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Lucas | 07.08.2023

What Are Native Apps?

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Native apps are purpose-built applications designed specifically for a particular operating system (OS). These apps are developed using the programming languages and frameworks that are native to that OS. This approach allows developers to fully leverage the capabilities and features of the operating system.


By tailoring an app to a specific platform, it gains the advantage of direct access to the device's hardware and features, resulting in feature-rich and highly responsive applications.


However, one drawback of native applications is the need for separate development efforts for each platform. This can increase development and maintenance efforts, as developers must manage and update multiple codebases. Additionally, ensuring consistency between different versions of the app can be challenging.


Despite this challenge, native mobile apps remain a popular choice for developers aiming to deliver optimized and platform-specific experiences to users. The decision to develop a native app or opt for cross-platform development ultimately depends on factors like target audience, development resources, and the desired level of platform integration and performance.


For a more detailed overview, read our blog post.

Lucas Meurer
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