NATIVE MOBILE APPLICATION
A native mobile application refers to application software that is developed to work on a specific platform or device. Since it is created to operate on a specific mobile device and its operating system, it has the prowess to use device-specific hardware and software.
Mainly, there are two mobile operating system platforms, Apple’s iOS, and Google’s Android. Native applications are designed in a code that is primarily used for the mobile device and its operating system. For instance, developers code Android-native apps using Java, whereas, they code iOS apps using Swift or Objective-C.
Native mobile apps have a quick execution and a high degree of accuracy. Apart from being faster, it also enables the users to get access to all the native user interface (UI) controls and layouts.
Following are the characteristics of a Native Application:
• Native apps are highly reliable.
• Native apps are simple, have faster performance and offer a better user experience.
• Native applications support both, online and offline operations.
• Features of native apps can be utilized in the best way.
Advantages of Native Applications
• It offers a wide range of functionalities since it leverages the potential of the primary mobile device.
• It gives quick and responsive software performance.
• It comes with the push notification functionality.
• The quality of the Native apps can be assured through the ratings in the App Stores.
Disadvantages of Native Applications
• Native apps involve multiple code bases, since each device would be having its version of the app, i.e., the coding would be different in the case of Android, and different in case of iOS.
• It involves a higher cost, as more developers would be required to build and handle a code base for each platform.
• A lot of time is spent on multiple fabrications for different platforms in every feature update.