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Technologies Used in Mobile Application Development
The need to create a mobile application can stem from a wide range of inspirations and motivations. Mobile applications are most commonly developed for businesses wishing to make tasks easier and for companies looking for a better outlet to serve their clients and market their services. Others still want to create a good platform for an innovative idea, which may later earn them good profit. Regardless of your reason or motivation for creating a mobile application, there are things that you should know about the application development process to help you get your project off the ground.
The first thing you should ask yourself is whether you need to hire a professional developer or learn how to code and create an actual app on your own. While learning to code or having someone in-house be trained to develop an application is not a bad idea, this can be impractical, especially when you want to have the application running and live, the soonest time possible. Hiring a company that specialises in software and application development is the best route to take if you want to have access to the best technologies and the best minds to create your application and bring your ideas to life.
Even when you have hired a proper mobile application developer to take care of your software or mobile app, you still want to understand the kind of technology available to you as you go through the development process. To know about these tools and technologies will help you make a more informed decision as you discuss options and recommendations with your mobile application developer. The following technologies are most commonly used in the mobile app development spheres:
• Native mobile apps – These kinds of apps are developed to be native or exclusive to specific platforms, like Android phones, iOS devices, Windows Phones, or BlackBerry OS. An advantage of developing a native app is that it offers a better opportunity to optimise user experience, as it allows quicker operation, being designed specifically for a particular platform.
• Hybrid mobile apps – Hybrid mobile apps, can be easily installed on a device like any native application can, but can also run via a web browser.
• Web apps – Web apps can be any of three types, traditional, adaptive, or responsive. Traditional web apps typically include any website, responsive apps take on a different look or an altered design when opened on a mobile device, while adaptive apps does not necessarily change its own design, but will display the same design as a web app, but adapts so that the pages are adjusted to fit the screen size of the device.
About the Author
This article is written by Priyank Panchal who is head of development at Schnell Solutions Limited. He leads several teams of multi-skilled software developers which work with Schnell's customer around the globe on their IT transformation and modernization initiatives including bespoke software applications. He is also responsible for various services offered by Schnell viz. Bespoke Software Development and Consulting, Web and Mobile App Development, IT Audit and Ebase Xi. Prior to working with Schnell, Priyank has worked for a large multi-national organization which specializes in Integration and Automation, and responsible for creating and delivering innovative web and service transformation projects across the globe.
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