Today, every business is in competition to make their online presence robust with a scalable mobile app. The increasing number of smartphone users has made the online trend quite mandatory to survive in the business. Well, the most common question while opting for app development is: which specific platform to choose? Usually, people get confused while choosing between the native and cross platform app development.
What is a native app?
Mobile apps built using native development languages for a specific Operating System or platform are termed as native apps. For instance, objective-C and Swift are used for iOS (iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch) and for Android platform, Java is the preferred language. However, Android apps can be developed in C and C++ but Google does not promote the same.
Benefits of native development
Generally, native apps are built for a specific platform as they take advantage of the Operating System native services, (i.e. e-mail, messaging, calendar, etc), hardware (camera, GPS, accelerometer, gyrometer, etc.) and slick UI. The mobile apps built on native tools perform better because they are developed using the same development tools and languages in which the Operating System was originally created.
What is cross platform development?
Pros of native app development over cross platform
Pros of cross platform app development over native app development
This is a brief to help you understand both platforms, native and cross apps. Hence, the comparison between both will make it quite clear to know which platform to opt for according to your business requirement.
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