web app vs hybrid app

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by phreebees, May 5, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    May 1, 2009
    can anyone elaborate on what the difference is? From what I understand a webapp is an app that can only be used while connected to the internet ( wifi, 3g) and a hybrid is the same except it has features that can be accessed offline. Can anyone help me?
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    A web app is one that runs in a browser, specifically mobile Safari, and an iPhone web app is one that's optimized for viewing/using on an iPhone screen.

    A hybrid app is a native iPhone app that uses a UIWebView to render HTML and or communicate with a web server as well as using regular iPhone SDK features.

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