Mobile Apps

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mobile apps We live in a technology-driven world where apps have become a part of our daily life, ubiquitous and seemingly domineering. While you may not need to bother about how apps get built, but of course you are expected to know a few things about apps. At least to survive as a certified netizen.

While the basic background of how to get an app built and running may seem too techy for the average person, at least a basic knowledge of how and what goes into the building of an application can’t hurt anyone. So here are the basic things you should know about the mobile app:

Mobile apps

A mobile app is a specially designed software that will work on your smartphones and other related devices. These applications will allow you to get all the services that you once have access to only via your computer.

Depending on how you build your apps, the functionality may differ from each other. Apple started the development of applications through the AppStore, and now they are available for the Android phones as well via the Google play store. Mobile applications will enhance the functionality of your smartphone, allowing you do much more with your smartphone.

Mobile app vs. Mobile website

It is a fact that the business organizations want to make sure that their customers could easily access them through their mobile phone. However, the real issue arises when they have to select between the mobile app and mobile website. So here we have compared both of them so that it would be easier for you to select. Here are some of the features that you need to consider:

Mobile website

  • The websites are developed for the small mobile platform
  • They can be accessed using any available browser
  • Only the URL or link to the website is required to access it
  • With the proper responsive webs deign the mobile website will provide you with the same benefits as the regular website.
  • The customers will get a chance to easily access your website whenever they like

Mobile apps

  • You have to download and install the application
  • The mobile app is only available in the marketplace of the application like Apple store, Android play store and much more.
  • The app will provide your business a special corner in the device of the user
  • The application can be inactivated, and it can be accessed in the absence of the internet connection
  • The accessibility of the mobile application is easier

Types of mobile apps

There are of course, different kinds of applications and they differ from each other in terms of functionality, here are the different kinds of applications and their functionalities.

1-Native apps

Native apps are also referred to as in-built or system applications. In that they often come pre-installed on your smartphone. Also, the applications in this category controls your phone primary functions. They are often built for a particular Operating System and cannot be uninstalled from your smartphone.

This is the reason that such apps take the complete advantages of the features of the device for which they have been developed. They are allowed to utilize:

  • GPS
  • Camera
  • Accelerometer
  • List of contacts
  • Compass
  • Much more

2-Mobile web apps

Web applications are not really applications per say; they are mobile websites that, from numerous points of view, look and feel like local applications. They are controlled by a written HTML5 coded program and users first get access to them as they would get to any website page: they type in ordinary URL’s and afterward have the option of introducing them on their home screen by creating a bookmark of that page.

Web applications turned out to be quite popular when HTML5 came around, and people understood that they could use the code writing skill and expertise to achieve viable webpages. As the scope of the HTML5 code increases, the gap between web applications and standardized site pages seem to be non-existent. Users can swipe on a level plane to proceed onward to new areas of the application right from the browser.

All of these elements that are accessible in HTML5. Additionally, access is granted to other system application such as: the tap-to-call features, GPS. There is a discussion about a camera API, in spite of the fact that have not seen any web application that exploits it up until now. We could see that change anytime soon though.

3-Hybrid apps

Like the name suggests, hybrid apps represent the best of both worlds. This is exemplified in the fact that a single hybrid application is a combination of both a web application and a local application. While they are most times erroneously referred to as web application by most individuals, they are a combination of both. Like local applications, they are domiciled in an application store and can therefore enjoy the benefit that comes with this. And also, like a web application they depend on HTML to have their functionalities coded.

Most businesses use hybrid applications; this is because it is often more cost-friendly in that you can easily port contents from your website to the application, this reduces the running cost of building an entirely alternative application. Hybrid applications are equally easy to port across platform, you can easily move your application from android to iOS and either way too. This reduces running and maintenance cost for your application. Apart from this, hybrid application also considerably reduces improvement cost of your application since you can reuse your built up application on a number of platforms, utilizing the power of HTML effectively.

Bottom line

A knowledge of the types of applications there are and how they are being built specifically will birth in you the idea behind how applications are being built. And it suffices to say that it will help your experience in deciding which type of application to have built for your business. Or even if your business has one already, such information may come in handy sometimes. Who knows?

 

Software development

If you remember the days before
smartphones and mobile apps, you’ll appreciate how quickly technology has developed. It seems every day now, a new, potentially disruptive technology comes onto the market.

But what’s the next big thing in Technology? And how is it going to impact your life?

But what’s the next big thing in Technology? And how is it going to impact your life?
While some people believe that AI signifies the end of the world (mainly after watching ‘The Terminator’ movies), most of us understand the benefits of artificial intelligence. Ai enables businesses to provide customers with personalised services for a start. It’s keeping us more informed than ever before and connected to the world, in ways we couldn’t have imagined just ten or twenty years ago.

The big development is going to be ‘deep learning’. Computers are able to process information at a much more sophisticated level. It will enable computers and robotic devices to deliver a range of services that we normally associate with professionals. For instance, we already have smart devices and apps that are able to diagnose certain medical conditions. In the future, we could have full diagnostic systems that can better detect illnesses – Robots that carry out operations and to a higher degree of accuracy with better success rates. Actually, it’s happening already. As technology advances it is able to hold the hand of humanity and guide us on the journey.

AI, of course, presents challenges. It will undoubtedly have an influence on the job market at all levels and how we view work. You only have to look at the growing technology involved in driverless cars, to understand there are plenty of controversial, issues to overcome. But artificial intelligence is here to stay and it is going to underpin most, if not all, technology developments for the foreseeable future.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Both VR and AR technology have been around for a while now; but have still yet to really, explode into the public consciousness as many people have forecast. 2018 and the next couple of years are expected to see a big change in this. Part of the problem with VR has been the low number of quality apps being developed, but this is now turning into a huge growth market. Particularly now developers and businesses are starting to see the potential.

Everything Done Through Mobile Technology
We’ve not yet reached the complete end of the desktop PC, but it’s not too far off. More and more of us are now using our mobile smartphones and tablets for absolutely everything. One of the biggest developments over the last few years is that technology has become democratised and equally as important… affordable. App development is becoming a focus for many businesses, as they search to find new and interesting ways to engage with customers.

Internet of Things
One growing area of technology that can be quite difficult to fathom is how everything connects to everything else. The Internet of Things can seem like a confusing topiThe big development is going to be ‘deep learning’. Computers are able to process information at a much more sophisticated level. It will enable computers and robotic devices to deliver a range of services that we normally associate with professionals. For instance, we already have smart devices and apps that are able to diagnose certain medical conditions. In the future, we could have full diagnostic systems that can better detect illnesses – Robots that carry out operations and to a higher degree of accuracy with better success rates. Actually, it’s happening already. As technology advances it is able to hold the hand of humanity and guide us on the journey.

AI, of course, presents challenges. It will undoubtedly have an influence on the job market at all levels and how we view work. You only have to look at the growing technology involved in driverless cars, to understand there are plenty of controversial, issues to overcome. But artificial intelligence is here to stay and it is going to underpin most, if not all, technology developments for the foreseeable future.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Realityc but it essentially means that all our devices are talking to each other.

Application

What business are you in?
whether you are a retail store owner, a mechanic or you run a dry cleaning firm; regardless of your line of business or industry you
If you remember the days before smartphones and mobile apps, you’ll appreciate how quickly technology has developed. It seems every day now, a new, potentially disruptive technology comes onto the market.

But what’s the next big thing in Technology? And how is it going to impact your life?

But what’s the next big thing in Technology? And how is it going to impact your life?
While some people believe that AI signifies the end of the world (mainly after watching ‘The Terminator’ movies), most of us understand the benefits of artificial intelligence. Ai enables businesses to provide customers with personalised services for a start. It’s keeping us more informed than ever before and connected to the world, in ways we couldn’t have imagined just ten or twenty years ago.

The big development is going to be ‘deep learning’. Computers are able to process information at a much more sophisticated level. It will enable computers and robotic devices to deliver a range of services that we normally associate with professionals. For instance, we already have smart devices and apps that are able to diagnose certain medical conditions. In the future, we could have full diagnostic systems that can better detect illnesses – Robots that carry out operations and to a higher degree of accuracy with better success rates. Actually, it’s happening already. As technology advances it is able to hold the hand of humanity and guide us on the journey.

AI, of course, presents challenges. It will undoubtedly have an influence on the job market at all levels and how we view work. You only have to look at the growing technology involved in driverless cars, to understand there are plenty of controversial, issues to overcome. But artificial intelligence is here to stay and it is going to underpin most, if not all, technology developments for the foreseeable future.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Both VR and AR technology have been around for a while now; but have still yet to really, explode into the public consciousness as many people have forecast. 2018 and the next couple of years are expected to see a big change in this. Part of the problem with VR has been the low number of quality apps being developed, but this is now turning into a huge growth market. Particularly now developers and businesses are starting to see the potential.

Everything Done Through Mobile Technology
We’ve not yet reached the complete end of the desktop PC, but it’s not too far off. More and more of us are now using our mobile smartphones and tablets for absolutely everything. One of the biggest developments over the last few years is that technology has become democratised and equally as important… affordable. App development is becoming a focus for many businesses, as they search to find new and interesting ways to engage with customers.

Internet of Things
One growing area of technology that can be quite difficult to fathom is how everything connects to everything else. The Internet of Things can seem like a confusing topiThe big development is going to be ‘deep learning’. Computers are able to process information at a much more sophisticated level. It will enable computers and robotic devices to deliver a range of services that we normally associate with professionals. For instance, we already have smart devices and apps that are able to diagnose certain medical conditions. In the future, we could have full diagnostic systems that can better detect illnesses – Robots that carry out operations and to a higher degree of accuracy with better success rates. Actually, it’s happening already. As technology advances it is able to hold the hand of humanity and guide us on the journey.

AI, of course, presents challenges. It will undoubtedly have an influence on the job market at all levels and how we view work. You only have to look at the growing technology involved in driverless cars, to understand there are plenty of controversial, issues to overcome. But artificial intelligence is here to stay and it is going to underpin most, if not all, technology developments for the foreseeable future.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Realityc but it essentially means that all our devices are talking to each other.

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