The term ‘app’ generally describes software for mobile devices. When we refer to native apps, we are now talking about software for mobile devices developed in the dedicated language specific to the platform of the targeted device. In other words, if we were to create an app for an Apple (iOS) device, we would develop it with Swift, the native programming language designed for iOS devices.
Swift was designed and developed by Apple Inc. The programming language is utilised for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS and Linux. As Swift is intended for Apple devices, it is compatible with Apple’s Cocoa, Cocoa Touch frameworks and Objective-C code written for Apple products. Depending on your business needs, building your app with Swift will ease the process of getting your app to the Apple App Store.
So as you can see, if you want to have an app developed for both iOS and Android devices, it would have to be built twice in two native languages specific to each device. Beyond these, there are approximately 70,000 programming languages out there. This can make it confusing and difficult to choose which one is best suited to your project. Our amazing development and programming teams at The Innovation Agency are fluent in multiple languages. We also have various tools at our disposal to convert our creations from different languages to Android and iOS compliant apps.
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