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Frequently Asked Questions

Native app development involves creating mobile apps specifically for Android or iOS platforms. Developers build these apps using programming languages and tools unique to each platform, enabling the application to fully leverage the operating system’s features. For Android, this involves using Java or Kotlin. For iOS, developers use Objective-C or Swift.

Examples of native mobile apps include:

  • Google Maps
  • Facebook
  • Uber
  • WhatsApp

Cross-platform app development enables developers to create mobile apps for multiple operating systems, such as iOS and Android, using a single code base. This differs from native app development, which requires separate codebases for each platform.

Popular cross-platform frameworks include:

Native app development is ideal when performance and seamless integration with platform-specific features are paramount. It suits projects with high complexity and clear specifications, ensuring the best possible user experience on each platform.

Cross-platform app development is advantageous for projects that need to be launched quickly and efficiently across multiple platforms. It is also suitable for projects that might expand to web or desktop applications, or for those operating on a tighter budget while still aiming to reach a broad audience.