- some applications had only one target in terms of hardware or operating system
- some applications had different versions so that they could be used on more than one software / hardware combination
But recently, we see more and more applications that are marketed as native. Although often a web version of an application exists, its platform-tied version (iOS, Android or Windows) is marketed as if the nativity alone were such a big advantage.
What can we make out of this? I don't know. But it just seems strange.