Whether it’s an 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 not warmed-over website pages.
Things to Look For in a Mobile App Development Platform
Constant improvement- The right mobile app development platform can help gather survey results, customer behavior, and app store rankings or ratings. It also allows for quick revisions for applications.
Personalization and contextualization- The most pleasing and engaging mobile applications can obtain, construe, and act simultaneously on numerous different content sources in real-time.
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 in an efficient manner.
1. Supported by Google
Due to the involvement of Google Android, we received the goodwill that very few softwares achieve. Even though it looks like an exact copy of another OS, the name Google drove sales to new heights.
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 open and free, it drives down the cost for the vendor.
This application runs on wearables, mobiles, set-top boxes, and more. It can be used on any kind of device, which gives it a huge advantage because manufacturers will be able to use an OS that fits into any device they build.
4. Market Leader
Due to the momentum it has received and the amount of devices being added every month, it is lucrative for companies and service providers to tap into this ecosystem.
5. Designed beautifully
After many iterations the look and feel is compelling and easy to understand. Earlier versions were basic UI that was meant for functionality, but now it has all the bells and whistles for the UI conscious crowd.
The resale value of an iPhone is far higher than any Android device. You will get nearly double 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 comes 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. Xamarin helps shorten the development cycle, which makes sharing across platforms a breeze.
2. Shared app logic
Apart from native UI, Xamarin is a must-use cross-platform development tool due to the way app logic is shared across platforms. 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 when recoding 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 and Microsoft Visual Studio offer 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 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. The Component Store is built right into Xamarin Studio and Xamarin’s Visual Studio extension.
5. Advantages of C#
C# is a type-safety, object-oriented programming language. Therefore, it is more than just a modernized version of C++, which allows 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 for a 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 met by of making asynchronous programming simple. 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 features introduced by Microsoft where a tile can give you live updates without opening the app. Facebook, Twitter, News, etc. can portray the latest information on your home screen.
2. Action Center
Windows customers always griped about the Android notification center. Now, Windows has greatly improved this feature.
3. Universal App
Another compelling innovation is the ability to write an app and have it run on phone, desktop or surface without any changes.
4. Windows 10
Windows 10 devices can be plugged into your display without the need of a CPU. The OS will make your phone work like a desktop machine
5. One Drive
Your whole phone can be backed up onto the One Driv. It will happen in the background, so there is no way you can forget to schedule a sync.
6. Consistent look and feel
Unlike the Android, Windows phone forces the developers to maintain the same look and feel everywhere. Thus, the wide variety of UI doesn’t destroy your user experience and makes it easier to operate any new app.
Mobile Application Development Process
Android and IOS mobile application development will be 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 accepting an idea. A set of meetings are required to allow the developers to fully comprehend the client’s project to meet their expectations and guidelines.
The project ranges from simple to intricate mobile applications. All of which are scalable, robust, and have great functionality. There is no need to define whether or not the functionality requirements are feasible.
Inputs and designs from brainstorming will be turned into semi-functional facsimiles. Issues about cases, workflows, and requirements will be identified.
Development with full understanding of the requirements will help developers put all the pieces altogether. Application files and codes are the main deliverables. Testing will making sure that the application will work best no matter where it is hosted. Bugs and errors are identified, and the application will be tested on existing browsers and on mobile devices- may it be Android, iPhone, or IOS.
After it is published, the application will be installed or deployed on the correct platform.
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