For us Mobile application development is the process of developing software applications that are installed on a mobile device. A typical mobile application utilizes a network connection to work with remote computing resources. As a result, a sound mobile development process involves creating installable software bundles like code, binaries, assets, etc., implementing backend services such as data access with an API, and testing the application on end user devices. In addition, we are adept at developing web-based applications and are known for web design and development Calgary because of our professional approach to deliver quality applications. Amongst our customers we are famous and synonymous with professional website design company Calgary.
Mobile Applications and Device Platforms
It is well known that there are two dominant platforms in the modern smartphone market. One is the iOS platform from Apple Inc. and the other is Android from Google. The iOS platform is the operating system that powers Apple’s popular line of iPhone smartphones. The Android operating system is used not only by Google devices but also by many other OEMs to make their own smartphones and other smart devices operational.
At times there are some similarities when building applications for these two platforms, developing for iOS vs. developing for Android involves using different software development kits (SDKs) and different development toolchain. While Apple uses iOS exclusively for its own devices, Google makes Android available to other companies as well. Developers have the capability to build apps for hundreds of millions of devices by using both of these platforms.
Alternatives to Develop Mobile Apps
There are certain development approaches used while building mobile applications
- Native Mobile Applications – These are written in the programming language and frameworks provided by the platform owner and run directly on the operating system installed on the device.
- 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 installed on the device.
- Hybrid Mobile Applications – These are built with standard web technologies and are bundled as app installation packages. These apps work on a web container which provides a runtime browser.
- Progressive Web Applications – These offer the other approach to traditional mobile app development by skipping app store delivery and app installations. These are web applications that utilize a set of browser capabilities to provide a user experience which is app like.
Each of aforementioned approaches for developing mobile apps has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. To choose the right development approach, developers should consider the desired user experience, the computing resources and native features required by the app, the development budget, time targets, and available resources available to come up with fully operational useful app. In addition, the state-of-the-art web-based applications are also of significant importance and value to our customers. Our customers know us for as a company providing quality website design Calgary. We are committed to provide valuable and quality mobile and web based applications for our esteemed customers.