Mobile App Development
Mobile app development is a term used to define the process of developing the application software for handheld devices like mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and enterprise digital assistants. The apps can be pre-installed on mobile phones during manufacturing platforms or installed by downloading from the respective app store. Also, mobile app can be delivered and used as web app using server-side or client-side processing within a Web browser. Mobile app development is one of the fastest growing business sectors, which is in the forefront in creating jobs and revenue generation.
Types of Mobile App Development
Native mobile app development:
Commonly called mobile app development, native app development refers developing mobile app for specific mobile platform like iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry etc. Cross-platform app development comes under native app development, in which one app is developed for many platforms.
Web app development:
It defines developing an app that runs on web browser that can be accessed in any device.
Hybrid app development:
It refers developing a mobile app that can be used as a native app as well as web app.
The cost of app development differs on app type.
Major Steps Involved in Mobile App Development
Mobile apps are generally developed following below steps:
Design is a part of Front-end development, which includes conceptualization and designing of app screen, content, and features which are totally termed as UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience).
Development constitutes back-end development, where the code is written with programming languages for every action that app has to do. Also, in the development stage, the front end development is integrated with the back-end development.
This is where the app is made error-free and ensured it is ready to submit to the app store. During the testing, the apps are initially tested within the development environment using emulators and thereafter brought to field testing.
Once after the app is successfully tested, it is submitted to the app stores, from where users can download the app and install in their devices. Some major app stores are Apple’s App Store, and Google’s Play Store.