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Mobile application development is a process by which a developer develops an application for the users that can run on mobile or digital assistants. These mobile applications can be pre-installed on mobile or the user may have to install them.
It develops software that is made to run on a phone. Mobile applications are developed of different types- native apps, HTML5 apps, and hybrid apps.
The mobile development business is growing day by day as several businesses are choosing to go online, they tend to opt for their app for their brand for interaction with customers. Let us discuss everything about mobile application development.
Mobile, a tool which has made our daily life so much simple, we can do much of our work by just a click, no more standing in those irritating and exhausting queues. From the recharge of our phone to pay off our bills everything can be done in just a single click. Tons of Apps are there to make our life easier and simpler but ever imagined about how these apps are developed? Or How much an App developer can earn? Or how could you become an App developer?
Mobile application development is the process of creating software applications that run on a mobile device, and a typical mobile application utilizes a network connection to work with remote computing resources. These applications can be pre-installed on phones during manufacturing platforms, or delivered as web applications
Mobile App Development industry is dominated by two major players
Before one decides to make an app for a small to medium-sized business, they need to deeply understand the niche of business, their competitors, their target audience, platform and frameworks that will be used, the tools, the overall budget, features, the development process, the timeline of the development process and the launch of the product.
There are three types as we had named them earlier. Let us discuss them in detail:
These apps are platform-specific. Example- iOS or Android.
They use all the software development tools and programming languages that are supported by the particular operating system. Developers prefer native apps because of their demand and potential. Smart home devices are getting more demand with time and there are a lot of devices in the market. The developers are using wearables, the Internet of things, and sensors for creating unique applications.
These are applications that work on the write-once-run-anywhere approach. The apps that are developed with the help of this framework can run on any platform and are more compatible. They require a minimal amount of changes for functioning on different platforms. They send notifications through the desktop notification feature and interact through email.
These applications are a combination of HTML5 apps and native apps. They are entailed by creating a container that is developed in a native system that allows embedding an HTML5 app within it. Example- Facebook and Google Maps, drive traffic to the website and brick-and-mortar location.
Android-based apps are generally based on Java programming language, it’s a most preferred language for Androids. iOS apps are based on the Swift programming language.
In case of Android apps can also be developed by C and C++ but here you will need a set of tools that are known as Native development kit. For company or individual who’s planning to develop or build an App need to keep following things in mind :
The whole process can be divided into vivid steps-
The factors to consider while opting for the mobile development field are:
If you are aiming for formal education then you need to have Bachelor’s in computer science, generally, this is the minimum requirement to apply for an app developer in most of the companies. You need to have a very good command over JAVA in case you want to be an Android developer, and for iOS, you need to learn swift.
Some of the best institutions to earn a Bachelor of Computer Science in India are :
Through self Learning:
It’s the 21st century and world is changing a lot, so you can learn all elements of app development by your self, and could work as a freelancer, there are various platforms that are available for this purpose :
The average starting salary is around rs-6-7 lakhs/PA while after few years of experience you can easily earn around 15-20 lakhs/PA and with more knowledge and experience you can even earn more, infinite possibilities are there.
Each and every field has its own set of challenges, and so do with this field. One of the biggest challenges for this field is security, the developer should always be keen to find security flaws, there are various illegal organizations that are a threat to society could sneak up into app, in order to prevent these regular security update must be provided so that non of the user could become a victim of any cyber attack or hacking.
There is no industry without competition. you need to come up with unique features and functionalities that will make your app stand out in the market. So many similar apps are present in the market now. What makes your app stand out is what will attract many unique users. Brainstorm and carry out a thorough market research analysis. This will help you fine-tune your app’s USPs.
As you know, each month one new smartphone/device comes into the market. This means that you need to develop applications that are compatible with all the aspect ratios of the smartphone screen-size.
Besides, design and interaction, app performance and battery consumption are also important aspects of mobile app development. The challenge is to design a well-performing, bug-free app that runs on a minimum possible battery. Performance, however, is solely considered to be a development feature and hence dealt with late during the design phase. Plus, different users perceive app performance differently. And then there are the devices. The app might function well on the latest device, but a lot of users are still running on older devices. Too many images or visual effects, flooding the cache, or using integrated sensors may disrupt the performance of your application on older versions.
In today’s scenario, newer technologies like ML, VR, AI, etc hit the market. Thereby it is important that mobile application developers tend to the challenging demands of Technological Scalability.
Mobiles are increasing day by day each one of us wants to avail the latest technologies. This Industry is also growing day by day, rapid change in technologies has encouraged more research work and as a result of which we could see how the software and hardware are improving at a rapid rate. Growth in this industry is exponential, according to an estimate at present the total valuation of this industry is around
590 billion US-dollars, which is expected to reach 945 billion US-dollar till 2023, so data itself tells us the story that how much fast this industry is developing. It’s a field which full of a wide variety of opportunities, and in coming days things are going to be very interesting.
Mobile application development is growing day by day. This is the perfect time to come into this industry.