What are Native Apps?

Native applications are applications developed with the official programming language of a specific operating system. If an app is developed for iOS, this app can only be used on all iOS devices. Below are examples of native languages for each mobile platform.

  • Swift and Objective-C: iOS
  • Java and Kotlin: Androi
  • .Net: Windows Phone

These applications are powered by the smartphone's own resources and this gives access to the camera, images, microphone, etc. Taking all this gives an advantage to be designed directly for mobile software has an optimized performance so its interface makes it much more adapted to the operating system.

Another of its advantages is that it does not require internet in its update but not all of them if they require internet to update them as well as their notifications

Advantages of creating native mobile applications

Obviously, unlike the development of applications in other programming languages that are not native to each platform, here we will have certain advantages depending on the platform chosen. to see which are some of them.

Maximum performance on devices

By taking advantage of the advantages offered by a native programming language, we will also be taking advantage of the fact of getting the most out of the devices that have that operating system .

User experience is increased

As indicated above, by obtaining better performance, these in turn obtain a better user experience in terms of load times, fluidity and design refers.

Applications available from the App Store

As is to be expected, fully native applications have greater visibility in the application store, over hybrid applications or WebApps.

Notifications available

You've probably noticed that on your device, some notifications launched by the same applications constantly appear. This is one of the advantages of developing in the native language of the platform, since by allowing to get the highest possible performance to the functions of a device, including this way, the notification system

Constant Updates

Constant Updates


Due to the visibility that these apps have in the respective store of each system, it increases the feedback on the part of the users, which leads the developers to get down to work and update more frequently.

Disadvantages or Disadvantages of Native Mobile Applications

Not everything is perfect native apps also have disadvantages now we will show you some disadvantages or disadvantages that You can have a Native application

Different functionalities in each platform

Let's give an example: You are developing a mobile application, however you will first create it to be executed from devices with android Here the functions of your application will be adapted to what the operating system allows and the functions of each device that can be executed, remember that there are more functions than others. However, the radical change will be when you want to develop the app on another platform, because in each platform there are different functions and modalities, which over time you will have to devise.

A Native application is more expensive

Obviously, the costs of a native app are increased, the production in case you do not know how to do it and you have to pay someone to develop an application in any of the languages and platforms that we have just see, they are higher.

Custom and exclusive code

Unfortunately, all the code that you generate and produce in the programming language that you choose from any of the platforms, can not be reusable to create it on some other platform. Therefore, if you want your application to be native in the 3 best mobile platforms that I mentioned at the beginning, then you will have to develop one by one in its respective programming language.