It's time we talked about the elephant in the room.
Hybrid mobile apps have been built the same way for almost 10 years.
While great for accelerating app development across teams, the architecture underneath is antiquated and brittle.
Meanwhile, new ways of building apps have emerged, and Web Developers are now pushing the limits of what's possible with modern web technology and APIs. But hybrid app technology and older tools like Cordova have not caught up.
Some cross-platform solutions have come out that think the Web Platform can't build great mobile apps, and instead try to bring pieces of the web without bringing everything that is great about it.
It's time for a different approach. One that doesn't just throw out the web platform, but embraces it and extends it with full access to native functionality and UI controls. One that enables developers to build one app that runs natively on iOS, Android, Desktop, and Web as a Progressive Web App. One app using standard web technology and APIs.
It's time for Web Native
Web Native is the idea that teams should build modern Web Apps and combine them with tools like Capacitor that unlock powerful Native APIs to the app for the platform its running on.
Web Native is the full capability and access to developers of the Web Platform, with the full functionality and performance benefits of traditional native apps.
Web Native is "hybrid" done right, and it's the future of mobile app development.
To see the future of Wep Apps running on mobile, desktop, and web, take a look at Capacitor and start building Web Native apps.