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What is mobile app development?
Mobile app development is a set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for smartphones and other portable devices. Today, the two most prominent mobile platforms are Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
Like web application development, mobile application development has its roots in more traditional software development. However, one crucial difference is that mobile apps are often written specifically to exploit the unique features of a particular mobile device. For example, a gaming app might be written to take advantage of an iPhone’s accelerometer, or a health app might be written to take advantage of a smartwatch’s temperature sensor.
Benefits of mobile apps
Mobile development has a number of advantages over coding on some kind of hybrid platform that works on both mobile and web. These advantages include:
- Improved user interface. Apps that are tailored specifically for the system on which they run are invariably better than experiences developed to work online.
- They are more targeted to a wider range of users. A significant proportion of users now prefer to interact via mobile applications. This is particularly true for younger demographics and is an ever-growing target audience.
- Direct contact with users. The app offers the possibility to keep in touch with users without the need for a third-party social media platform or filters.
- Mobile platform feature sets. Device features such as camera, sensors and payment methods can be easily accessed through native mobile apps to enhance the user experience.
- Operating system features: full access to operating system features such as push notifications means there are many options for direct advertising of services and events.
- Offline access. The ability to access different aspects of the functionality offline makes the user experience feel more consistent and reliable to users.
- Create stickiness. Embedding your brand and services in the user’s pocket is a great way to keep in touch and create a more permanent relationship. Having your brand on the device improves visibility and accessibility, especially when compared to online experience.
Mobile app developers are in short supply and in the working world, but at Tieturi you can get the training you need to develop mobile apps. Choose your training and come learn!