What Are The Advantages Of Native Apps Over Hybrid Apps?

Choosing to invest in the development of a native or hybrid mobile application is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. Before deciding on one or the other, you need to analyze several variables such as your target audience, the core of your business, the user experience, and the features you want to implement in your mobile app, among others.

Native apps over hybrid apps

Advantages of a hybrid application

The main advantage of a hybrid application is that we can deploy it to multiple devices and operating systems using the same code. This feature has made them more affordable compared to a native app and also provides a much shorter time to market.

When should you invest in a hybrid app?

You should look into developing a hybrid app whenever your business is not yet at a very advanced stage or you want to test an idea if you are releasing an MVP this would be the best choice if there are no technical constraints, as you will be able to run an app that works on multiple platforms and validate your product as soon as possible.

Many options for developing hybrid mobile applications

Frameworks like React Native for those companies that can’t afford or aren’t interested in having dedicated device profiles among their employees.

Advantages of a native application

The main advantage of native applications is that they guarantee the best user experience and performance, because we can take advantage of all the capabilities of the device, they provide functions that are exclusive to the operating system itself, and their performance and response speed are better than hybrid applications. This means a larger investment than that required to develop a hybrid application, which involves the development and maintenance of two source codes and developers specialized in each platform or operating system.

Working natively provides many benefits

Work directly with technologies created by the operating system and, in the case of Apple, even hardware using Xcode and Android Studio. Access to the latest platform updates, extensive documentation and publications to help you resolve any issues.

Achieving better application performance and appearance

Users penalize apps with their scores that don’t take advantage of their device’s performance and don’t have the look and feel of the platform, so working with native frameworks potentially gives us a greater edge in user ratings.

When should you invest in a native app?

We recommend developing native apps when the core business revolves around the mobile app and you need to ensure that the user experience, speed and features are the best in the market. Another situation where we suggest choosing a native application is in companies that already have a large number of users and for which we know that the most used form of interaction is a mobile application. Again, with a native app we can ensure the best possible performance and user experience.

Native apps over hybrid apps 

When deciding which type of mobile app is best for your business, you will see that the corresponding advantages or disadvantages may be more important depending on the case and the type of business.


We have several experts and professionals who can help you make this decision by analyzing your case and recommending the best option.