Native vs. Web Apps (And Beyond)
By Emily Williams, RET Content Coordinator
Posted by: RET Staff
1) Native Apps
Native apps are built separately for each unique platform (for example, the iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.). Some companies choose to develop a native app for only a single platform, while others will create apps for most platforms. Native apps were the first to hit the market and are what most people thinking of when they hear the term "mobile app."
GoPaperless Solutions is one of the companies that have chosen to develop a native app for the iPad. We had a chance to speak with Mehrdad Alaei of GoPaperless to get his take on making this decision. For him, one of the primary benefits of a native app is that it can better leverage the strengths of each platform.