What is the difference between a "native app" and any other apps? What makes it native? I did not find any answers online.
A native app is one that is installed directly within an
operating system. A webapp is one that is installed on a web-server and uses a browser to access the functionality on that application.
Examples of Native app:
- Microsoft Word
- World of Warcraft
- Angry Birds (if downloaded to a phone)
Examples of Webapps:
- Farmville (this one is a webapp within a webapp, really)
- Google Docs and Microsoft Office Live
- Angry Birds (If played through Chrome's App Store)
Obviously not an exhaustive list, but it's a start.