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Old 01-03-2009, 07:58 PM
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What exactly does "native application" mean?

Sorry to be thick.. I origainlly thought a native app was one pre-installed or created by apple but now I know this not to be the case.

Can someone tell me what it means please :-)



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A native app means it is installed on the device. This would be opposite a web or java app.



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In Mac realm this can mean an App that was written specifically to run on either the Intel or the PPC architecture. For example, and Intel native App was written to run only on Intel machines and therefore may not run on PPC machines. A PPC native app will run on both since the Intel Macs can emulate. A native PPC app will run faster on a PPC machine than on an Intel machine due to the emulation involved. Many apps are "Universal" meaning they are designed to run on either architecture.






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LOL baggs had to go and one up me with his native architecture. Wonders never cease.
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Thanks guys..



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Am still waiting to know why the question asked. Vendors offering native vs non-native applications?
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Probably just clarification, because knowledge is power.
 
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Probably just clarification, because knowledge is power.
It's still not clear. There were two different answers on top. So a context is required.
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Well the original post was asking what native meant, since he thought it was pre-installed, but now he was clarified that it meant it was meant to run on something specific.
Throw up a new post asking your question if you want your answer,
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Nah... as long as the OP is happy, am good.
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I'm happy lol :-)



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I'm happy lol :-)
OK just don't try use ur new found knowledge too much during next date.
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