It is stated as a process which is used for developing mobile Apps for mobile devices. The aim is to develop software applications that are designed to run personal digital assistants, mobile phones, smart devices, tablets, PC, Computers and enterprise digital assistants. Mobile App development process is itself a very complicated, challenging and time consuming process for developers. It requires a high maintenance cost based on different platforms.
UI designs are simultaneously used for creating mobile apps along with the developmental process. Java and Kotlin are the two preferred programming languages used so far for android development. Android is the most commonly used operating system throughout the world. We can also introduce other languages such as C/C++ based on certain restrictions. Similarly, in iOS apps Objective-C or Swift programming languages are used. In Native apps a technology stack is to be chosen by the operating system platform.
Prerequisite of Mobile App Development :
- Market Research
- Graphic Design
- Marketing Plan
- Build App
- Submit App to App store
Mobile Application Platforms :
There are two commonly used mobile platforms – iOS from Apple and Android from Google. Android is used to build other OEMs to build their smartphones and smart devices by using Software Development Kits (SDKs) or tools. Following four mobile applications developmental approaches are :
- Native Mobile Applications – It uses programming language and frameworks provided by the owner and running on Android and iOS operating systems. It allows direct access to APIs in short runtime but requires higher maintenance cost.
- Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications – It uses multiple programming languages and frameworks but are compiled in native applications directly running on OS. It is easy to build and maintain but limited with respect to performance due to bridging.
- Windows Mobile Applications – PWAs offer app development by skipping app installations and app store delivery. It utilizes browser abilities like running background processes, working offline etc. It can be accessed through URL and no installation would be required with a limited support of native features. Same app is available on both the platform -web and mobile
Process : App development is a long continuous process of three to nine months based on the complexity and structure of the App.
- Analysis & Planning
- UI/UX Design
- App Development
- Deployment & Support
Software Required to Create Mobile Apps :
- Mobile Roadie
- Good Barber
- Game Salad
- Appy Pie
Testing : To make the mobile app development process stable, secure and usable the quality assurance is done by following some test cases to deliver quality solutions.
- Platform and Device Testing
- Performance Testing
- Security Testing
- User Experience Testing
- Functional Testing
It is a process to submit the app on the app store with the help of a developer account (submit an android app on Google play for Android and iOS apps on Apple App store). It will go through a review process and may take several days to test the application before its release (process valid for only iOS ) while android apps will be available few hours after the submission
Conclusion : To deliver high quality output scalable custom software applications is a speciality at MCN Solutions. Streamline phase is flexible, easy to adhere and fast to proceed with unique custom support