Mobile Application Development is the process of creating software applications that run on a mobile device, and a typical mobile application utilizes a network connection to work with remote computing resources. Hence, the mobile development process involves creating installable software bundles, implementing backend services such as data access with an API, and testing the application on target devices.
There are two domain platforms in the modern smartphone market. One is the iOS platform from apple Inc. the iOS platform is the operating system that powers Apple’s popular line of iPhone smartphones. the second is Android from Goggle. The Android operating system is used not only by Google devices but also by many other OEMs to built their own smartphones and other smart devices.
Although there are some similarities between these two platforms when building applications, developing for iOS vs. developing for Android involves using different software development kits(SDKs) and different development toolchain. while Apple uses iOS exclusively for its own devices, Google makes Android available to other companies provided they meet specific requirements such as including certain Google applications on the devices they ship. Developers can build apps for hundreds of million of devices by targeting both of these platforms.
• Native Mobile Applications
Native Mobile Applications are written in the programming language and frameworks provided by the platform owner and running directly on the operating system of the device such as iOS and Android.
• Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications
Cross-Platform native mobile applications can be written in variety of different programming languages and frameworks.
• Hybrid Mobile Applications
• Progressive Web Applications
PWAs offer an alternative approach to traditional mobile app development by skipping app store delivery and app installation.