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NATIVE APP DEVELOPMENT IN 2021-2022

December 20, 2021 No Comments

Featured article by Phil Collins

Brain 300x187 NATIVE APP DEVELOPMENT IN 2021 2022

The IT industry is undergoing significant changes right now. Thanks to new tools, creating software or training AI models today can be done even by someone who has no specialized knowledge. The number of software developers is growing, and today, it is impossible to imagine a business that operates exclusively offline. Since many digital trends refer to mobile software development, every business faces the problem of choosing between native and hybrid mobile applications. In our article, you can get a more detailed overview of native mobile development and decide whether you need to implement it for your business.

WHAT IS A NATIVE MOBILE APPLICATION?

Native apps are applications that are developed specifically for the operating system of the end device. So, it can be an iOS or Android-based device. (iOS, Android). The native mobile application understands the native language of an operating system and can thus be fully integrated into it. This specialization ensures that the application can have access to the hardware of the end device flawlessly. And installation of native mobile applications is quite simple. Every user can download them easily from the store and install them on his device.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NATIVE MOBILE DEVELOPMENT

The alternative solution to native applications is hybrid applications. Hybrid applications are web-based applications, for example, web-based online casinos as  Woo Casino login. It is important to make it clear that no development method is “the best”, it often depends on the requirements.

Pros of native applications:

1. According to 5 Key Benefits of Native Mobile App Development | Clearbridge Mobile a major advantage of native apps is their outstanding performance. 

2. Installation is easy and the app is automatically presented as an icon on the home screen afterward.

3. Native applications are optimized for a specific operating system and are therefore the safer choice for complex and/or computationally intensive apps.

4. You can use native applications offline without any problems. With web apps, this can be problematic, since the capacities for offline use are very limited, despite browser caching.

5. Device hardware such as the camera and accelerometer can usually only be used by native apps.

6. Successful native applications appear in the App Stores in the top lists and can thus achieve very high download numbers. However, the path to the top list is long and independent of the app store.

7. Native applications have fewer bugs than other ones. Managing two mobile apps with a single codebase is much harder than having two software and codebases. You don’t have to rely on a cross-platform tool for native mobile app development because there is less reliance on bugs.

8. Native apps are more secure than others, because they use different layers of an operating system for protection, making it difficult to abuse. On the other hand, most hybrid apps depend only on the security of the system browser.

The only disadvantages of native apps are the longer development time and higher development costs.

CONCLUSION

The question is not whether native apps are better than others, but whether the requirements for the app need to be clarified first. The native development of an application guarantees that it is optimally adapted to the operating system and native applications have an outstanding performance. And native application would be a perfect solution for IT projects with a user interface that requires unrestricted access to the hardware.

However, native application development means that the code must be written for each platform so that the hardware understands the app. This leads to more effort in development and later maintenance and correspondingly to increasing costs since the work has to be repeated for each of the platforms individually. To take a decision, you need to weigh up whether this effort is in proportion to the requirements for the app. If this is not the case, you can consider the other alternatives for your mobile application.

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