hybrid mobile app
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hybrid mobile appA smartphone or tablet application that is developed for multiple platforms simultaneously and is updated more easily. In a hybrid mobile app, the source code is the same, and any changes to the source generates new apps for all the targeted platforms.
In contrast, when mobile apps are written in two or more native programming languages to support different platforms, such as iOS and Android, even the most minor changes must be made separately in each set of source code. Native programming requires extensive training, because each platform's inherent architecture, syntax and development tools are very different and barely resemble each other (see IDE).
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