A native app is a program that has been coded in a specific programming language, for devices having specific OS. For instance, Objective C is used for iOS or Java for Android Phones. These apps can take advantage of OS features and other software tools that are installed on that platform. They also have access to various phone functions such as camera, gallery, contact list, etc. Mostly Native apps are compiled into machine code. These provisions help native apps perform the best in a mobile device.
The native development is easy and there are innumerous resources available, but it might not be understandable to everyone. Since the code has to be written specifically for each platform, it has to be rewritten for each one. Only the logic remains the same but the language, APIs and the development process might be different. Sometimes, this process becomes quite long for complex applications.
This code is then embedded into a native application wrapper using a solution like Apache Cordova (also known as PhoneGap) or Ionic’s Capacitor. These solutions create a native shell application that is just the platform’s web view component in which it will load your web application. This gives you the ability to create and publish true native applications that can be submitted to each of the platform’s app stores for sale.