Top 5 advantages of Native App Development
When it comes to mobile application development, you have rather limited options to decide from. You might go for cross-platform development or native app development. For a few years, cross-platform solutions have been rising but does it mean that they are going to replace native mobile apps? From our perspective, as a software development company that works with businesses from different industries. We think they are not as each of these approaches have their pros and cons and serves different business needs and, most importantly, different products.
You can find a lot about Flutter or React Native advantages and disadvantages but let’s take a look at what true native mobile application development has to offer.
User and designer-friendly
As the application is tailor-made consistently with UI guidelines, that are specified to one concrete platform iOS or Android, designers can create layouts that are easier to understand by users. Furthermore, the solutions are constantly reviewed, maintained and developed by Google and Apple, which invest a lot of their time and budget in making sure their UX is optimized for users to the maximum extent.
Operating speed and smoothness of work are in advantage for native development. By developing applications on one platform, you can focus more on performance and make the best of all resources that the OS has to offer.
In case of Android and iOS, the process of publishing application to the market differs. AppStore might be a little more, let’s say “tricky”, which results in rejections due to the lack of inconsistency in some UI elements. This issue can be highlighted often when using cross-platform development but native can reduce this to the minimum as designers and developers focus on the look and feel of one OS.
Interaction with a device
Due to the use of already known UI elements, users can have a better experience and learn to use your application more quickly. That might be a huge competitive advantage when it comes to the simplicity of use of the application, no matter if it’s iOS or Android.
Native as a mature technology has nearly every scenario and issues covered. This makes it safer both for users and a company. A position where native application development stands now is a few years ahead of cross-platform frameworks and that is a huge advantage when we talk about data protection and such potential threats as information leaks.
As you can see, native mobile apps development can be truly helpful if used in the right scenarios. We truly love innovations (as we all do!) and work in Flutter as our core cross-platform framework because we believe that support from Google team is a guarantee of stability and reliability in terms of developing nearly native experiences on both platforms. However, after 10 years of market experience in mobile development, we cannot deny that some clients' ideas are a better fit for native. If you feel confused about which approach is the best for you, write to us and we’ll try to help solve this puzzle.