Mobile application development is the process of developing software applications that run on a mobile device, and a typical mobile application utilizes a network connection to work with remote computing resources. We are expert at it and the Calgary mobile app development process followed by us 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. This is our key strength area and we are known for app development downtown across various smart devices.
Mobile Applications and Device Platforms
There are two dominant platforms in the modern smartphone market. One is the iOS platform from Apple Inc. The iOS platform is the operating system that powers Apple’s popular line of iPhone smartphones. The second is Android from Google. The Android operating system is used not only by Google devices but also by many other OEMs to make operational their own smartphones and other smart devices. We are adept at both the platforms and expert at mobile development services Calgary across various smart devices.
Although there are some similarities between these two platforms when building applications, developing for iOS compare to developing for Android involves using different software development kits (SDKs). While Apple uses iOS exclusively for its own devices, Google makes Android available to other companies provided they meet specific requirements. There is a potential for developers to build apps for hundreds of millions of devices using both of these platforms.
Alternatives for Building Mobile Apps
There are four major development approaches when building mobile applications
· Native Mobile Applications – These are written in the programming language and frameworks provided by the platform owner and running directly on the operating system of the device such as iOS and Android.
· Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications – These can be written in variety of different programming languages and frameworks, but they are compiled into a native application running directly on the operating system of the device.
· Progressive Web Applications – These 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.Each of these approaches for developing mobile applications has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. When choosing the right development approach for their projects, developers consider the desired user experience, the computing resources and native features required by the app, the development budget, time targets, and resources available to maintain the app.