Mobile Application (App) Development Information

Mobile application (app) development is a service for the creation of application software for mobile devices. The various devices that the applications can be developed for include desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, phablets, and wearable devices. The platforms that the applications can be developed for include Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows, or HTML. The mobile application development industry has various markets, including, but not limited to, medical, food, financial, consumer, commercial, social networking, and educational.   

Mobile application (app) developmentThe mobile application development process starts with wireframing. Wireframing is the foundation or brainstorming section of the design of the application. Next is the screen design and programming. Database framework and networking programming follow and then development of the connections of the screen design to the server. The first round of quality assurance can occur following the connection of the screen and server programming. Once the application has passed the first round of QA, then programming the application for multiple, or across, platforms may begin. After all of the platforms are programmed, the final QA is completed. Cloud setup and app store deployment are the last tasks of completing the mobile application development process. 

Mobile application developers can provide rapid deployment, quality assurance, testing, and warranties as part of the provided service. Developers can provide services for startup companies to large enterprises. Mobile application developers help address user experience, device resolution, app retention, and marketability.    

Related Information

Engineering360—There's An App for That: Equipping Industrial Plants with Easy Access to Solutions on the Spot

IEEE Spectrum—How to Run a Successful Mobile Crowdsourcing Project

Resources

Comentum—Mobile App Development Cost and Process

Tech in Asia—Complete Overview of the Mobile App Development Process (Infographic)

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