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Advantages and Disadvantages of Native App Development

Author: Taimoor Khan
by Taimoor Khan
Posted: Feb 11, 2019
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What is the Native App Development

A native app is a software program which is designed for the use on a particular platform or devices.

Because a native app is developed for the use on one device and its OS and use device-specific hardware refer to platforms such as Mac and PC and software. The Native apps serves to optimize performance and contain advantage of the latest technology, such as a GPS, compared to web apps or mobile cloud apps developed to be generic across multiple systems.

The iOS –is created by Apple Inc. the solely for its hardware, uses Objective-C or, currently, Swift as a programming language in native mobile app development

The developer uses two main tools for its development are as follows:

SDK (software development kit), a predetermined set of dev tools

IDE (integrated development background)

Performance: As compare to all apps types the native apps offers Smooth work, fast operating speed, and flawless performance

Great User Experience: Great possibility areas for Great design and user experience

Quality User Interface: Its UI allows users to understand navigation within the app more smartly and fast.

Smart Integration: Easy integration with the hardware and all devices such as camera, GPS, phone, touch screen.

Ease in App Store Optimization: Very Easy to launch in the App Store where the user can download.

Data Protection: Better security & reliability as it checked by the App Store properly.

Offline Execution Feature: Some feature has the ability to operate in offline mode.

Ease for Developers: SDK features for programmers which gives half-ready, regularly updated solutions and libraries that interact properly with a given operating system

Pros of Native Apps

Longest Downloading Process: Users can download easily the app store from Google Play or Apple App Store once they decided to use it. But Downloading requires a lot of steps such as going to the app store, finding the application, accepting its terms and conditions, and then start downloading it. According to the latest research, the native app loses 20% of users at each stage in an app funnel which is as follows:

  1. App store pageview
  2. Install
  3. Open app
  4. Sign up
  5. Create content
  6. Post or send to friends

No Flexibility for Developers: The Developers have no flexibility as they have to code for one platform at a time, with separate coding for Android and iOS.

High-Cost Development: For native app development, the programming used is so much tricky and requires more labor, which adds to the time and cost of development.

Expensive Development: Same as first time native app creation the cost of maintaining the native apps (link is external) is also very high. Just for your estimate, the basic native app costing $25,000 will contain maintenance cost of about $5,000.

Highly Skilled staff: Due to the tricky programming issue, highly skilled programming staff require to write code.


Last but not least, the native apps look and feel great as it operates very well for better user experience, customer satisfaction, and retention rates.

On the opposing side, when you come to the development of native mobile apps, there may be some factors which you require to deem in order to make a decision.

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Taimoor is one of the best innovative writer since last 15 years. He has written a lot quality articles on technology, health and automotive industry.

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