However, cross-platform mobile development does have a few drawbacks. First, mobile operating systems are frequently updated. Whenever a mobile operating system receives a new update, the applications must also be updated to be compatible with the new system. In addition, rendering times with cross-platform mobile development may be longer as each operating system needs a separate set of code.
A mobile app is the most effective way to make your business or service available to people on their mobile devices, giving you the power to put your product in their hands, on the go. With native apps, you get more access to a device’s capabilities: You can communicate and market via push notifications, leverage hardware on devices like GPS for location-based marketing, streamline your field operations, and more. But with different operating systems and devices—iOS, Android, and Windows, primarily—which require different source codes to run natively, targeting a mobile audience isn’t always as simple as just creating a mobile version of your site.
Why? Because hiring developers who are specialized in each platform, building apps for each, then maintaining and updating those separate versions can be complex, expensive and time consuming. That’s where hybrid and cross-platform apps come in. These apps are able run on more than just one platform at a time, without developers having to create separate versions of app code.
Native apps created by cross-platform development tools. Cross-platform software compiles a single app source code into native code that will run on different operating systems. It’s a more native feel than a hybrid app, but you’re still only working with one source code.
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