A typical mobile application uses a network link to work with remote computing services, and mobile application development is the process of developing software applications that run on a mobile device. As a result, the mobile development phase entails developing installable software packages (code, binaries, assets, and so on), integrating backend services, including data access via an API, and testing the app on target devices.
In today's smartphone market, there are two main platforms. Apple Inc.'s iOS application is one of them. The iOS platform is the operating system that runs on Apple's iconic iPhone handsets. Google's Android is the second. In addition to Google, many other OEMs use the Android operating system to create their smartphones and other smart devices.
There was a time when any company hoping to succeed had to create their website. The explanation for this was that, with the introduction of the internet, businesses needed to keep up with technological developments to remain important to their customers. This, however, had changed. To attract and retain customers, businesses must now adapt to online and mobile apps.
‣ According to App Annie, global mobile app store sales will exceed $100 billion by 2020.
‣ According to Ericsson's annual mobility survey, smartphone users are expected to hit 6.1 billion by 2020.
‣ According to Gartner, by the end of 2017, smartphone applications will have been downloaded over 268 billion times, generating over $77 billion.