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Mobile Application Development Questions and Answers

Written by Jyoti Kothari

June 21, 2019

Mobile applications are now part and parcel of daily life and people used to ask questions about mobile application development and expect answers from the experts in the tech industry. The questions are like “is mobile application development important” or “why is it important?” There are lot many questions people ask on the internet or in Google/ Yahoo/Bing/Yandex searches. Also, they use Voice searches to ask these questions on mobile app development. In this blog, we will point out these frequently asked questions and try to answer these to the utmost satisfaction of the readers.  

Vardhaman Infotech is a world-class tech company in India that develops world-class mobile apps in Android and iOS platforms using various languages, platforms, and frameworks. It trains students and its staff from time to time, too. For this purpose, the company has both textual and visuals in teaching materials for their in-house tutorials. Hence, the trainers in the company have the ability to answer the questions asked about mobile application development.

The word ‘App’ is an abbreviation of Application and ‘Apps’ is a plural version used for Applications. Many times, people use App or Application words that mean mobile applications. So, when we will use these words it will mean nothing but mobile applications. Now we take the questions in a systematic manner and provide answers to these questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Answers About Mobile Application Development

Question 1Is mobile application development important or why is mobile application development important?

Answer 1: Almost everyone has a mobile device in today’s world. They frequently use these devices from their homes to offices to anywhere. Hence, it is easy to use and easily accessible. Mobile apps are very convenient for customers. Also, these provide easy access to the product inventory and Reduces operational cost. Moreover, it establishes recognition and brand value. Here are some more benefits of mobile apps to show their importance.

a. Increase accessibility by being visible to the customers 24/7

b. Improve business efficiency by Enhancing productivity

c. Build customer loyalty and Improves customer engagement

d. Help to reach the targeted audience and Accelerate customer relationships

e. Create a direct marketing channel by increasing exposure across mobile devices

f. Boost up the revenue by providing value to the clients

 The answer above also covers the questions of why mobile application development and why mobile application development is popular?

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Question 2. What is mobile app development?

Answer 2: The mobile application is also software specifically developed to be used in mobile devices. However, the development process for mobile applications is different from that of other web development. There are various types of mobile devices such as mobile phones (iOS, Windows, Android, etc), tabloids, iPads, Smartwatches, etc. App developers, therefore, use various technologies, frameworks, and platforms for mobile app development. In short, mobile application development is a set of systematic processes of specific software development to produce software applications suitable for acting and displaying on mobile devices.

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Question 3. Where is mobile application development?

Mobile applications are now universal. One can’t find a city or even a village without mobile devices. All smartphones essentially need mobile apps to function. Hence, mobile apps are everywhere. There are worldwide, development companies that develop mobile applications. However, some countries and companies have expertise in the development and one can get quality products from there.

Maximum numbers of mobile applications are from the US, the EU countries, China, India, and Japan. When it comes to development India stands at the top. Most of the user countries outsource their mobile application development works to India for quality products at a cheaper rate. Besides, some of the East European countries, China, and the Philippines also get some share of outsourced mobile app development. There is indigenous development, too.

Vardhaman Infotech, a world-class technology company develops mobile applications both for iOS and Android devices. The company has specialization in the field and develops various kinds of mobile apps including Augmented Reality App and On-demand mobile apps. Expert developers at Vardhaman Infotech operate on several platforms and technology frameworks using state-of-the-art technologies and development processes. Hence, your query Where is mobile application development ends here for world-class mobile applications.

Question 4.  What is a mobile application development platform or what are mobile application development platforms?

Answer 4: The mobile app development process is now in an advanced stage and the programmers need not code each and everything. Mobile application development platforms (MADP) have made the task much easier. MADPs handle several problems and accelerate the development process. There are, mainly, two types of platforms first, Native and second, hybrid.

Android and Apple are the most used mobile devices besides a few others. A Native platform is used to develop specifically an Android or an iOS application. Whereas, one can develop an app for both Android and iOS using a hybrid MADP. Besides, iOS and Android Studio, Titanium, and phone gap are good platforms to develop mobile apps. There are several other Native and Hybrid platforms developers use according to their need and their choice. Obviously, they do it by looking into the pros and cons of each platform.

Question 5. What is a mobile application development framework?

Alternate Question: Why use a framework?

Answer 5: Definition: A mobile development framework makes the development process easy. It is a software framework, designed to support mobile application development. Moreover, a framework is a software library providing fundamental structure to support the application development for a specific environment.  A framework may include code libraries and a compiler. A few frameworks also have some other programs used in the software development process.

Video: What is the framework? Why use a framework? 

Developers not only use application frameworks in the graphical user interface (GUI) but also in other areas like web-based applications. 

In other words, frameworks or software frameworks provide a platform for developing software applications.  A framework gives a foundation where developers can build programs for a specific platform. 

Top frameworks: There are large numbers of frameworks, mainly Javascript or JS frameworks. Different frameworks are used for different purposes and in different applications. For example, React JS, React Native, Native Script, Ionic, Angular JS, Xamarin, Onsen UI, Framework 7, and Intel XDK, are some of the popular frameworks.

Video: Top ten frameworks

Question 6. What are the new types of Mobile Applications Development?

Answer 6: There is a new trend in mobile app development. For instance, Augmented Reality (AR) Apps and On-Demand mobile applications are trendy now. Hence, mobile app developers are developing these new types of mobile apps according to the present trend.

Question 7. What is On-Demand Mobile Application?

Answer 7: On-demand means a product or service available when a customer demands. Simply, the On-Demand App is a platform for customers working on various mobile devices. This knots the user-generated demand in one place and allows users to use the necessary services any time and from anywhere they needed.  Taxi or Ridesharing, Fitness, and Logistics, are some of the examples of on-demand services available on mobile applications. On-Demand Apps are convenient and efficient.

Hence, it is suitable and used for several business models especially, while offering a product or service. Large numbers of businesses, nowadays, use on-demand mobile apps to supply consumer goods or utilities. Developing an on-demand mobile app is not a cup of tea for everyone. However, you can rely on Vardhaman Infotech for on-demand mobile app development.

Question 8: What is an Augmented Reality (AR) App?

Augmented Reality Mobile App Development
Augmented Reality App                                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Your Story

Answer 8: Augmented reality works by deploying virtual images over real-world objects. AR, simply, is an experience of a real-world environment in digital devices. Computer-generated perceptual information enhances real-world objects, in AR, to provide an interactive user experience.  An augmented reality app (AR app) is a software application or a mobile application for mobile devices; that integrates digital audio-visual content into the real-world environment of the app user.  The overlay is executed immediately in augmented reality with the input received from a camera or other input devices. To do so, it uses multiple sensory modalities, likes as auditory, visual, somatosensory, haptic, and olfactory.

Presently, Augmented Reality mobile app development is growing at a very fast pace and it is one of the most sought-after technologies. If you want to develop a world-class Augmented Reality (AR) App Please contact us.

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