Native Applications are applications that are designed and coded for a particular operating system, such as Android or iOS using the specific programming language required.

Native apps can only be distributed via their respective app marketplaces and require OS-specific developer accounts

Benefits of Native Apps:

  • Can integrate with all the unique features and hardware of the OS
  • Can have a user interface/design that feels like it is part of the OS
  • For apps needing a large amount of complex computation or rendering, Native Apps can have better performance than Cross Platform Apps and Progressive Web Apps

Drawbacks of Native Apps:

  • Only supports one OS, Each OS must be developed and tested individually
  • Usually pricier, depending on features and integrations
  • Usually have a longer development timeline
  • User interface/design generally varies slightly between OS

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