Hybrid apps, which offer a balance between HTML5-based web apps and
native apps, will be used in more than 50 percent of mobile apps by
2016, according to research firm Gartner, Inc.
application development offers the ultimate user experience and
performance for mobile applications, the trade-off is often a fragmented
set of development tools and multiple versions of an application to
serve the same user need - because different versions must be made for
each type of device or operating system, Gartner said.
the promise of HTML5 with offline capabilities and animation-rich tools
fell short of expectations, causing developers to consider hybrid
architectures to better leverage mobile device capabilities, it said.
BYOD trend and the increased pressure on organisations to deploy mobile
applications to accommodate mobile work styles of employees will lead
businesses to manage a portfolio of mobile application architectures,
and hybrid architectures will be especially well-suited to business-to-
employee applications," said Van Baker, VP (Research) at Gartner.
mobile becomes a requirement for everything, there is no single device
that will meet all needs. Gartner forecasts that by the end of 2013,
mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web access device
worldwide and by 2016, PC shipments will be less than 50 percent of
combined PC and tablet shipments.