Mobile Application Development
A mobile application, also referred to as a mobile app or simply an app, is a computer program or software application designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone, tablet, or watch. Apps were originally intended for productivity assistance such as email, calendar, and contact databases, but the public demand for apps caused rapid expansion into other areas such as mobile games, factory automation, GPS and location-based services, order-tracking, and ticket purchases, so that there are now millions of apps available. Apps are generally downloaded from application distribution platforms which are operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store. Some apps are free, and others have a price, with the profit being split between the application's creator and the distribution platform. Mobile applications often stand in contrast to desktop applications which are designed to run on desktop computers, and web applications which run in mobile web browsers rather than directly on the mobile device.
About Mobile Application
A mobile application, most commonly referred to as an app, is a type of application software designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile applications frequently serve to provide users with similar services to those accessed on PCs. Apps are generally small, individual software units with limited function. This use of app software was originally popularized by Apple Inc. and its App Store, which offers thousands of applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Android app development is a process in which mobile apps are developed for devices that run the Android operating system. Android apps are written with the help of languages such as Java, Kotlin and C++ languages with the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). Android was initially released in the year 2009 and is basically written in Java language. In today’s time, Android dominates the entire mobile app industry and holds the majority of the share with a broad clientele all across the globe.
Features of android:
Android is a powerful open-source operating system which provides immense features and some of these are listed below.
- Android Open Source Project so we can customize the OS based on our requirements.
- Android supports different types of connectivity for GSM, CDMA, Wifi, Bluetooth etc. for telephonic conversation or data transfer.
- Using wifi technology we can pair with other devices while playing games or using other application.
Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Jellybeans, Kitkat, Lollipop, marshmallow, Naughat, Oreo etc are various Android Versions.
Features of ios:
IOS is a mobile operating system for Apple-manufactured devices. iOS runs on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV.
- Social Media
- In-App purchase
- Game Center
- Notification Center
- Powerful APIs
- High end processor
- Camera integration
- Location services
- Email, contacts, web pages and messages etc.
Alpine / Heavenly ,Snowbird ,Big Bear ,Sugarbowl ,Timberline ,Kirkwood ,Northstar, Wildcat (iPad only) ,Apex ,Baker ,Jasper (4.2.5 - 4.2.10: Phoenix) ,Durango Telluride ,Hoodoo ,Sundance ,Brighton ,Innsbruck ,Sochi ,Okemo OkemoTaos, OkemoZurs ,Stowe ,Copper ,Monarch ,Boulder ,Castlerock ,Eagle ,Whitetail ,Butler ,Corry ,Erie ,Tigris ,Bursa ,Cinar, Emet ,Fatsa ,Hope,Yukon etc are various ios Versions.
Advantages in React Native:
- Write Once and Use Everywhere
The code that is written in React Native works on almost every mobile platform. Including IOS, Android, Windows, etc. No need to write code in Swift for IOS, java for android or C# for windows.
- Programming Language
A framework using a popular programming language is one of the important factors influencing developer’s choice.
- UI Focussed
The whole focus of React Native is solely on UI design. It is exceedingly responsive and its rendering techniques are by far the best.
- Development Time & Cost Effectiveness
It requires less monetary resources and the whole development cycle of an application is of a shorter period. It simply boosts overall productivity.
- Mobile Environment Performance
The maximum number of the native applications are CPU oriented. On the contrary, applications built using React Native are GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)-oriented. This guarantees better performance compared to CPU-oriented applications.
- NPM for Installation
The installation process is always trouble, especially for beginners. However, React Native uses Node Package Manager or NPM for installation and it is reasonably easy to use and learn.
- Support for Third-Party Libraries
RN Framework effortlessly hooks with native modules and there are numerous third-party libraries available.
- Smaller Teams
Thus requiring smaller teams that are easier to manage, achieving results instantly.