Most mobile interfaces can be implemented using either native app or hybrid app development technologies; however, there is more flexibility in designing these interfaces using hybrid / PhoneGap app development technology. Hybrid app development uses HTML5 and CSS3 that have far superior capabilities when designing interfaces with many form factors and highly dynamic content.
However, there are some drawbacks and interface design issues that may come up when using hybrid app development.
Sometimes it is tedious and is time consuming to implement certain standard native user experience designs and complicated interfaces using hybrid app development technology.
|Native Apps||HTML5 Apps||Hybrid Apps|
|Graphics||Native APIs||HTML, Canvas, SVG||HTML, Canvas, SVG|
|Native look and feel||Native||Emulated||Emulated|
|Offline storage||Secure file storage||Shared SQL||Secure file system, shared SQL|
|Pinch & Spread||Yes||No||Yes|
|Connectivity||Online and offline||Mostly online||Online and offline|