Friday, 11 May 2012

Mobile Application Development Facilities

Technology is always progressing and developing in leaps and bounds. In the recent past, there have been significant changes taking place in the field of technological applications. Mobiles today are the most widely used devices and a must for the youth. This is more so because of its additional applications and allied features such as gaming, browsing, social networking, emailing and the like. Today it is the popular surge of demand for mobile application that encourages technical professionals to strategize the future of mobile application development.

According to a study conducted by the renowned Global Intelligence Alliance the main three causes as to why enterprises opt in for native mobile applications are:-

  • They are able to set up high quality user interface
  • They can leverage popular established application store distribution channels
  • There is a requirement to access device hardware

Apart from this, the other three essential reasons as to why businesses and enterprises  opt in for specific web technologies in case of mobile application development are as follows:-
  • To be able to establish high end user interface
  • Cost benefits of providing one interface available on numerous environments
  • Having direct control over the distribution having no requirement to have a third party approval

Today eminent Product R& D Services companies are well equipped with the appropriate tools, procedures and other required experience and expertise to set up mobile applications quicker and cost-efficiently. Few of their focus areas are:-
  • Presence & Social Networking
  • Mobile VoIP
  • Gaming
  • Location-Based Services (LBS)
  • Messaging & Syncing
  • Mobile Media Streaming
  • Mobile Advertisement & Ad Engines

These solution providers also have the experience and skill for partnering with Level A enterprises and supporting them with valuable product lifecycle management solutions. Some of the important mobile application development facilities offered by them are:-
  • Developing mobile applications in J2ME, BREW, Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry
  • Conceptualizing mobile applications and eliciting requirements, for instance UI design, prototype, wireframes, user stories
  • Designing, developing and testing applications
  • Porting mobile applications between platforms and devices
  • Developing server-side and infrastructure, including for location & mapping services
  • Integrating third-party components on the server side, for instance SMS/MMS, billing, feeds, ads, content and many others
  • Integrating carrier, SMSC and billing systems, for instance LBS platform for location determination
  • Coordinating with carriers and device manufacturers for mobile application testing and certification, for instance NSTL, Java Verified
  • Launching and distributing mobile applications
  • Carrier Catalogs and Storefronts
  • Providing maintenance and support services

With such innovative services mobile application development industry is bound to expand and grow in the years to come, making it possible for numerous market players to make profit.

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