Native and cross-platform mobile application development in Saudi Arabia
Choosing a mobile application for your business is a crucial decision, nowadays, an application can make or break a business. That is why you need to choose the best when building an application, a company that can build both native and cross-platform mobile applications in Saudi Arabia and can help you choose which one suits your needs.
- It is estimated that the annual number of app downloads worldwide will be approximately 299 billion in 2023, up from roughly 247 billion global app downloads in 2020.
- Around 29.5K mobile apps are released through the Apple App Store every month. Almost the same number applies for Android Play Store.
Because of this high competitive market, most businesses feel the need to launch their app on the App Store and Play Store as soon as possible. But more important than fast delivery is good results. That is why you need to decide what sort of app you want to launch before rushing into anything.
Native App Development
In native development, developers depend on the native-to-the-operating-system programming language to build apps that fit one particular platform- whether it be desktops, smart TVs, smartphones, or any other advanced device.
Native mobile development means creating apps suited for particular mobile operating systems. And as Android and iOS are the two major mobile operating systems in use today, they are the targeted platforms apps are developed for.
To accomplish this, there are designated technologies and programming languages used. For iOS apps, developers use Objective-C or Swift. While Android developers depend on Java or Kotlin.
Developers use a specific set of development tools called the Software Development Kit (SDK) and an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to build native apps.
Pros and cons of native apps
As a result of being precisely built for predetermined operating systems, native apps are generally more secure, perform better, and allow developers full access to the target device’s features. They are also comparatively faster. The majority of the app elements are displayed quickly because they preload well in advance.
Another main benefit to the native apps is that they operate well in the absence of internet connectivity.
Nonetheless, native app development is usually more costly to build and costs more post-launch. They require more developers as most specialize in one platform, and the coding cannot be reused to build the same app on the other platform, so you need more people and more working hours.
Cross Platform App development
Cross-platform development means developing shareable and reusable code for building apps for different operating systems. Reusing the same code on multiple platforms helps in minimizing the development costs and efforts.
Pros and cons of cross apps
Cross-platform apps are able to support all platforms thereby ensures wider market reach at a global level with reduced upfront expenses.
They’re also easy to test and deploy fixes and upgrades as there’s only one codebase to fix and update. In addition to being fast to update, they are also fast to build and develop.
Cross platform might be a good idea when it comes to simple apps. However, developers often face problems when trying to develop complicated functions and features in cross-platform apps because they have to precisely look into the diminutive distinctions amongst operating systems and the hardware they run on, when implementing any complex functionalities and interfaces.
Why choose smarttouch for your new mobile app
Because we have a team of professional developers who can build both types of apps, and a team of experts that can discuss your business needs with you until you build the app that can take your business to the next level. And as a local company in Saudi Arabia, we are here for you all the time, we provide the best apps as well as the best maintenance in the market.
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