In the early days, developing Native Apps was the only way to install an application on a smartphone.The most common type of apps, Native applications are designed for specific platforms and are compiled using core programming language such as Swift or Objective C for iOS or Java for Android operating systems.
Native apps take full advantage of the features of a given operating system.Since the app is created and optimized for a specific platform, it showcases an extremely high level of performance and the ability to use device-specific hardware (camera, accelerometer, etc.) and software.
The biggest benefit of native mobile apps is the superior user experience.The apps work with the device’s OS in ways that enable them to provide a high degree of reliability and flexibility compared to their counterparts. In native app development, there are fewer chances for bugs to occur because of the zero dependency on cross-platform tools such as Xamarin or Cordova.
iOS Application Development is a multi-layer process right from choosing the right design platform, programming language and finally a user-friendly native app. The prerequisite being the developers must have the expertise to operate in Apple’s integrated development environment (IDE) and write code using either Swift or Objective-C programming language. In addition, they must have a good understanding of the basic abstraction layers that define iOS architecture and also how the app’s files are bundled.
The ever-growing popularity of Android Apps is something we all know about. Building an Android App requires the Android software development kit (SDK) an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) like Android Studio or Eclipse, the Java Software Development Kit (JDK) and a virtual device to test on. The Android software development kit offers a set of comprehensive development tools, libraries, a handset emulator based on QEMU, debugger, sample code, tutorials. The Android Apps can be written using Java, Kotlin and C++ languages.