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Mobile Application Development

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Mobile Application Development

Mobile Application Development is the methods of creating the software applications that run on a mobile device, and a mobile application uses the network connection to work with remote computing resources. Hence, the mobile development process involves creating installable software bundles (code, binaries, assets, etc.), implementing backend services such as data access with an API, and testing the application on target devices.

Applications can be pre-installed on the phones during manufacturing platforms, or delivered as the web applications using server-side or client-side processing to offer an application-like experience within a Web browser.

Alternatives for Building Mobile Application Development

There are development approaches when creating mobile applications

  • Native Mobile Applications
  • Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications
  • Hybrid Mobile Applications
  • Progressive Web Applications

Each of these approaches for developing mobile applications has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. When selecting the right development approach for their projects, developers consider the desired user experience, the computing resources and the native features required by the app, the development budget, time targets, and resources available to maintain the app.

1. Native Applications

Native mobile applications are written in the programming language and the frameworks offered by the platform owner and running directly on the operating system of the device such as iOS and Android.

2. Cross-Platform Applications

Cross-platform native mobile applications can be written in a variety of different programming languages and frameworks, but they are compiled into a native application running directly on the operating system of the device.

3. Hybrid-Web Applications

Hybrid mobile applications are built with standard web technologies – such as JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5 – and they are bundled as app installation packages. Contrary to the native apps, hybrid apps work on a ‘web container’ which provides a browser runtime and a bridge for native device APIs via Apache Cordova.

4. Progressive Web Applications

PWAs offer an alternative approach to traditional mobile app development by skipping app store delivery and app installations. PWAs are web applications that utilize a set of browser capabilities – such as working offline, running a background process, and adding a link to the device home screen –  to provide an ‘app like’ user experience.

Key Mobile Application Services

the mobile developers should look for a development environment that makes it easier for them to integrate, use, and consume the most commonly required capabilities into their application quickly and easily, while still preserving the freedom to take advantage of the many individual services available.

Essential

  • User Sign-up/Sign-in and Management
  • Social login (Facebook sign-in, Twitter sign-in, etc.)
  • Analytics and User Engagement
  • Push Notifications
  • Real Device Testing

Data Services

  • Cloud Storage
  • Real-time and Offline Data
  • Application Logic/Cloud Functions

Machine Learning

  • Conversational Bots
  • Image and Video Recognition
  • Speech Recognition

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