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Different type of Mobile applications and OS

Android application can be classified as two types

  • Hybrid applications
  • Native applications

Hybrid Applications

Hybrid application in android is something which uses the same technologies used in Web application development, but, it’s wrapped in a Native android Activity (web view). Web view is a control in android which is used to display web pages within itself.

Thus Hybrid application is the combination of whole web application within a simple (single) native android’s web view control.

Since modern web sites are using javascript heavily, we need to enable the permission of java script in the code as shown below.

webView.getSettings().setJavaScriptEnabled(true);

Native Applications

Native applications are the most common way of application development

Some of the example applications are the most popular

  • Facebook
  • Whatsapp
  • Google Maps etc

All the application currently you see in your mobile browser installed are Native applications

There are many advantages of Native applications

Android Application Versions

Android Operating systems has different versions starting from Android 1.0 to Android L

Applications developed of android should comply with these version, well, you don’t have to take much effort on this, since the IDE you use for development itself will help you make sure your application is supported for these operating system as shown below

Please find below the video of the above discussion for more detail.

Please leave your comments and let me know if there is anything need to be improved in this post.

Thanks,
Karthik KK

 

 

 

 

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