Bet it Android or IOS, mobile technology constantly affects the mass in all levels. Mobile Application Development refers to the process of crafting apps for mobile phones or devices on a particular software platform. The best mobile applications are those that are independent and are not mere warmed-over website pages.
Things to Look For in a Mobile App Development Platform
Major capabilities needed to take into account when choosing a platform:
- Constant improvement. The right mobile app development platform can help gather survey results, customer behavior as well as app store rankings or ratings. It also allows fast revision of applications.
- Personalization and contextualization- the most pleasing and engaging mobile applications can obtain, construe, and act on numerous different content sources in real-time and in simultaneous manner.
Security- Strong security features are vital for mobile applications. Similarly, you need central governance that goes along with forthright controls.
Data integration- with the scale and speed of mobile, application developers require an ability to connect with enterprise data like inventory levels in an efficient manner.
1. Supported by Google
Due to the involvement of Google Android gets the goodwill that very few softwares achieve. Even though to start with it looked like an exact copy of another OS yet the name Google drove the sales to the height it is now.
2. It's open and free.
Due to the open source nature of the OS any one can customize it. Be it large companies like Samsung or relatively new companies like Karbon and Micromax.
Due to it being opena and free, it drives down the cost for the vendor.
Look around you and this beast runs on everything wearable, mobiles, set-top boxes anything. It can be used on any kind of mobile, does not need to be high end. The cheapest and the smallest can run it. this gives a huge advantage to it because the manufacturer has found an OS which will fit into every device they build.
4. Market Leader
Due to the momentum it has got and the amount of devices being added every month it is very lucrative for companies and service providers to tap into it this eco-system.
5. Designed beautifully
After many iterations the look and feel is pretty awesome and easy to understand. Earlier version were basic UI meant for functionality now it has got all the bells and whistle for the UI conciouss crowd.
Resale value of an iPhone is far higher than any Android device. you will get nearly double as compared to an Android device for an old iPhone
Advantages of Xamarin App
1. Native applications
The preferred solution for any application is native design. This is where Xamarin and its unique approach come in. Xamarin Studio (IDE) enables code completion in C#. It provides the advantages of native UI, access to specific-device features, and most importantly, native performance. Code sharing across platforms is a breeze with Xamarin, helping you shorten that development cycle.
2. Shared app logic
Apart from native UI, the way app logic is shared across multiple platforms makes Xamarin a must-use cross-platform development tool. Application logic underlying the UI layer, like input validation, web service calls, database interactions, and backend enterprise integrations are coded once in C#. Developers can share as much as 75% of the code across the varying operating systems. This saves time required to recode and leaves less room for bugs to creep in.
3. API integration
Xamarin binds the same APIs and UI controls that are used to build iOS, Android and Mac apps in their respective platform specific languages. For Windows development, Xamarin with Microsoft Visual Studio offers Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications. Code can be shared between iOS, Android and Windows using Portable Class Libraries (PCL) and appropriate application architecture. With Xamarin, support is always around the corner. Their unique binding technology enables them to provide support for new features soon after they are introduced in the device’s operating system. Click on the respective platforms links for their latest support packages for iOS 8 and Android L (with wearable support).
4. Xamarin Component Store
The folks at Xamarin clearly believe in collaboration and sharing. This is a testament to their ongoing efforts on the Xamarin Component Store. Developers can choose from a host of free or paid components, which include UI controls, cross-platform libraries, and third party web services to apps with just a few lines of code. The Component Store is built right into Xamarin Studio and Xamarin’s Visual Studio extensions.
5. Advantages of C#
C# is a simple, modern, general-purpose, type-safe, pure object-oriented programming language. Being object oriented from the get-go, it is more than just a modernized version of C++, allowing even simple data types to be treated as objects. The type-safety of C# helps prevent type errors that could result in flawed program behavior, without the need of boilerplate or verbose type annotations. Its simplified syntax also eliminates the use of pointers and headers, while namespace and reference operators are replaced by the period. Along with Microsoft’s .NET framework, developer needs are well taken care of making asynchronous programming a breeze. In short, C# is a great programming language for cross-platform development.
Windows App Development Benefits
1. Live tiles and customization
This is one of the most innovative feature introduce by Microsoft where a tile can give you live updates without opening the app. Faceboo, Twitter, News etc can keep giving you latest info on the home screen.
2. Action Center
The customers of Windows always griped about the notification center of Android, now Windows has it with many more improvements over the old fashioned notification center.
3. Universal App
Another great new innovation, write an app and it will run on phone, desktop or surface without any changes.
4. Windows 10
Windows 10 devices can be plugged into you display and you dont need a CPU. The OS will make your phone work like a desktop machine.
5. One Drive
Your whole phone can be backed up onto one drive including pictures documents numbers etc. It happens in the background so there is no way you can forget to schedule a sync.
6. Consistent look and feel
Unlike Android windows phone forces the developers to maintain the look and feel same everywhere. Thus the wide variety of UI dont destroy your user experience. Much easier to operate any new app.
Mobile Application Development Process
Android and IOS mobile application development are carried out. Through a collaborative work, a feasible timeline which integrates client’s specifications and parameters will be created. Client’s requirement should be first known prior to incept an idea. Set of meetings are required to allow the developers to fully comprehend the client’s project and meet their expectations and guidelines.
The project ranges from simple to intricate mobile applications, all of which are scalable, robust, and have great functionality. No need to define whether or not the functionality requirements are feasible.
Inputs and designs from brainstorming will be turned into semi-functional facsimile. Issues about cases, workflows as well as requirements are identified.
Development With full understanding of the requirements, developers will now put the pieces altogether. Application files and codes are the main deliverables. Testing Making sure that the application will work best no matter where it could be hosted. Bugs and errors are identified. The application will be tested on existing browsers as well as on mobile devices- may it be Android, iPhone, or IOS.
After its publishing, the application will now be installed or deployed on the right platform.
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Our team will make sure that we do not disturb or change your existing system. Instead we will build an extension for you which will increase the reach of your company and tap into the new demographics which is always on a move and needs information on the go.