Anyone developing programs for mobile systems must distinguish between native apps, web apps, and hybrid apps. While native apps can access all the features of each platform, the limitations on web applications customized for mobile systems are greatest. Speed and design of the user interface as well as the access to special sensors – here native apps play out their strengths. Native apps are usually distributed through Google or Apple app stores, but web applications can not.
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