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native client

An application that was developed for the computer it is running in. For example, a Windows app runs only in a Windows environment, and a Mac app runs only in a Mac environment.

Always the Fastest
Nothing is faster than a native client application because there are fewer layers of conversion between the executable code in the program and the operating system. In the desktop world, there are also non-native client options. For example, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic and Silverlight programs all require runtime engines, which add a translation layer. In addition, native clients have access to the most low-level operating system and hardware features. See interpreter.
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Worldwide Computer Products News-8 January 2001-Citrix offers native client support for OS/2 (C)1995-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
* Native client interface-Netserve/CD for Mac Solo appears as an AppleShare server in the Macintosh Chooser, a Microsoft Windows Networking server in Network Neighborhood on a Windows 95 or NT desktop, and a Web server to Internet/intranet clients.
In addition to standard databases such as email are also some in-house developments, both for the native client as well as for the web, used.
AltiGen added that its native client is suitable for smartphone devices that include Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad), Google Android, RIM BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.
Native Client, which allows one to write code for web apps in native languages such as C++ is maturing and can greatly improve web app performance.
For example, a Native client may not define him- or herself as gay or lesbian or bisexual, yet at the same time they are involved in gay or lesbian relationships (Perez, DeBord, & Bieschke, 2000).
In addition to the standard databases such as e-mail are also some in-house developments, both for the native client and for the WEB, used.
26 -- Qt developers have made it possible to run Qt-based in the browser via Google's NaCl (Native Client) feature, and they intend to have this available as an option in the upcoming Qt 5.
Mezeo's solutions feature secure file storage, file sharing and collaboration, content tagging and anywhere access from an integrated Windows desktop, Web 2.0 browsers and iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile native client access.
Support a native client for major mobile devices to rapidly mobile-enable the enterprise
QPA has already made it possible to run Qt apps on the Raspberry Pi, Android and even in Chrome via Native Client!
Google has unveiled a new service that will push Gmail and calendar items to the native client software on BlackBerry devices, stepping up the search giant's efforts in the enterprise market.