What are Hybrid Apps?
Let’s understand this way, you are born in a country, you are a native to that country/city/state. You move to a new city/country for a job , you become a foreigner to that place I.e hybrid whose roots are still native. Same way Native Apps are those apps that are default to the device built using a single framework and designed in accordance with the OS guidelines, features, layouts which gives it an easier in-app interaction. Users can navigate and use the app faster. Native Mobile Apps are basically the default apps on the phone such as Camera, Music Player, Messages etc., Native Apps usually takes a longer time to build.
Hybrid App development can be done using some of the already available Hybrid Apps framework
Ionic framework is a free and open source framework for building hybrid apps. It provides services using web technologies such as HTML, CSS and SASS. SASS is the most stable and professional grade CSS extensions which is compatible with all versions of CSS. It has more than 120 native features such as Bluetooth, Finger Print authentication etc., IONIC Framework will always remain free to use.
Intel XDK allows the user to build cross-platform apps for any kind of store. It contains services and plug-ins for interactive and responsive apps. One can easily create apps using a drag and drop approach. One of the most highlighting features of Intel XDK is that it provides a live preview of the connected device.
Xamarin is a Microsoft owned California based company. One of the top used hybrid app framework it can be implemented on various platforms using C#. Using C# as codebase, it is possible to create native Android and iOS apps.
Mobile Angular UI
Mobile Angular UI uses Bootstrap and Angular JS to create HTML5 mobile apps. Always available as open source and free to use. Media queries are kept out of bootstrap but can be included as separate files. It has various UI components such as sidebars, overlays etc.,
Kendo UI leverages HTML5 framework to build cross platform applications powered by Telerik. Depends mainly on jQuery and therefore uses many jQuery widgets. It might be open source but it is limited in terms of widgets as most of them are under a commercial license. Kendo UI lets the user integrate with and Angular and Bootstrap framework as well.