Mobile Apps Development
Also called mobile apps , it is a term used to describe internet applications that run on smartphones and other mobile devices . Mobile applications usually help users by connecting them to internet services more commonly accessed on desktop or notebook computers , or help them by making it easier to use the internet on their portable devices . A mobile app may be a mobile website bookmarking utility , a mobile-based instant messaging client , Gmail for mobile , and many other applications.
TYPES OF MOBILE APPS PLATFORMS
The platform defines a standard around which a system can be developed , it is the underlying hardware or software for a system . Android is a mobile software application developed for use on devices powered by Google’s Android platform . iOS or Apple platform is the device used by Apple computers used for i-Phones and i-Pads . Then there are cross-platforms where multiple apps from different origin or factory can be used on . Today we have frameworks like Phonegap, Sencha and others , that let us package a native application using a web app template across multiple platforms . For example Phonegap supports iOS , Android , Blackberry , Symbian , WebOS and Windows Mobile . So you can compile the same application for all those platforms without the need of changing the development language .
A recent survey from Developer Economics asked 7000 Apps developers which platform is best for monetization and the results showed that currently iOS has a higher median revenue per app than Android . There are over 3500 iOS apps available currently, Google has not even reached that number not even close yet . More recently , Google brought in Android Wear , which supports hundreds of apps . Apple has introduced the Smartwatch and seems to be better in functionalities than Smartwear from Android , which has problems due to the failure at apps , which is the market fragmentation and also in its limitations in features . These devices are actually developed for the use of apps applications as a fashion accessory and have the same functions as regular mobile phones .