Mobile app types
You can use different types of apps to secure your device.
Public versus private apps
Public apps are apps that are released to public app stores, such as iTunes App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android. Private apps are apps that are developed specifically for enterprises and not released publicly. Private apps are deployed to employees within an organization and are not available in public stores. Enterprises or vendors develop these apps for enterprise-specific uses. Private apps are also known as enterprise apps.
Native versus hybrid apps
Native apps are developed specifically for a mobile OS platform that supports programming languages such as Swift and Objective-C for iOS and Java™ for Android. The app is developed by the platform guidelines for app development, and uses the APIs that the OS offers. The app provides easy access to built-in device capabilities such as access to the camera, Bluetooth, and GPS. Native apps perform faster, provide a consistent look and feel, and offer better security. However, native apps take longer to develop, and need to be developed for each platform.