What Is Mobile Development?

Mobile development allows people to do much more than make a phone call on their mobile phones.

The process of Mobile Application Development is by which application software and is developed for handheld devices such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants or mobile phones. The following will discuss what mobile development is.

What is Mobile Development?

Do not confuse mobile development with Mobile PCs, like laptops. Rather mobile development refers to the development of devices, applications, software and websites that enhance the internet experience for the mobile user. Benefits of mobile development include the fact that the internet becomes available to those without computers.

Hand Held Internet
Mobile development allows internet users to be mobile users. People conveniently check sports scores, weather predictions and news updates by logging onto the internet on their handheld devices. While this is not shocking news, as you already take advantage of the internet on your mobile phone, it does present a future for mobile development.

Mobile Experience

It is believed that mobile internet has room for improvement to make the experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Many people still rely and will rely on their PCs to access the internet. However, as mobile device availability and ability increases so does the mobile web audience.

Mobile Development Generation
As mobile development expands, so does its audience. What does this mean for website developers? It means that websites need to be designed and developed for their audience as well as their method of access. In other words, a website may be intended to be viewed on a PC; however, the target audience also wishes to access the site on their mobile phone. For instance, Facebook is a social networking site that attracts many visitors. Access is also available on mobile devices; however, the mobile site is limited to certain applications. Thus website developers also need to develop sites that are suitable for mobile development.

Mobile Devices
A mobile device is a “pocked-sized” device that allows people to have features that are similar to using conventional computers. Examples of mobile devices include:

  1. Handheld device
  2. Handheld computer
  3. Cell phone or mobile phone
  4. PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)
  5. Smartphone

Mobile Applications
Accompanying mobile devices are mobile applications that are present on the device or can be downloaded onto the device. This makes it possible to do certain tasks with ease. In some cases, the application is needed before a task can be performed. Examples of mobile applications include:

  1. Java Me
  2. Python
  3. Micro-browser

 

Mobile development provides new opportunities for users to access information. On the other side of the coin, it creates a new format for web developers and advertisers. It is a growing phenomenon that attracts more users daily.