Why are native apps the best?

Written by on Wednesday, April 9th 2014

As mobile usage increases, users tend to be more selective and demanding about the services offered. Because of this increasing growth rate of the app usage overall, it’s important to know how to build a good app.
Why are native apps the best?

Today I would like to talk about the most respectable family in the mobile app universe … So let’s press play and start our small journey throughout the native apps world. 

What is a native app?

Have you ever felt out of place while in a foreign country? That’s pretty much the opposite of what you feel when you use a 100% native app.
A native app is an application totally developed in the language of the operating system of your mobile device.  So, using a native means you feel at home, since it's deeply integrated with your phone.

In order to create a native app, you will need to develop skills on Objective­C for iOS, Java for Android and of course, you'll have to master the SDKs of each platforms.

So, are you ready to burn some eyelashes with all the reading on language programming books?

Well guess what?... You don’t have to! 
GoodBarber developers work really hard to provide you with a software that let you create perfect native apps on the two main smartphone platforms, Android and iOS. You have all the tools you need to create not only beautiful, but also extremely efficient and easy to use apps.

Pros and cons

Native apps provide access to all of the features of your device. This means that with your beautiful app users will be able to send you photos and videos taken directly from their devices.
Also, your push notifications only work for native app users.   
Why are native apps the best?

Another surplus is that native apps work even offline. Their performance is faster than other kind of apps and all of this combined results on a better user experience.
In fact, quoting Nielsen: “In 2012 Mark Zuckerberg declared that Facebook’s biggest mistake had been betting on the mobile web and not going native. Up to that point, the Facebook app had been a hybrid app with an HTML core; in 2012 it was replaced with a truly native app.”  

But as everything has it’s pros, also the cons should be considered in the native world.  

Some of the most mentioned disadvantages are the huge amount of time spent, and the profound developing skills required to build a native app. As mentioned in the beginning, all different kinds of operating systems run on specific programing languages. If you’re wondering how much time it takes to build an app, take a look to this infographic article published by ReadWriteWeb on “How Long Does It Take To Build A Native Mobile App?”.  

Another well known weak point about the building process of native apps is the high budget, we talked about it a few months ago in the “How much does it cost to make an app?” article.   

GoodBarber, your team player

If you’re thinking about the disadvantages mentioned before. Don’t worry about it! GoodBarber can team up with you and help you make good use of our powerful tools that can turn all of them to dust!

GoodBarber is the most powerful app builder for the creation of native apps and it provides many features which exploit this amazing integration. So you have the big opportunity to dive into this world.   

But as a wise Beautiful Apps builder, GoodBarber also enables you to be part of the web app world providing you a with HTML5 web app version as well. 

You don’t need to choose, you can be both native and on the web! :)   

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