Application development is the process of designing a computer program or a series of programs to accomplish the various tasks needed by a company. Applications from estimating monthly expenditures to preparing sales reports to help organizations simplify processes and improve performance. the application-building process follows the same steps: requirement selection, prototype design, testing, implementation.
Mobile Applications and Device Platforms
There are two dominant platforms in the modern smartphone market.
One is the iOS platform from Apple Inc
The second is Android from Google
One is the iOS platform from Apple Inc:-iOS platform is the operating system that powers by Apple's
The second is Android from Google:-Android platform is the operating system that powers by Google
Alternatives for Building Mobile Apps
Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications
Hybrid Mobile Applications
Native Mobile Applications
Progressive Web Applications
Types of Apps:
Applications are similar to desktop software. They only differ from desktop software in terms of its wide range of programming languages and frameworks. Even though the most popular operating systems have done an amazing job in making sure the types of mobile apps in development are meant to be user friendly, apps can take on a wide range of usefulness.
Native apps – if you are familiar with platforms iOS or Android, native apps are created for these platforms by using software development tools and languages supported by those operating systems. Xcode and Objective-C is used by iOS while Eclipse and Java is used by Android.
HTML5 apps – this specific mobile app takes an approach of a write-once-run-anywhere to mobile development. Apps developed by using this method are sure to be cross-platform compatible requiring only minimal changes for maximum performance of the operating system.
Hybrid apps – this app makes it possible to embed an HTML5 app within it since it entails the creation of a container developed in the native system.