Mobile Web Apps Development
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Mobile Web Apps Development
With the emergence of so many new technologies lately, one of the most usable products are mobile phones. We all know what a mobile phone is because most of us have one; some may have more than one depending on our needs. As per the statistics, there are 6.8 billion people living on the planet and 5.1 billion own a cell phone, and according to research, that number could double in the next 5 years. Most of the cellular phones these days are what we call smartphones. Smartphones are higher tech than the traditional cellular phones. With cellular phones, there were only two basic activities people could do on them, send/receive a text message and make/answer calls. On the other hand, with a smartphone, we can do so much more, like surf the internet, play games, watch videos, take photos, send and receive emails, socialize through social media apps, and much more. Isn’t technology amazing the way it simplifies so many possibilities into such a small device?
With the use of smartphones and other gadgets, such as tablets and phablets (phone and tablet), we utilize mobile applications. Mobile applications can be used socially, such social media applications (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat). Also, there are mobile applications for entertainment, such as YouTube and mobile game applications. There are also a lot of mobile applications to communicate through the internet instead of using a phone line, just use Skype, Viber and the like. These mobile applications are quite simple to use. These mobile applications are also known as native apps. These applications can be accessed through the icons on the home screen of a device like the smartphones. Applications mentioned above and the like can be installed through an application store, such as Google Play for Android smartphones or through the Apple App Store for devices that have iOS as its operating system. These native apps are developed specifically for one platform and can make use of the features of the devices, such as the camera, GPS, compass, list of contacts and the like. Also, native apps can use the device’s notification system, and they can also work when offline.
Aside from native apps present on every smartphone, there are also applications called Mobile Web Apps. Mobile web applications are not real applications, they are websites that were made to look and work like native applications. If you have applications on your smartphone like Google, Flickr, Wordpress.com, Vimeo, Tumblr and many others, these are the examples of mobile web applications. Additionally, mobile web apps are typically written in HTML5.
Basically, it is a lot easier to use smartphones for simple research, finding products online and much more. Mobile web apps development is an emerging business as well for mobile web apps developers. The process is not easy; it is complicated, and it takes a wide range of skills to do it successfully. For businesses, it can really help increase the sales if they have a mobile web application. Big companies selling products, such as eBay and Amazon, have their own mobile web applications as well, and it helps their business grow even bigger because of the increase in sales from people shopping from their mobile devices. For shoppers, reaching for a mobile device is just more convenient and can be done faster. With the increasing number of people utilizing smartphones, the number will continue to rise in the years to come.