Mobile application development is building efficient application software for small, wireless computing devices such as smartphones or tablets. Mobile application development often has many challenges because it requires the mobile applications development company to provide solutions for different devices and operating systems, and also for the varied device features their respective screen sizes. Developing mobile applications requires considering the characteristics and constraints of these devices. Mobile devices don´t have as powerful processors as personal computers, they have wide array of screen sizes and more features like camera and location detection. Mobile Application Development Companies also have to consider the diverse hardware specifications and configurations because of intense contention in mobile software and varieties within each of the platforms.
Atlogys is a fast-growth mobile application development company. Our company has specialization in developing mobile applications for iOS (Apple Devices) on iOS 7.x and iOS 8.x and Android 4.x and 5.x for both phones and tablets.
iOS application development is the process by which Mobile Application Development Companies create new applications for the family of iOS operating system Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) by Apple.
Range of Native iOS Application Development Services from Atlogys include (but not limited to):
Android application development is the process by which Mobile Application Development Companies create new applications for the Android operating system from Google. Native Android mobile applications are in general developed in the Java programming language using the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), but other mobile development environments are also available in non-native a.k.a Hybrid mode.
As of Jan 2015, more than one million mobile applications have been developed for Android, with over 30 billion downloads. A research suggested that over 67% of mobile developers used the platform.
Today, there are approximately 5 billion people being connected to internet via mobile devices and the popularity of mobile applications has continued to climb, as their utilization has become progressively dominant across mobile phone users. A May 2012 comScore study accounted that during the previous quarter, more mobile subscribers used mobile apps than browsed the web on their devices.
Mobile Application Developers can project and publish their applications on the various mobile stores, where they get a revenue share on their app selling price. An example is Apple's App Store, which is for iOS mobile apps only. There are more or less 700,000 iOS Applications. Google's Android Market (now known as the "Play Store") has a large number of apps running on devices having Android OS.
There are different ways of developing Mobile Applications and at Atlogys we can make any of the types of mobile apps below:
Mobile Application Platform and tools permit mobile application developers to write, test and deploy applications into the target platform environment. Each platform is unique and demonstrates different behavior, features and capabilities.
The iOS SDK
The iOS SDK formerly iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit) is a software development kit developed by Apple Inc. to develop native mobile applications for the iOS family of products.
The iOS SDK allows mobile application developers to make mobile applications for the iPhone and iPad and provides "iPhone simulator" as well to test them. However, successfully deploying a mobile application onto the devices is only possible after bearing an iOS Developer Program fee, which is $99.00 USD per year. Xcode is the mobile application development environment for the iOS SDK. iPhone/iPad applications, like OS X applications, are written in Objective-C and Swift, with the ability that some elements of the application can also be written in C or C++.
Majority of mobile applications in Apple’s App Store are written in the Objective-C programming language, and mobile application developers usually use Xcode to develop their mobile applications.
To build an iOS mobile app, you must use Mac OS X and any other operating systems are not supported. The development tools that you’ll require are iOS X SDK and Xcode which are free of charge, and you can run the mobile app that you build in the iOS simulator, which is part of the iOS SDK.
Swift is a new programming language for iOS and OS X mobile apps that builds on C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility.
Swift’s neat slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks follow safe programming patterns and adds advanced features to make mobile application programming simple, flexible, and fun.
Google's Android Developers portal has tons of tools, guides and useful information. The SDK, mobile application development tools and emulators are all accessible for free with tons of examples and tutorials on the site.
The Android SDK (software development kit) includes a comprehensive set of mobile application development tools. These include libraries, a handset emulator, a debugger, sample code, documentation and tutorials. Currently supported development platforms include computers running Linux, Mac, and Windows. Also, Android mobile applications can be developed on Android itself by using specified Android applications.
Cross-Operating System platforms for mobile apps development on the whole are not yet an entirely perfect solution. Fortunately, there are few really great multi-platform mobile developer tools in the market which can serve us to achieve our objective of writing a mobile app once and having it run on both iOS as well as Android family of devices. Please check below few of the top mobile application development tools for cross-platform mobile applications development that can support demands for both current and future projects.
Custom Mobile Application development is the process of making a mobile application that is particularly developed for a specific organization or user. Since custom mobile application is developed for a single customer it can meet that customer's expectations and preferences. Custom Mobile Application may be designed in staged process, allowing all aspects, risks and dangers to be taken into account, along with all stories from the custom mobile app specifications.
Atlogys team can create almost any type of custom mobile application, from a simple mobile application that displays information about your business, to custom social and Ecommerce functionality including content management, inventory management, customer management (CRM apps), human resource management etc., recruitment, social networking, ePublishing, medical adherence apps, hosting and hospitality industries and verticals.
Mobile applications have earlier provided speedy access to email, contacts, calendar, weather information and stock market. However, public demand and the accessibility of developer tools has forced rapid expansion into other categories and at Atlogys we can cater to your custom mobile app development need for mobile-games, social-media, picture- sharing, location-based services, networking and file transfer, banking, education, video- streaming, order tracking, ticket purchases apps.
Mobile application testing is a process by which mobile applications developed for mobile devices are tested for their usability, functionality and consistency under diverse environments like online/offline mode. Mobile application testing can be automated or manual.
At Atlogys, we have done many kinds of mobile testing and summarizing our experience below:
A mobile application should be able to address all these interruptions by going into a suspended state and resuming afterwards.
Some Testing tools that are being used to test code quality for mobile applications are as follows:
The Mobile Application Test strategy should make sure that all the performance and quality guidelines are met. The testing team must have the right devices in the desired software operating systems with the right configurations and sandbox user accounts to test. All 8 *types* of mobile application testing mentioned above must be carried out. A few pointers in this area are:
At Atlogys we help build cost-efficient and turnkey iOS, and Android mobile applications in both native and hybrid mode. Our technology leads, application developers, QA (software quality assurance) testers and system administrators are trained to deliver the best solution keeping in mind the latest guidelines, best practices and rules of the various mobile app submission stores like Apple and Google.
We have done end-to-end, full turnkey design, implementation and deployment for many mobile applications that are custom and also state-of-the-art, We have been a trusted technology partner for Fortune 500 clients as well as for firms listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. There are 15+ apps live and running on the Google Play store and the Apple App store.
Your existing web development team may not always be the natural best extension to also make your mobile application. It requires different levels of skills, know-how and technical insight to make a cutting-edge scalable mobile app. Good web engineers may not be able to make good mobile apps.
Atlogys is an ex-google founded software engineering company with world-class technocrats (from Microsoft, Google, IIT Delhi) who give you personal attention on your mobile and web app.
Please visit http://www.scribd.com/doc/127341980/Design-and-Architecture-for-Large-Scale-Mobile-Applications to check Atlogys whitepaper on Mobile Application Design and Architecture.
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