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These mobile apps will let you
hybrid app development
DISIM | University of L’Aquila
How many times have you heard claims like these?
PhoneGap apps are slow...
Native apps are more beautiful than web apps...
Hybrid apps are simply web sites distributed in the app stores...
Native apps are better than hybrid apps: they can save data, they can manage files, etc.
In this presentation I will try to rebalance those (mis)-beliefs by showing
10 REAL EXAMPLES
OF HYBRID APPLICATIONS
IN THE APP STORES
panoramic, first-person views of
interiors with accelerometer
360° rotation with zoom
smooth flippable chapters
Feedly News Reader
swipe-based navigation among
swipable menus for
options, saved articles and search
video support with bookmarks
and automatic sync between text and video stream
In-line video playing
Search with suggestions
Text editor with attachments and
Full e-commerce features
native-like dynamic tooltips
Scrollable upper menu
with smooth navigation
All the features of the official
LinkedIn platform available
Sync between played song
and its lyrics
Draw on canvas + dynamic events
"Classical" side menu
Sharing via social networks
Those apps are really good, but in my experience I also saw A LOT of poorly
Main traits (of failure):
no separation of concerns, no architectural reasoning
no reasoning about performance (many many many DOM reflows and queries)