What Hybrid generally means? It is an offspring of two different species. Similarly, while developing mobile applications Hybrid mobile frameworks means an application that is a mixture of the elements of both Native apps and Web applications through which these type of apps are made to work on multiple platforms. These apps can be built within lesser time as compared to native apps and also the appearance of a hybrid mobile application can vary from platform to platform.
It is a framework to develop cross-platform mobile applications. Though there are many different frameworks for cross-platform mobile applications, still Xamarin is different because it uses a single language only and is known to abide by the WORA (Write once, Run anytime) principle. It integrates with Visual Studio, Microsoft’s IDE for the .NET Framework, extending Visual Studio for Android and iOS development. It is easy to run tests on these framework applications. Examples of these Framework applications include CA Mobile, Picturex, Insightly CRM, etc
PhoneGap is a software development framework by Adobe Systems, which is used to develop mobile applications. It is such a framework that the developers can use the same code for different platforms and use their existing website development knowledge to quickly build apps that are supported by multiple mobile operating systems. It develops applications under a wrapper native app shell and then implements them in the native stores for various available platforms. It also comes with the provision of a cloud service named “Build” that compiles applications without the requirement of any software development kit installed on the environment. Examples of this framework include Wikipedia – Free Encyclopedia, HealthTap – Personal Health Advisor, TripCase – Travel Planner, etc