Mobile Web Apps Development in 2017

Mobile Apps
June 24, 2018

It seems like almost everyone has a smartphone these days. Of course, most of us know what a smartphone is, but what is the formal definition? A smartphone is a cellular telephone with an integrated computer and other features not originally associated with telephones, such as an operating system, Web browsing and the ability to run software applications. To sum it up, a smartphone is a device that will let you make phone calls as well as lots of features like you might find with a computer, such as sharing documents, checking websites, making video calls, sending and receiving emails, editing office documents, playing games, sending and receiving text messages and many more.

In many ways, you really can say that smartphones have qualifications that make them a “smart” phone.

OS (Operating System)

Technically, a smartphone is based on an operating system that allows it to run applications. For Apple’s IPhone, it runs an IOS; for a Blackberry phone, it runs the Blackberry OS; other devices such as Samsung phones run the Android OS and the like.


With smartphones, you can do a lot of things you might historically have done with a computer, such as editing documents or viewing files. Smartphones also allow you to download applications according to your personal preferences, such as social media apps, game apps, entertainment apps and many others. In the world of IT, there are 3 different types of applications: the native apps, mobile web apps, and the hybrid apps. Native apps live on the device and are accessed through icons on the home screen. Native apps are installed through an application store (such as Google Play or Apple’s App Store). Mobile web apps are not real applications at all; they are really websites that, in many ways, look and feel like native applications but are not implemented as such.  Hybrid apps are part native app, part web app because like native apps, they live in an app store and can take advantage of the many device features available, and like mobile web apps, they rely on HTML being rendered in a browser, with the caveat that the browser is embedded within the app. Mobile web app development and other types of application development have been a popular market mainly because of the growing number of people who use their smartphones to browse and search for information online.


One of the greatest functions of a smartphone is its web access. Every smartphone is capable of accessing the web using the 3G and 4G networks. It can also be connected to the wireless internet or Wi-Fi so that you can access the web without using data. With web access, you can browse your favorite websites to get information, to socialize, to be entertained and much more.


All cellular phones can send and receive text messages, including smartphones, but what separates smartphones from other phones is that you can also send and receive emails, and you can send and receive IMs through applications such as Viber, Skype, iMessage and the like. By just having an internet connection through mobile data or Wi-Fi, you can exchange messages with your family, friends, loved ones, associates, and more.

Why smartphones are called smart? Because of these amazing features! These features will likely keep improving over the coming years, and that is something that we can all look forward to.

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