Native App Development

Native app Development –Advantages and Disadvantages

The native app, as the name suggests is developed for being used on any particular device and is compatible with its operating system only. These apps can use or access the device-specific software and hardware as well as can utilize the optimized performance of latest technology incorporated on the device such as WiFi, GPS etc. Any native app development company creates generic native apps for both Android operating systems and iPhone operating systems. While Swift or Objective-C is used in iOS systems, Android systems make use of Java.

Difference Between Native and Web App Development

In case of long-term maintenance and design challenges, the native app development offers customization and robust features to provide benefits. On the other hand, Web app development makes it easily operable in multiple platforms but it lacks in using the features of each platform the fullest. Both the development processes yield same benefits but native apps stay ahead with its usage of features.

Moreover, native app development makes use of various web applications like CSS, HTML Standard and JavaScript. Web app development is less quick and versatile as it makes use of specific code base for specific device.

Difference Between Native and Hybrid App Development

Hybrid app development is a mixture of web and native apps –while the apps run like web app, the installation is like native app. Having access to APIs, they have access to device features like GPS, Storage and Camera. Hybrid app development runs with CSS and HTML like native app but here the developers need to make minor changes for customizing the app with each platform.

While Native app development helps the apps to run offline, the hybrid app development makes the apps applicable under internet connection only. Still native mobile app development takes a bit more time than that of hybrid app development, although their development cost is almost similar.

Advantages or Native App Development

Native app development although being a basic approach of development, still offers multiple advantages -

  • According to capability of underlying device, wide functionality is obtained
  • The software performance is quick and responsive
  • Providers promote, maintain and develop the platform
  • Ensures push notification
  • You are assured of the quality of the apps developed by this approach from the user ratings on app stores
  • Right after release, the apps are developed to utilize the latest capability and features of the phone hardware and software.
  • The User Interface is compatible with Operating system’s User Experience.

Disadvantages of Native App Development

While developing the native apps, a few disadvantages are also evident -

  • Apps are developed to run only on specific platform
  • There is lack of native app developers
  • Numerous code bases are to be managed as different devices have different versions installed
  • In order to create and manage code base of different platform with tool chains, additional developer is needed and the cost is increased
  • For updating multiple versions on separate platforms, significant time is lost.

Native Mobile App Development for iOS and Android

By using effective programming language in an Integrated Development Environment for designing platform-specific applications, the native apps are used for two platforms namely Apple Inc’s iOS and Google’s Android. While iOS native app development works with operating system which is only applicable for iPhone, iPad etc manufactured by Apple Inc, the Android operating system works in mobile devices of extensive range of OEMs or Original Equipment Manufacturers.

Android Studio is the main IDE for Android development using android-specific Java or Kotlin. Apple mobile and Macbooks also are compatible for Android Studio.

For users of a specific type of device, the native apps are highly beneficial as they take utmost advantage of the operating system and help in creating a significant presence within the mobile ecosystem.

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