Native applications

The share of communications via mobile devices is steadily growing in the world. The number of mobile phones already significantly exceeds the number of PCs and this trend will only grow. In this regard, there is a growing demand for the development of software designed for use on mobile devices.

The field of mobile development includes the development of mobile applications-programs adapted to work on certain mobile platforms. The two main platforms of mobile operating systems are Android and iOS. There are also less popular ones-Windows Phone, Linux and Symbian.
The main feature of the development of a mobile application, unlike the development of a website – is the limited size of the screen of a smartphone or tablet. In this regard, one of the main tasks that the developer faces is to reduce the number of clicks on the screen to perform the operation and compactness – User Experience. Also, the most important task is to ensure the speed and volume occupied by the application in the device's memory.
Features of mobile application development
Native applications are called because they are written in the native programming language for a particular platform. For Android, this language is Java, whereas for iOS-objective-C or Swift. Native applications are located on the device itself, you can access them by clicking on the icon. They are installed through the app store (Play Market on Android, App Store on iOS, etc.).

They are designed specifically for a specific platform and can use all the features of the device-a camera, a GPS sensor, an accelerometer, a compass, a contact list and everything else. They can also recognize standard gestures that are pre-installed by the operating system or completely new gestures that are used in a particular application.

Due to the fact that native applications are optimized for a specific OS, they fit seamlessly into any smartphone, featuring high speed and performance. Native applications can access the device's notification system, and, depending on the purpose of the native application, it can completely or partially do without an Internet connection.
About native apps
Signs of native applications:
you can enable receiving push notifications
uses smartphone software: camera, geolocation, address book
Internet access is required for work
installed from the app store