Android Native App Development

When Android Native app development was born in 2003, its creators had digital cameras, not phones in mind. Essentially, Android’s main feature was improved connectivity between different devices such as cameras and PCs. Nearly 20 years later, Android’s versatility remains its biggest benefit and has made it the most popular mobile OS around the world.

Is Android Native App Development the right choice for you?

When it comes to making a decision between Android Native app development, and perhaps additional iOS native app development, versus commissioning a hybrid app, there is no one right answer.

So, how do you make the right decision? Here are some points to consider:

Who is in your audience

First, determine your audience and what services your mobile app will provide. If the app will be content-oriented, a hybrid app will help you reach the widest audience cost-efficiently. However, if your app calls for the best possible level of security – a banking app perhaps – Android Native app development is the best choice.

What is your capacity

Usually, hybrid apps are faster, cheaper, and easier to manage than native app development. If you do choose Native OS app development, with Novaflip, you won’t need to have two separate Android and iOS teams. Our expert developers can work on building cross-platform and native apps alike.

What is important

In most cases, your audience won’t notice any difference between the native Android and hybrid app experiences. Both types of development are constantly improving with new features and technologies. You just have to weigh up the pros and cons of each when it comes to your unique offering.

Pros and Cons of Android App Development

Pros of Android 

The Best Performance

Android Native app development is coded and optimized specifically for Android. Using its core programming languages and APIs. This results in an app that offers the highest levels of efficiency. As users navigate a mobile app created natively for Android the contents and visual elements are already stored on the phone so load times are faster, offering a seamless user experience.

Greater Security

Android Native app development offers better data protection and security.

More Interactive and Intuitive

Native Android mobile apps inherit their device’s OS interface, which makes them look and feel seamless with the device they are running on, creating a superior user experience. Android Native app development can also take better advantage of the hardware of the device including its camera, microphone, GPS, etc. and provide quicker loading times.

Cons of Android 

Time and Cost Considerations

Like anything, there are certain cons to choosing Android app development. Most of those offering a mobile app prefer to cater to both Android and iOS users, and developing two native apps is more expensive. The process is also likely to take longer, delaying an app’s time to market.

Boohoo App

Boohoo is a UK clothing giant that has been around since 2006. They release over 500 new products a week providing the latest trends and looks to thousands of customer across the country, so as you can imagine, speed, effectiveness and reliability is key to their business model.