Mobile Application Development
This is the process of creating applications for mobile devices on a software platform. Ideally, developers will provide true, mobile apps that stand on their own and are not just warmed-over web pages. The most successful mobile applications make full use of mobile device features, such as integrating the microphone, camera or GPS.
Mobile app development presents specific challenges: not just different operating systems and devices, but also display sizes and on-device features. End users today expect elegant and easy-to-use mobile apps. Otherwise, the app will be deleted. This often means that mobile apps need to be updated every 2-4 weeks, versus annually for many traditional desktop apps. Getting a new app to run flawlessly on all devices within that schedule requires a powerful platform.
What Kind Of Mobile App?
There are two types of app Native App and Hybrid App.
Native apps are mostly written for a specific operating system such as iOS or Android. It can harness the power of platform specific features like camera, microphone or GPS. However, a separate release of the app must be coded for each target OS.
The tradeoff is that while native apps may add more functionality, they may be more costly to build individually and to continually update with each new OS verision. Hybrid apps are generally easier to build and maintain, but may not have the same richness of features. You choose between ease and power.
All in all a mobile app development platform will equally support all development approaches whether it is Web, Hybrid and Native.