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    What is the difference between native apps and web apps?

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    by Sdreatech ·

    What is the difference between native apps and web apps?

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      Re: native and web apps

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to What is the difference between native apps and web apps?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_app#Types tells the answer and much more.

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      Reply To: What is the difference between native apps and web apps?

      by jacelynsia ·

      In reply to What is the difference between native apps and web apps?

      The main difference between native apps and web apps lies in their design, development, and user experience:
      Native Apps:
      • Design: Created specifically for a particular operating system (e.g., iOS, Android), allowing them to utilize the device’s full potential in terms of features and hardware capabilities.
      • Development: Use programming languages like Java, Kotlin (Android) or Swift, Objective-C (iOS), requiring specific development tools and expertise for each platform.
      Web Apps:
      • Design: Run in a web browser, regardless of the device or operating system. Built with programming languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, often using frameworks like React or Angular.
      • Development: Generally easier and faster to develop compared to native apps as the codebase is universal across platforms. Can potentially reach a wider audience without platform limitations.

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      Reply To: What is the difference between native apps and web apps?

      by asifkingecommerce ·

      In reply to What is the difference between native apps and web apps?

      Key differences are:

      Platform Compatibility:
      Native Apps: These are specifically developed for a particular platform or operating system, such as iOS (for Apple devices) or Android. They take advantage of the device’s features and capabilities, providing a seamless and optimized user experience.
      Web Apps: These are accessible through a web browser and are not tied to a specific platform. They are designed to work on various devices with internet connectivity, regardless of the operating system.

      Installation and Accessibility:
      Native Apps: Users need to download and install native apps from an app store or marketplace (e.g., Apple App Store, Google Play). Once installed, they can be accessed directly from the device’s home screen without needing an internet connection.
      Web Apps: Users can access web apps through a web browser without the need for installation. They are typically responsive and can adapt to different screen sizes. However, they require an active internet connection for full functionality.

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