The advantages of a native mobile application
A native mobile app is software that has been specially developed to meet specific technical constraints. More precisely, it adapts to the specificities of a given device and is installed directly on the end-user’s device. So what are the advantages of such an app? What performance and how practical can we expect those apps to be ?
The elements that characterize a native mobile app
There are 3 main elements that characterize a native mobile app :
1. The programming language
The native mobile app is developed using an operating system-specific programming language. Let’s take the example of the most common mobile operating systems:
- Android: Commonly used languages are Java and Kotlin;
- iOS: Swift and Objective-C are popular;
- Windows: C++ is the gold standard.
2. Data storage
Your data is stored either on your smartphone’s memory or in the cloud. As a result, there are times when a native app can be accessed without an internet connection. It all depends on the configuration of the mobile device.
You can usually download the native app from the operating system’s dedicated official store. That is, on Google Play or App Store. However, for some time now, it has been possible to find these apps on other platforms.
A native mobile app combines performance and security
Maximum performance and user experience
A native mobile app is optimized for the operating system that hosts it. It therefore offers better performance than a web or hybrid application, which are more “standard”. Since this type of app has been optimized for a specific device, it has a positive impact on performance and responsiveness.
In addition, a native app is much more stable. So there are usually fewer bugs. This app was not designed for multiple platforms (cross-platform in the jargon). It does not depend on other programs to function well. This avoids the hiccups that hybrid apps often face.
Finally, a native app can make full use of the technologies built into mobile devices. It can use the camera, GPS or even synchronization to the contact list.
Typically, you download native apps directly from the App Store or Google Play Store. They’re safe and secure apps, in most cases.
These platforms are known for their rigors. Indeed, any app available on a store has been subject to numerous tests and controls before being validated.
It should also be noted that these applications include digital rights management. This ensures secure data storage.
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