Mobile Application Development

Mobile Application Development is the process of creating software applications that run on a mobile device, and a typical mobile application utilises a network connection to work with remote computing resources. Hence, the mobile development involves creating installable software bundles (code, binaries, assets, etc.)Implementing backend services such as data access with an API, and testing the application on target devices.

Mobile Applications and Device Platforms

There are two dominant platforms in the modern smartphone market. One is the iOS platform from Apple Inc. The iOS platform is the operating system that powers Apple’s popular line of iPhone smartphones. The second is Android from Google. The Android operating system is used by Google devices and many other OEMs to build their own smartphones and other smart devices.

Although there are some similarities between these two platforms when building applications, developing for iOS vs. Android involves using different software development kits (SDKs) and development toolchains. While Apple uses iOS exclusively for its own devices, Google makes Android available to other companies, provided they meet specific requirements, such as including certain Google applications on the devices they ship. By targeting both platforms, developers can build apps for hundreds of millions of devices.