Yes, Instagram is a hybrid app.
Applications offer great opportunities for many. There are apps for all your needs. Mobile applications on a whole can be classified into three types:
A native app is developed to be used on a particular mobile OS. Developers use OS-specific programming languages to build them. The languages used to build native apps are Java for Android and Swift or Objective-C for iOS. Native apps offer high performance and ensure good user experience. Native apps form 30% of all apps.
The Hybrid app is a mix of native and web-based apps. Hybrid apps are the most popular apps because developers will need to write code for a mobile app once and accommodate to multiple platforms. Hybrid apps are fast and easy to develop. Nearly 70% of all apps on the Internet are hybrid apps.
Hybrid apps work across multiple platforms. Like native apps, hybrid apps must be downloaded to the device, but Hybrid apps work in a similar way to the Web apps. The difference is that hybrid apps have a simple ‘native’ shell that makes them feel like native apps.
Native apps can be great, but hybrid apps are equally good. Some of the most popular mobile apps these days are hybrid apps, like Uber, Twitter, Evernote and Instagram. Instagram, the hybrid app, is a social networking platform focusing on images and videos. In 2011, Instagram introduced hashtags to help users discover photos. Users can create trends through hashtags. Instagram also offers photographic filters that can be applied on images. Before planning to build hybrid, apps ensure that the web speed if you want tailored user experience.