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Mobile App Development & Its Type

Mobile app development is the process by which a software application is developed for mobile devices.  It’s the set of processes and procedures that involves writing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smartphones and all other handheld devices. The process involves creating installable software bundles like code, binaries, assets implementing backend services such as data access with API, and testing the application on target devices and can be preinstalled on phones during manufacturing platforms, of delivered are designed as a web application.  It has its roots in traditional software development. UI design is also essential as a part of the development is also essential in the creation of mobile applications. In the modern smartphone markets, there are two platforms. One of them is IOS from Apple Inc. and the other one is Android from Google. Phones and tablets from Apple comes preloaded with essential applications which include full web browser and Apple App Store. The android device also comes preloaded with similar applications and you can install more through the play store. The applications currently being used by both large and small companies having different purposes.

Types of Mobile Applications

Mobile applications are categorized as –

1-Native Applications

Native Applications are one of the most famous types of mobile applications and are created for one specific platform or operating system.  They are written specifically for a type of operating system such as iOS, Android, and Windows using their respective programming language. Native applications deliver a rich user experience to native device users and it is possible to access these applications from their app store.  They are pricey as compared to other apps as they require separate maintenance. These applications offer an extensive offer APIs, this delivers unlimited usage. Native Apps are coded using a variety of programming languages. 

  • For IOs on Objective-C or Swift
  • For Android on Java
  • For Windows Phone on Net

2- Hybrid Applications

Hybrid Applications is a combination of the advantages of Native Applications and Mobile Web. They are Web applications that look and feel like Native Applications. They have a home screen app icon, fast performance, responsive design and are web applications that are made to look native. Hybrid Applications are developed by using Ionic, Objective C, HTML5, Swift. They are installed on phones and built on popular Web Technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, or CSS. Hybrid Applications only need to be written once but you can run it in many places, so its cost-saving. These applications can be posted to the play store and can be installed easily by the users. It has its embedded browser and applications. Building Hybrid Applications is much quicker and more economical than native applications, and load rapidly so are ideal to use in countries with a slow internet connection. 

  • Hybrid for all platforms – Xamarin, React Native, Ionic, Angular, Mobile Sencha Touch etc.

3- Web Applications

Web Application is a computer program that uses a web browser and web technology to perform the task through the internet.  They are similar to native applications but are accessed via a web browser on mobile devices. They use a combination of server-side scripts to handle data and retrieving information. They are usually encoded in browser-enabled languages. They are responsive websites that adapt their user interface to the device of the user.

  • Designed using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby and programming languages used for web work.