There is no need to explain the importance and advantages of developing specifically for mobile, as smart phones has a significant part in everybody life.
Currently, there is a broad range of technologies to create mobile apps starting from native development through cross compilers to cross platform based apps.
Native mobile apps are likely what come to mind when you think of apps. A native app is one that is developed to be ‘native’ to a specific platform: Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android or Windows Phone.
The advantages of native mobile apps includes -
- High performances.
- Ultimate user experience.
- Greater app store visibility.
A cross-platform application is a mobile app which is compatible with multiple operating systems and can therefore run on any smartphone or tablet.
The advantages of building a cross-platform application includes -
- Shorter development time.
- Exposure to a larger number of users.
- Updates synchronization.