How to get the best out of your Mobile Development

Mobile Development is just as complicated as it is fun. Developers have to take a great number of things into consideration and guide the process through a lot of different stages. How can you make the best of it? Get the best team: Real expert developers might cost you a pretty penny in salaries. But, you don’t necessarily have to have the cream of the crop, as long as you optimize your team. Create a strong team by placing every person in a position where they can realise their full potential. If a person is weak in a certain shout and we can discuss how to turn your big mobile plans into a successful...

What is hot on the Mobile Development scene?

According to a report on venturebeat.com, Facebook is creating a Mobile Development buzz while other web architecture is fading into the background. But what does this mean? In a survey of around 6,700 developers, Appcelerator found that 66 percent of developers points ahead of Twitter, the No. 2 choice. Three major changes led to Facebook’s newfound popularity among devs. Appcelerator told Venturebeat.com that the company abandoned its HTML5-powered app for faster native apps on iPhone and Android; optimized its mobile APIs to make it easier to connect with its social graph; and offered up extensive mobile analytics by snapping up Onavo. In the survey, 34.7 percent of mobile developers said that legacy web infrastructure SOAP (Simple Access Protocol) and XML data formats were of little interest to them. This might be because they were built for desktop computers which are always on and have a steady broadband connection – unlike mobile devices. Similarly, developer interest in HTML5 has been on a steady decline for over a year. While HTML5 would allow developers to build apps that could be easily deployed across multiple platforms, it still offers a noticeably less polished app experience compared to native development. Around 60 percent of developers surveyed said they were interested in using HTML5 in their apps, down from a high of 73 percent in mid-2012. Appcelerator found that devs now view Javascript as the most important programming language for mobile development. 47.2 percent of devs ranked Javascript their No. 1 language, while Java and Objective C trailed with 23 percent and 20 percent, respectively. For the average Joe on the street these findings...

The 101 of Mobile Development

Mobile devices are still a little behind on certain technological aspects in comparison with their desktop computer counterparts. This is why Mobile Development is such an important part of moving the mobile scene forward. What is mobile development? Well, it is a very broad term to describe the development of anything related to mobile phones and the use thereof – applications, tools, testing, programming, deployment etc. People use their cell phones for more than just making a call or sending a text. They want to surf the net, play games, do financial transactions and download songs as if they are using a laptop or computer. The problem is that the web was originally intended for computers, not mobile devices. If a website isn’t mobile friendly, a cell phone user has a hard time navigating through all the intricate parts. It is believed that the modern phone only has 1/3 to 1/2 of the computing resources of a low end desktop computer. During Mobile Development a lot of factors come into play – not only the issue of internet compatibility. Connectivity is a problem that mobile users often have to deal with, especially in rural areas or where there isn’t a sufficient number of cell phone towers. While computer-based internet rarely experience signal problems, the same can’t be said of a cell phone. This can interrupt service and lead to a bad user experience. But, the biggest issue that developers face is that of the ever changing mobile environment. Every time a new type of phone hits the market or changes are made to web operation, the mobile internet has...

Mobile application development challenges Part 2

The challenges mobile application development face, are many. We are now taking a get the best out of a phone’s performance. Futuristic devices Although it might not be much of a concern yet, but the technology of “wearables” and “connectables” will also take big leap in the coming years. Things like biomedical instruments or connectable alarm system are bound to be operated via mobile phones. And yes, you have guessed correctly, mobile developers will need to pull out all the stops to make this happen. Focus on Cloud With the move to a public cloud, the traditional organizational model that separates development from IT operations will break down. Mobile development requires a rapid feedback cycle, and it’s hard to execute if developers have to wait for IT operations teams to respond to their change requests. Expect more developers to be on call for application support in the new model, using triage to handle defects and investigate degradation to production services. When it comes to mobile development in general, you rest assured that Integrat has your back. Drop us a mail and find out what we can do for...
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