Trends in Mobile Application Development

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Trends and usage patterns for mobile phones have witnessed a significant change over the past few years. Today a mobile phone has many more uses than just primarily making and receiving calls. With the advent of Smartphone’s people use their mobile akin to a computing device owing to its mobility and flexibility.

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Trends in Mobile Application Development

  1. 1. Trends in Mobile Application DevelopmentTrends and usage patterns for mobile phones have witnessed a significant change over the past few years.Today a mobile phone has many more uses than just primarily making and receiving calls. With the advent ofSmartphone’s people use their mobile akin to a computing device owing to its mobility and flexibility. Thisapart, with the predominance of the social web today most individuals use their mobile phones for socialgaming and networking, mailing and storing important documents. This trend has compelled the mobileapplication developing companies to research on the multiple organization and individual demands in orderto develop the apt mobile application.Technology too has an essential role to play developing the mobile application development market. Themodern day sophisticated consumers demand mobile applications that offer them with greater processingcapacity, elasticity, consistency, security and can be seamlessly integrated with other applications as well.This makes service providers come with tools, expertise and the processes that are essential to assist theISV’s develop high-end mobile applications in a cost-efficient manner. This apart, online shopping too hasacted as a catalyst for mobile application development. This is because today most consumers prefer todirectly shop online using their mobile phones, rather than logging in from their laptops or desktops. This inturn has formed a new channel for mobile operations and consumers today want applications that wouldhelp them to complete their online journey smoothly.Today service providers specializing in software product development have delved into the realm of mobileapplications understanding the changing audience demands and finding out ways and means to cater tothem. With their years of experience and technological know-how they focus on multiple areas, that includesthe following:· Location-Based Services (LBS)· Mobile Media Streaming· Presence & Social Networking· Messaging & Syncing· Mobile Advertisement & Ad Engines· Mobile VoIP· GamingIn the recent past Android and iPhone application development also have gained prominence owing to theprevalence of these two technologies. Keeping all the latest mobile trends and technologies, serviceproviders today are developing mobile applications BREW, J2ME, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows mobile.
  2. 2. They are conceptualizing mobile applications as well as extracting requirements, for instance UI design,wireframes, prototypes, user stories and many more. In addition to that the companies also are involved insetting up server-side and infrastructure, for location and mapping services and incorporating third partyelements on the server-side such as SMS/MMS, billing, feeds, ads, content and and many more.Related Links: advisory services, distributed software development

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