Feature Pack 6 or later

Worklight applications

Hybrid application starter stores are accessed as an app directly installed on mobile devices. The Android smart phone hybrid application delivers a native experience by wrapping the mobile Web storefront with a native shell. The native shell elements are coded using the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), while the storefront is accessed using the mobile Web interface.

IBM Worklight is a mobile application platform that you can use to develop cross-platform hybrid applications for smart phone and tablet starter stores.

Hybrid Android applications deliver design aspects and usability elements that function similar to a fully native application.

Advantages of developing hybrid applications include easy storefront updates (if the native shell does not require updating), the ability to use device-specific widgets, a native user experience, and using JavaScript-to-device API mapping to access device-specific features such as the contacts, camera, user location and mapping.