Native Apps & Hybrid Apps: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Today's Paradigms
A simple approach to envision this model is to imagine a website, running locally within a WebView in an app. Hybrid apps do not have complete API access, provide a less-than-perfect design experience and take a significant performance hit by using the …
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Native Apps & Hybrid Apps: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Today's Paradigms