There are roughly four major categories of technologies for mobile applications:
Android, Bada, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Embedded Linux, Palm OS, Symbian, WebOS, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, iPhone
In addition to the above categories of mobile application OS, there are two approaches to facilitate the development of cross platform mobile applications development:
- Thin Native Clients which provide access to native APIs and / or render Web-based applications with a native look and feel (PhoneGap, AppMobi, AppCelerator…)
- Domain Specific Language from which native or Web-based code is generated (Applause, Mobl, Canappi…)
The beginning of powerful, user-friendly smart phones with always-on Internet connection has foreshown a new era in mobile technology. For businesses, there is a new channel to count with, which, if appropriately used, is a powerful medium to connect with customers, suppliers and employees. The mobile channel has both benefits and handicaps vis-à-vis the old-style Internet accessed through the desktop. The form factor is not the same.
Users relate differently too as they associate the usability of both these devises differently. Instead of point-and-click, they touch, pinch or flick. On the other hand, mobile applications are more easily accessible and are location aware. All this gives mobile technology a lot of scope to reach its users.
As company mobile application- iPhone application development, android apps development, BREW application development, we help your organization plan out a mobile strategy and implement it. The strategic decisions includes whether to use mobile-web or go native, what phones to support and the type of architecture based on the dependability of the connection and the application.
Mobile-web works across most smart phones with no need to rewrite the application for each device. However if you go for a smart-client architecture, data can be stored in a local database within the mobile. This will allow users to use the application even when there is no network. The application architecture can get quite complex though - the effects of data being stale must be thought through.
The popular smart phone platforms in the market today are iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Mobile (WinMo for short). Unfortunately, each of these phones has different development SDKs and APIs, and that rules out the write-once-run-anywhere paradigm at least for the time being. That said, proper design of the app could reduce porting costs to multiple platforms. One strategy is to keep all business logic on the server-side, thereby keeping the client thin.
In addition to programming smart phones, Zaptech also has experience with Java for Mobile (previously J2ME) programming then Hire iPhone apps developer or android developer. J2ME is cross platform and works on any mobile with Java support including most models from Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson.