Today's evolutionary world makes it vital for the enterprises to keep their environment in tune with the changing technology landscape. With technology becoming more open from the interoperability perspective, enterprises use technology as a critical business enabler. Mobile phones which were initially developed for easy communication when on the move have today evolved into devices that offer communications in various forms from text messaging, email, Internet access, Blue-tooth communications to business applications, gaming and photography and other general computing capabilities.
With the development of smartphones the days of monolithic applications left behind. Technology has surged ahead today with software applications as modular components. The spectrum of new devices made available in the market paves way for customers to look forward to new applications that can be loaded on these devices to meet their ever-changing demands. The new technology landscape being a vibrant space full of opportunities, creating simple and effective applications while maintaining the need for safe and secure data access, mobile apps development has now become a challenge for the mobile application developer.
Wikipedia defines mobile application development as - “the process by which application software is developed for low-power handheld devices, such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants or mobile phones". These applications which can either be pre-installed on phones during manufacture or can be downloaded by customers from various mobile software distribution platforms, or delivered as web applications to provide an "application-like" experience within a Web browser. However,with the exponential growth of the mobile market, and the availability of next-generation technology based platforms, the end-users today look for mobile applications with more processing power, flexibility, reliability, security and ability to integrate with other applications.
The leading service providers and IT giants have developed software tools and process to help the application development teams to develop cost-effective applications that can enhance e-commerce solutions. However, being focused on mobile apps development, the developers with an in-depth domain understanding work on areas such as Location-Based Services (LBS), Mobile Media Streaming, social networking, messaging & syncing, mobile ad engines, Mobile VoIP and Gaming.
The mobile applications developed by the leaders in the sector enhances the mobile ecosystem functioning by effectively performing the tasks such as
· Developing mobile applications for various platforms along with quality analysis testing
· Conceptualizing mobile applications and eliciting requirements of user interface design, prototype etc.
· Interfacing mobile applications between platforms and devices
· Developing server-side and infrastructure, including for location & mapping services
· Integrating third-party components and carrier for SMS, MMS, billing systems
· Coordinating with carriers and device manufacturers for testing and certification
· Launching and distributing mobile applications
· providing carrier catalogs
Besides these tasks, the mobile application development teams while working through with various layers of the mobile device, either directly or in collaboration with third-party providers also ensure maintenance and product support services leading to enhanced customer satisfaction.
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