Official Native Platforms

The first few weeks we covered the “official” platforms, or the SDKs released by the device and operating system makers themselves: Apple, Google, and Microsoft. But we started out with the mobile web.

Web vs. Native

There’s been a long debate between proponents of the open web and developers who believe native apps provide the best experience. Of course, given limited resources, you’ll have to choose between alternatives. When building a mobile experience you should be armed with enough knowledge of the trade-offs to make an informed decision. Hopefully building the mobile web app and comparing it to the rest of the native apps gave you that perspective.

But ideally, given the time and resources, your users should have ...

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