top of the latest changes and features of new OS versions to provide the best solutions for our clients.

2. Simply more options

Since the platforms allow us to push the limits we also get the best possible performance of the app. We are directly in control of everything and this results in smooth running and high-performance apps. Of course if you are developing a more standard app, this might not be an issue. However, our clients choose to work with us for our custom solutions for their very specific problems. We have an advising role and always try to go a few steps further than the standard. We look for the source of the problem and that may result in something entirely different than what the client has in mind, but fits better with company and its users or clients.

3. iOS and Android users might require different solutions

The most-heard argument for choosing React Native is that it saves a lot of development time. This is true. Where you’d have to build the same thing twice in Swift and Kotlin to get native apps for iOS and Android, you only have to do this once in React Native to get two apps for your platforms. That’s a win right? Not necessarily. Two of the same apps also means you’ll get the exact same experience on both platforms, and this might not be the best experience for that specific platform.

4. React Native isn’t the only one with libraries

A much heard argument for React Native is that there are so many libraries available. Well guess what? We can say the same for iOS and Android: the communities for both platforms have created a lot of useful libraries that are easy to implement in native development. These libraries save us a lot of time and prevent us from having to reinvent the wheel.


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Label A develops intuitive and sexy apps, websites and online platforms. Dummy-proof and high-tech, with a focus on mobile and cloud technologies. We have everything in- house to be able to design, develop and support web and mobile applications. Visit us at www.labela.nl.