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Android Native

Android Native

Using Android Studio and Kotlin is how Google wants you to build apps for their the Android ecosystem. You'll always get the best performance and compatibility when going all in on native development. There's a huge community building native apps with Kotlin and it's fairly easy to find courses and free content online.

By building native apps, you'll have access to the latest features and functionality of the Android ecosystem. You'll also be able to build apps for all Android-based operating systems, including Android TV, Android Auto, Wear OS, and of course, Smartphones.

Android Native is best for developers who want to build apps for the Android ecosystem.


  • Official SDK

    Native Android apps are built using the official Android development tools, which provide access to the latest features and functionality of the Android platform.

  • Performance

    Native Android apps perform better than hybrid apps as they have direct access to device hardware and the underlying operating system.

  • User Interface

    Developers can use built-in UI elements to create a consistent interface that follows the Android design guidelines.

  • User Experience

    Native Android apps offer a familiar user experience for Android users.

  • Ecosystem

    Developers can build apps for other Android-based systems like Smartphones, Wear OS, Android TV and Android Auto.

  • Large Community

    Android has a very large and active developer community, which means there is plenty of documentation, tutorials, and examples available to help developers build apps for Android.


  • Cross-platform

    Developers have to build separate apps using a different framework to target other platforms like iOS, Windows and macOS.


  • Maintainer

  • Initial Release

    September 23, 2008


  • Java
  • Kotlin

    Target Platforms

  • ✓ Android
  • ✓ Android Auto
  • ✓ Android TV
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • tvOS
  • watchOS
  • ✓ Wear Os
  • Windows
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Apps built with Android Native