Usually when we hear about “hybrid mobile apps” what people really mean is PhoneGap, a HTML app with a thin wrapper needed to put it in the app store. Or worse, it’s an app builder that developers can use for simple stuff but quickly outgrow. These are a dime a dozen these days, so usually we mention them in passing and move on. But it seems that Syncfusion’s Orubase is different. It is a true hybrid application framework where developers are encouraged to freely mix HTML and native code. So we are giving it another look.