Every day, it is an arrival of some new smartphone or the other. It is futile to discuss that the world has now become overtly mobile and that there are more smartphones in some developing countries than the toilets. The obvious corollary to this huge mobile revolution is – mobile application development.
There are two major approaches to execute effective mobile application development – thin native clients and domain specific language. The Native clients allow the developers to use native APIs and render web-based applications with a native look and feel. And it is from the domain specific language that web-based code is generated. It is also true that developers need to be expert of number of tools required to carry out application development.
Mobile application development process:
Generally, developers start the process with mockup or graphical designer tools. Balsamiq is a simple wireframing tool that has a series of controls to be used for applications. Native graphical UI designer tools such as Apple’s Interface Builder can also be of great use.
Since the complex architecture and technology environment involved in mobile application development, it is a challenge for developers to come up with various releases year over year with the expectations of seasonal variants of the same application.
However, to make things easier, DSL-based approach is the one that can sustain the agility of design development and operational process. This approach is compact and enables the developers to develop and sustain variants of the application though it may require a slight change in DSL code base for each component.
Compared to a hand-coded approach, DSL-based approach is likely to help create an optimized user experience. It is really a great advantage when you are able to create 10 different UX proposals or iterations which users are delighted to use.
Importance of mobile application development in the present era
The all pervading presence of mobile has freed the customers from the need to go to computer and click. They can simply reach out to their pockets and that is it. This is the effect of mobile and to be precise application development. You have all types of applications that can get any information, service or product that you want under this sky. And such is the dependence that they cannot let the mobile application developers get away if they are not competent enough to provide them the experience they actually need and deserve. They do care how much you charge them, how much battery consumption is there because of the applications among many other things that they care about.
It is because of this sharpness of the users that mobile application developers need to be agile in seeking all and any attributes and aptitudes that can empower them to deliver beyond expectations. At the outset, some proprietary platforms or raging technology may seem tempting, but eventually it may not be that rewarding and promising. Hence, you must develop an eye for promising and sustainable technology to develop effective and unique mobile applications.