Native Mobile App- Benefits & Limitations

Time
09-06-2020
Category :Mobile Application

 

Native Mobile Apps- Android Mobile App- iOS Mobile App- Benefits & Limitations

It sounds clichéd, but we time and again stress the fact that the original is always better. The same is the case for mobile apps. When it comes to a native Android mobile app and an iOS mobile app, they are always better than hybrid mobile apps. You can read about the benefits and limitations of hybrid (cross-platform) mobile apps here.

Now, let us see the benefits of native mobile apps here.

Benefits of a native mobile app

  1. The native apps use the device built-in features. Hence, they work fast.

  2. The content, structure and visual elements are already stored in the mobile device for a native app. Hence, it is accessible offline too.

  3. You get a good user-experience with a natural-flow feel to it.

  4. Native apps have full control over the image orientation, size, and quality.

  5. It is easy to discover in the App Store.

  6. Native apps have full access to device hardware and software like location, camera, phone book, contacts, Bluetooth, GPS, etc.

  7. They offer better security.

While we have discussed the benefits, let us get a glimpse of the disadvantages of native mobile apps.

Limitations of a native mobile app

  1. Downloading of native apps takes slightly more time due to some additional steps for the users.

  2. Costs of creating native apps are more because separate coding is required for Android and iOS. The maintenance costs are high too. Also, the codebase for each version has to be maintained and updated.

  3. Native apps take up precious space of the mobile device storage. 

  4. The development of native apps takes more time.

  5. Native apps require frequent upgrades. Moreover, any fixes or upgrades have to be submitted to the app store first which is time-consuming. After approval, the user needs to update the app to see the changes. Frequent updates may act as a deterrent and the user may simply uninstall the app. 

A native mobile app is always preferable to a hybrid mobile app because of its superior user-experience and functionality. After all, our objective to create a mobile app is to enhance customer experience, isn’t it? If you want to design an Android mobile app or iOS mobile app, you can contact our expert mobile app developers

What do you prefer, a native mobile app or a hybrid mobile app?  

 

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