What are Native applications and their Advantages?

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One of the biggest unknowns when developing a mobile application is defining the ideal development for your project. 

Although there are different types of developments, the Native, Hybrid, and Web App are the ones that offer the most significant benefits.

In this article, we will specifically discuss Native Applications and what their advantages are.

What is a Native Application?

It is known as a Native Application to all those apps specifically developed for a specific operating system.

It is installed directly on the device itself, drawing on the characteristics of the smartphone or tablet. 

You can view Native Apps from the mobile or tablet even without having an Internet connection.

Native app users download these apps from the most popular online app stores. Apple Store for Apple and Google Play for Android devices or similar for other devices. 

Advantages of developing a Native Application

  1. The download or installation of the Native Applications is from the different app stores of each device, and they do not require an Internet connection for their operation.
  2. They develop to adapt and take advantage of mobile functions and access most hardware features such as camera, calendar, GPS, etc.
  3. It allows Push notifications; you access potential customers through promotions and offers.
  4. Being exposed in an App Store, the applications have good visibility, which allows criticism and evaluations to be received, increasing the notoriety of the application.
  5. The user experience is more thanks to the interface of the native apps, which allow us to offer a good design and a more pleasant and straightforward way of navigation.
  6. It allows constant updates to adapt to the criticisms and evaluations it receives and give a response to integrate improvements, corrections, and updates.
  7. It has excellent performance due to the fast response time. Thanks to the fact that the native application uses the processing of smartphones to the maximum.

When to develop a Native Application?

Here we explain what to take into account to develop a native application: 

  • You want to prioritize quality and user experience, despite the investment and development time being much higher.
  • If you wish the device’s functions to be used, such as the camera, microphone, notifications, GPS, etc.
  • Higher speed and better performance since this type of native application have access to the local processor and storage of the device.
  • With a native application, you can get better performance from the screens of the devices. It is crucial to ensure that the application is displayed correctly on different screens and resolutions.
  • Internet access is not mandatory, so a native application allows you to work offline. It is essential if, for example, the native app is a mobile game.

Final Words

A native application is ideal for interacting with your customers, building your database and boosting your business’s sales, and, of course, stands out from the competition.