Could this be the beginning of the end for native mobile apps.
Ionic, a provider of a popular cross-platform mobile development technology stack, has new research that indicates hybrid apps currently dominate and progressive Web apps are increasingly growing.
A survey by Ionic has revealed that hybrid is overtaking traditional native development; two years ago, 20 percent of developers were building with native tools, but this is expected to drop to just three percent by 2019.
An increasing number (32 percent) of developers are also working on PWAs, which make possible the features consumers expect from native apps to the mobile browser experience and run in a secure container accessible to anyone on the web.
Co-founder and CEO of Ionic, Max Lynch stated “It may be counter-intuitive to some, but the web is increasingly important to mobile user experiences,”
“There are only so many apps people are willing to download to a device, and fewer still that they use regularly – so brands need a seamless experience across platforms to meet and engage customers on their terms. I am not at all surprised to see the boomerang back to the web as a core platform to support hybrid and browser-based apps.