Native vs Hybrid App Development

Hybrid Apps normally use one code based comprised of web technologies like HTML, CSS and javascript and run in on a webview. The advantages of Hybrid apps are that now you only need to maintain one codebase for multiple platforms – Android, iOS and the Web.

Native apps are built using the specific programming language for the platform, so for Android you would use Java or Kotlin . For iOS , you would use Swift or Objective C.

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An Introduction to WebWorkers

JavaScript is single threaded, all your code runs on the main thread. Now if you run some CPU intensive task like compressing a large file, the browser will become unresponsive while it performs the task. To overcome this, we use WebWorkers.

WebWorkers are external JavaScript files that run in a separate thread, so that you main thread can remain free to process user input.

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