Choosing the Right OS for Mobile App

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With Mobile devices growing in popularity with passing days, the mobile OS competition is getting sheer. So, taking into consideration several pros and cons, which OS at the top?

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Choosing the Right OS for Mobile App

  1. 1. Knack of Choosing the Right Mobile Application Development Platform: Demystified
  2. 2. Smartphone application development is exploding. It is expected that a total of 184 billion applications will be downloaded from app stores by 2014. Selecting the right operating platform plays a crucial role in creating a successful application. So, how to go about the process of selecting the operating system?
  3. 3. Sharpen your Research Skills
  4. 4. Hunt for the most popular operating platform Report reveals that Android is the leading operating platform, followed by iOS Dec10 Dec-11 Mar-12 Google 30.5% 47.3% 51.0% Apple 15.8% 29.6% 30.7% RIM 14.6% 16.0% 12.3% Microsoft 3.4% 4.7% 3.9% Symbian 32.3% 1.4% 1.4%
  5. 5. Identifying the target audience is a must  There's a mobile application for almost everything, but not every mobile app is targeted at generic users.  iOS could be the right platform for an enterprise app, since it's a closed source platform
  6. 6. Is the App Development Platform Robust?
  7. 7. Selection of mobile platform will largely determine the language & tools to be used in development process. APIs for Smartphone OS like iOS or RIM are often proprietary & need coding in specific languages  iPhone app is developed in Objective-C  Windows in C++ IDE will follow - Eclipse for Android development, Visual Studio for Windows Mobile, Xcode for iPhone Find out if enough documentation and support is available to developers for a specific platform.
  8. 8. Security Features
  9. 9. “Authentication & security of mobile application is the top concern amongst enterprises” Why do We Need a Highly Secured App? When you are looking for a mobile platform, make sure it has:  Robust security & authentication framework  Secure client/server communication  Offline authentication  Access control  On-device encryption • Mobile commerce industry will reach $31 billion by 2016 • 50% sales will be conducted via mobile applications in 2015
  10. 10. What Else to Look Out For?
  11. 11.  Critically plan your mobile initiative, while keeping the ease of end users in mind.  Hybrid apps are more efficient than native apps  Comprehensive testing features in OS  Network identification capabilities of platform
  12. 12. About Us Copper Mobile's mobile application development solutions help clients in developing powerful, flexible, secured mobile applications in a quick & cost-effective manner. Know more about us at www.coppermobile.com
  13. 13. Thank You

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