By –<br />Rahul Mathur and HimanshuSahu<br />Made By Rahul Mathur and HimanshuSahu <br />
Mobile Operating Systems<br />Like a computer operating system, a mobile operating system is the software platform on top of which other programs run. <br />The operating system is responsible for determining the functions and features available on your device. <br />The mobile operating system will also determine which third-party applications can be used on your device. <br />
<ul><li>Nokia’s Mobile Operating System. World's most popular mobile operating system
An update to the popular mobile OS Windows Mobile OS being developed by Microsoft
Fast growing open source mobile OS developed by Google.
Popular business Smartphone OS developed by RIM
Fastest growing mobile OS developed by Apple Inc.
Classification of Mobile applications <br />Native applications<br />Web based mobile applications<br />
Native applications<br />Native app is one that is specifically designed to run on a device’s operating system and machine firmware<br />It is downloadable and does not require internet connection all the time whilst the application is running<br />Complete access to all set of features of the device<br />For example – Popular Android game – Angry Birds, VLC player for iOS and Winamp for Android<br />
Web applications<br />Mobile web apps are Websites designed for touch & small screen, written in HTML<br />Accessible from any browser on any mobile device hence it is platform independent<br />Mobile web applications have an advantage over native applications : i.e developers don’t have to code for specific devices. A single piece of code structure will work across every mobile platform and it’s easier to update and maintain mobile web applications. For example – Gmail mobile version, Facebook mobile version.<br />
Future of Mobile Applications <br />Transition from native applications to web based mobile applications because it is convenient and easy to maintain<br />Native applications will focus on in game purchases to increase revenue<br />Conclusion : Infinite possibilities in near future. The future is definitely - mobile.<br />