Hybrid vs Native - confessions of a native developer

Choosing the wrong mobile tech stack sets you up for a world of pain. But how do you select the right one from a plethora of current options?

As an iOS developer I am convinced that a carefully designed native app provides the best user experience. So why would we choose Ionic2/Angular2 on Cordova (a bleeding edge Hybrid JavaScript framework) for our latest mobile App? In this short talk I will share our thinking and experiences on the current landscape of mobile stack options.

I will introduce the contenders: Native (iOS and Android) vs Semi-Native (Xamarin and React Native) vs Hybrid (Ionic2/Angular2 on Cordova) vs Web. We will then go through some of the prominent tradeoffs between the different options: cost, reuse, single language, speed and user experience, device support, learning curve.

This should give you some (opinionated) guidelines to choosing the right mobile stack for your particular App.

Speaker Bio: I'm a software engineer who divides my time between coaching software development teams and building software products, mostly mobile. Most of my experience has been in developing crucial font-end applications in the financial industries: online trading, online banking, insurance and branch banking. The problem with new and shiny is that you might end up burning in lava.

Length: 31:34
Recorded on 2016-07-16 at JavaScript in South Africa
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