With any startup or company working on a budget, choosing whether to build a hybrid or a native app is a major decision. One wrong step and it would result in the investment of a lot of money in something that could not be used the way intended. Although native apps seem more secure, there are reasons why hybrid apps seem like a better choice.
Here are some factors to be considered when developing an app, to accordingly decide the right platform
There would ideally not be any major difference in terms of the app the customer sees. The differences lie in the way the app has been developed. Hybrid apps can be easily used on platforms, Android and iOS. However, native apps would need some additional coding effort to make a switch since it would mean coding in a new language altogether.
Developing a hybrid app definitely goes easy on the wallet and cheque book since the app has to be developed once and can be used across both platforms. To put the costing into perspective, there is a 30% price difference or saving when working with a hybrid app. It is cost effective and works better for companies with lower budgets and tighter deadlines.
Contrary to what the little birdy says, there is no reason to switch from a hybrid app to a native app. Furthermore, if a switch is demanded, it can be handled anytime without any hurry or worry, depending on the reasons for the switch. There are a couple of flaws that a hybrid app might have to succumb to however they seem to be outweighed by the pros still making it the better option.
Startups, having a budget and looking to handle the most out of the little they have, would definitely find it majorly sensible to handle a hybrid app. All the same, the apps are not completely bug-free but giving the hybrid apps a little more time would result in fixes in all the right places.