Technologies we use

Hybrid Mobile Applications

Can’t decide whether to develop for iOS or Android?

Mobile apps built with hybrid technologies may share code with your website, depending on what language lies at the core of both.

There are a variety of frameworks that can be used to develop hybrid mobile applications, each with their strengths and weaknesses.

React Native

React Native, an open source framework, is built on React, a JavaScript library based on the MVVM pattern with benefits including fast rendering and minimal updates, due to the use of a component based UI. React uses native components to make the user experience smoother, however this can require more development time than other hybrid options.

Well known and loved apps Facebook, Instagram, Airbnb, Skype, Walmart, and Wix all use React Native under the hood to build fast, responsive, complex native apps for both iOS and Android.

Appcelerator Titanium

Appcelerator Titanium is used for developing cross-platform apps all from the one JavaScript codebase, in an MVC-based framework, which is ideal for keeping everything in JavaScript only. The framework hooks into native elements for each platform you’re developing on. Titanium allows you to build cross-platform apps fairly quickly and offers relatively high performance.

Titanium-built apps include Ebay, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PayPal, Cisco, Bed Bath & Beyond, RayBan, and Avis.

Ionic framework

Ionic is an open-source framework that builds on Angular, one of JavaScript’s most popular frameworks. With Ionic, you can write apps as if they were a webpage, in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and then wrap with Cordova to turn it into a mobile application. This means that we only have to write the code once, and then Cordova does (almost all) the rest. Ionic is best for less complex apps with infrequent data reloads, where development needs to be as fast as possible for both iOS and Android.

Apps you may know built with Ionic include MarketWatch, Baskin Robbins, Sworkit, Vice China, and Diesel.

Cordova

Cordova is used widely in development efforts for wrapping mobile websites into mobile apps. This allows developers to design a mobile app as a website, and then wrap later to take advantage of the native components of an OS. Cordova is often used in combination with hybrid app frameworks

We can guide you towards the best technologies for your project and start building the app that fulfills all your business needs - we have Appcelerator Titanium experts, Ionic developers, Cordova mobile developers, and hybrid development specialists for hire. Email us today to find out more info about our hybrid development services.

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