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What are the Benefits of Native Application Development?

Native app development is considered by far the best option to fast-track development, optimized applications for specific operating systems. Native app development results in apps that are more responsive due to their direct connection with native hardware. There is very little that needs to be translated, and hence the experience is more fluid and agile.
However, there is more to the benefits of native app development than just speed.

Here are 5 benefits of native application development:

1. Greater Speed and Optimization

Getting down to the most apparent benefit, the speed and optimization that is afforded by native app development is incomparable. This is because native apps are developed using programming languages designed specifically to communicate with certain hardware. There is no middleware to go through or translations needed to get instructions through.

Native apps interact with native APIs that save time and energy.
This allows for native apps to be more responsive and faster in terms of execution. With precious seconds not lost in processing commands, native apps outperform their hybrid counterparts. That’s why several Android apps end up performing so vastly differently on different variations of Android OS.

2. Advanced App Customization

Customization in design and features is one of the most important things in app development today. There are dozens of clones of each app out there and without differentiating aesthetics or features, it’s impossible to stand out.
With native app development, customization is much easier since native APIs allow unfiltered access to GPS, cameras, microphones, and other hardware.

This allows for native apps to be more functional and more fundamentally connected to the device’s hardware.
More than speed, this advantage allows native apps to take full advantage of device hardware. With this taken care of, programmers and developers essentially have the freedom to design the apps they want without roadblocks.

Without the need to code for middleware, developers can get more time to create the exact features they want. With more features, more functionality, and more efficiency, customizing apps is much easier using native development.

Also, natively coded apps maintain their aspect ratios and aesthetics on different devices. No middleware is required to dictate display requirements to different devices on the same OS.

3. Improved Security Features

Cybersecurity is an increasingly pressing issue in today’s world. So, the added security that comes with native app development is a definite bonus. Cross-platform and hybrid solutions can leave apps with loopholes and vulnerabilities that leave them open to attacks.

Depending on the browser that the app runs on, the universal languages employed, or several other factors, vulnerabilities could arise. While this isn’t always the case, the chances of security flaws arising are much higher in cross-platform app development.

Natively coded apps adhere strictly to the rules of development on said operating system. Hence, all the security protocols and features that protect the operating system protect the native apps. The defense systems built in to the operating system work across all natively coded apps. Also, the built in encryption for the operating system also works for natively coded apps.
These automatic security options are all switched on the moment an app is deployed with native development.

4. Smaller Chance of Bugs

The other great thing about native app development besides fewer security flaws, is fewer bugs. Without the tediousness of having to interact with middleware, there is much less room for error and for bugs.

Native app development involves using native tools for each platform. Hence, there are much fewer dependencies on add-ons and hybrid libraries. This way, there is a decreased possibility of communication errors and glitches.
Keeping two apps in two independent codebases allows for much easier operations. 

5. Improved Scalability and Instant Updates

The architecture of native apps allows for applications to support more user requests and a higher operations load. This way, there is less of a chance of a crash or for bugs. Again, this goes back to the direct communication of native apps with native APIs and hardware.

With less time and resources wasted on communication with hardware, process execution, and command processing are more efficient. This allows for native apps to be naturally more scalable than those built with cross-platform development. In fact, effective use of hardware and software saves important resources throughout the expansion of a program or app. Fewer crashes mean fewer optimizations, meaning fewer hours spent updating.

The amount of money, labor, and time that can be saved through native coding is incredible. With greater resources in your pocket, it’s possible for an application to be scaled up and out even faster. Native app development delivers high ROI in the long run and is incredibly efficient and time-saving.

While it may require more native expertise and adherence to strict codes in the beginning, it pays dividends in the end.

The adept team at Luminous Tec possesses a deep understanding of proficient app development and strategic planning. Our expertise ensures optimal performance and tangible outcomes for your project.

Connect with us today to discuss your specific concerns, and allow us to guide you toward the optimal solution.