Native app development is the creation of software programs that run on specific devices and platforms. They are tailor made for that specific environment. These apps also require different development skills and technologies than mobile websites/apps.
The key difference that sets them apart is that, unlike websites and web apps, Native apps do not run in the browser. Instead, you download them from platform-specific app stores such as Google Play or Windows Store. Once installed, you simply open the app directly from the shortcut created on your device.
So, why choose Native app development over Cross-platform?
There are several benefits to choosing the Native option, here are just a few:
1. Apps will perform their best and feel consistent, having been carefully created and optimised for a specific platform.
2. Apps are more secure and protect your user’s data more reliably due to having been tailor coded from the ground up for all intents and purposes.
3. Faster development time as fewer bugs are encountered while working on the one platform and not juggling cross-platform codebases.
4. Developers can access all the possible features of a platform as there are no pre-existing restrictions in place or compatibility issues. They also gain immediate access to new features that are pushed to their chosen platform