web app vs hybrid app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by phreebees, May 5, 2009.

  1. phreebees 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. ghayenga 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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