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Mobile Application Development

Mobile application development is the process of developing application software that runs on a mobile device, and a typical mobile application works with remote computing resources via a network connection. As a result, the mobile development process entails creating installable software bundles (code, binaries, assets, and so on), implementing backend services like data access via an API, and testing the application on target devices.

Alternatives to Developing Mobile Apps:

When creating mobile applications, there are four major development approaches to consider.

  • Native Mobile Applications
  • Hybrid Mobile Applications
  • Progressive Web Applications
  • Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications

Each of these methods for developing applications has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Developers consider the preferred user experience, the computing resources and native features required by the app, the development spending plan, time targets, and resources available to maintain the app when deciding on the best development approach for their projects.

Comparing Native vs. Hybrid Application Development:

At the highest level, there are a few ways that native apps differ from hybrid apps.

 

Native

  • Specific to the Platform
  • Language Compilation
  • Device Hardware Access
  • Frameworks for Platforms

 

Hybrid:

  • Platform-Independent
  • Scripting / Compilation
  • Native Modules / Plugins
  • Web Frameworks

Key Mobile Application Development Services:

There are hundreds of cloud and third-party services available to mobile app developers to help them accelerate the development and delivery of their applications. A developer, on the other hand, is unlikely to become an expert in each of these individual services.

Instead, mobile developers should look for a development environment that allows them to quickly and easily integrate, use, and consume the most commonly required capabilities into their application, while still allowing them to take advantage of the many individual services available.

Fundamental:

User Sign-up / Sign-in

Social login (Google, Facebook, Twitter sign-in, etc.)

User Engagement and Analytics

Notifications

Real-World Device Testing

Data Services:

Online and Offline Data

Cloud Functions/Application Logic

Cloud Storage

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & ML

Chat Bot

Recognition of images and videos

Speech Recognition

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