In the current, blur of technology and dynamic automation, one who looks back has the most to lose. We are living in an eon filled with rapid transition and digital metamorphosis. Here, to achieve progress and advancement one needs to be constantly conforming to the realms of the Utopia of modern technology. There was a time when people did not even have a slice of digital computing tools available. The first ever business computer LEO (Lyons Electronic Computer) developed in 1950s developed out of sheer necessity to manage outrageously large revenues of Lyons, a UK-based Tea-shop Company. This led to several other developments in the field computing and the world saw the illusionary concept of personal computers become reality. From desks to laptops, then palm tops and even thump tops, the journey of digital portability has been endless. The software developers gained immense acclamation and regard. However, it seems that the ever-starving epoch of technology has yet new heights to achieve.
Transition from Desks to Hands
This era is marked with voluntary mobility and transportability. Hand-held gadgets, Smart phones and tablets are the hot-talk of the IT wonderland now. The App developers have subtly replaced the software developing engineers. The various platforms and operating systems are popularly available in the market for these mobile devices have made them the ultimate solution for portable computing. These platforms like Android, iPhone OS, Windows, Mac and BlackBerry have provided a scaffold for now raging, mobile application development. Every single organizing and managing essentials of yours are just a touch-n-tap away from you now.
A Plethora of Apps
These mobile applications have done exactly what the name promises; they have made lives easier by applying and incorporating each of the functionalities manageable out there to your mobile devices in a way that they have become more reachable to you than they were ever before. Neverheless, every passing day brings new results and changes to facilitated peoples' lives further and further which definitely calls for more and more apps. This seeming insatiable demand for app development has led many to choose it as a dedicated profession and the recent developing market has an excess of available app makers, developers with assortment of mobile applications on miscellaneous affairs. Ranging from, important business apps to social media networking apps and from gaming frenzied apps to entertaining diversions; they are available in market in extensive variety.
Different Types of Mobile Apps
The concept of Mobile Application Development is evolutionary. The design potential is vast and many development strategies are involved when developing an app. In a blanket sense, we can say that there are generally two types of mobile application developmental approach. These types may further classify into sub types due to the variant aspects.
Native Mobile Applications
These types of apps are available on e-markets to have them downloaded and installed in the user's mobile device and can run directly from there onwards. There is no need for a data connection for them after the installation. They give added functionality to your already highly functional smart phones and enhance your phone's attributing features like calculators, dictionaries, book readers, calendars and office organizing apps.
A variant of native apps are semi native apps called as Client Server Apps. These apps although installed in the device, still require data connection to further transferring of the data. Hybrid Apps also require internet connection.
Web-Based Mobile Applications
These applications are not installable on your device, the entire access and usage is through the web browser. They are completely independent of the memory size of your phone and of its platform too as they run in the boundaries of cyber space. All the data and information of the apps transfer through the browser that should be efficient in performance. Some popular web-based apps include social networking apps like Face book, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gaming Apps, Document Sharing apps and others.
To popularize their platforms, Google Android, Black Berry and Apple are all provide APIs (Application Programming Interface) to third-party developers to contribute to the development of enhanced applications to promote their platforms.