Mobile application development is the procedure of developing an applications for mobile devices, such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants, or mobile phones.
These applications can be pre-installed on the phone during the production platform, or rendered as web applications using a server or client to provide a “similar application” experience on a web browser.
Due to intense competition in mobile software and the changes in each platform, application developers should also consider screen size, hardware capabilities and configuration.
With massive growth of smartphones and tablets, mobile application development is becoming an increasingly popular software creation tool.
The creation of mobile applications is based primarily on traditional software development. However, the result is software designed to use the unique features and enhancements of mobile devices.
Both Mobile & web application development are similar and its roots are at the stage of more traditional software development.
An important and key difference is that mobile applications are written to take advantage of the unique features offered for particular mobile devices. For example, you can write a game app to take advantage of iPhone’s accelerometer.
It is the entire process of creating a software application running on a mobile device and all the designs, assets and code required to run the whole of the supporting services accessed from the mobile application on a mobile network connection and remote computing resources.
At present, there are two dominant platforms in the modern smartphone market. The first one is Apple Inc.’s iOS platform. The iOS platform is the operating system that powers Apple’s popular iPhone smartphones.
The second is Android from Google. The Android operating system is not only used by Google, but also used by other smartphones for their own devices.
There are some differences and similarities between these two platforms. Both of these platforms have hundreds of millions of devices that use the operating system.
While Apple uses iOS exclusively for its devices, Google also offers Android to other companies as long as it meets certain requirements, such as including certain Google apps on the sending device.
Types of Mobile Applications:
There are many different ways to develop applications that will work on mobile devices, but mobile application development approaches have four main categories:
- Local Mobile Applications
- Hybrid Domestic Applications
- Hybrid-Web Applications
- Progressive Web Applications
Each of these approaches to the development of mobile applications has its own advantages, disadvantages and concerns.
Mobile Application Development Services
Want to create a mobile application for smartphones, tablets or both? Takamul Al Manal as a leading mobile application development company can easily help you.
We have extensive experience in creating high-performance, digitally convertible and feature-rich local mobile applications for all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile.
Our mobile application development services include:
Business, needs and requirements analysis
User Experience (UX) testing
Wire-framing and custom design architecture
Project management and a professional development process
Cross-platform mobile development and extensive integration expertise
Rigorous quality assurance (QA) testing
Delivery on time and budget with full transparency