Mobile development involves the development of phone applications, laptops, smart watches, and all other forms of wearable devices running a mobile operating system of some kind. It also does not inherently indicate the creation of exclusively mobile apps, as even web developers today need to think about how their apps can be used and used on a mobile device.
It is also possible to create mobile applications specifically for mobile devices, but entirely as web apps. As mobile devices become more and more powerful, and the browser assumes an even more dominant position as the operating system of the future, this could even be the trend of the future.
- Huge Platforms for Mobile Development
There are two main competitors, and then there are the rest of them.
When it comes to major mobile development platforms, mainly because it was the platform that, by completely transforming the idea of a mobile device and mobile software, finally brought mobile development into the modern day and age of course, iOS was developed by Apple and runs exclusively on Apple products. IOS is present on iPhones, iPods, iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TV, and in the future there will be more devices operating iOS. At its core, iOS is rather Unix-like; Darwin (BSD) and OS X are based on it. It shares with OS X several essential frameworks, and its user interface is based on the Cocoa UI of Apple, which is used in OS X applications, but has been updated and revamped for Cocoa Touch and touch devices. To build iOS applications, Apple provides iOS developers with many native tools and libraries. Usually, iOS apps are developed using either Objective-C or the platform’s now more popular development language.
The other dominant player in this room is Android. A little later, Android was launched in September 2008 for the first time, almost a year later than iOS, but it still managed to capture a reasonably large share of the smartphone market. Android is technically the mobile OS with the largest, most dominant market share, weighing in at around 80 percent compared to the 18 percent share of iOS. Since Android is a fragmented market, consisting of several different devices manufactured by different manufacturers and running different versions of the Android operating system, these figures are a bit disappointing. That is the primary distinction between Android and iOS. Google–backed Android is available. Apple-backed iOS is not. An Android device can be built by anyone, and it is designed to run on a range of different hardware platforms and devices with very distinct form factors and capabilities. IOS is designed for a particular group of Apple devices to run, and only run, on. Android is based on the Linux kernel, and Google is releasing the source code for Android as open source. Google, like Apple, offers some native Android development software, but again, you don’t have to use them. The native development framework for Android OS application is Java.