Mobile application development is directly related with mobile phone innovation and global sales. One of the reasons why people buy mobiles is because of handset improvement and cool mobile phone applications. As the market popularity of iPhone, BREW, Windows Mobile applications and Google’s Android is indicating that mobile app development is the field of opportunities, it’s natural that such application developers will be highly in demand.
The hype in application development for mobile phones is the result of some logical reasons. Let’s take a look at the reasons that drives the developers and businesses for more application development:
From PC to Mobile: Mobile phone is like personal computer taking a mini shape! Mobile phones are quickly adopting the features of personal computers and the current mobile apps are capable of doing all the functions that popular software on computers perform. Technology forecasters are predicting that laptops and PCs will be replaced by mobile phones in next few decades and to fulfill that mobile application development is highly necessary.
Variety of applications: There are plenty of areas that need new and existing mobile apps. Some of the hot development areas are: Office / business application, Internet applications, Fun applications and games, Mobile phone system utilities, Hobbies, Mobile securities, Music / audio / video applications, Remote controlling application, GPRS applications, Education and knowledge based applications etc. These fields contain high scope for mobile application development and research opportunities. Also, existing mobile apps in these fields can be modified through innovation. As a result, number of mobile applications is growing exponentially.
Mobile platform difference: A mobile application developer, whose application has been developed in Symbian OS, can’t run on iPhone’s iOS 4. Similarly, an application developed in iPhone’s iOS 4, won’t be compatible with Google’s Android mobile development platform. So, for developing similar applications on different platforms, many developers are needed.
Quick development: Mobile development market has become ultra-competitive. As all mobile apps development companies competing against each other about who will develop the ‘next big application’, fast pace of work is necessary. To produce a new series of news making apps you need more mobile application developers.
Open-source development: After the launch of Google Android, open source mobile development has got a big boost. Anybody can develop Android applications by adding Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in for Eclipse development environment. Since, open source always help developers to get the mobile development software for free, naturally mobile apps development has picked a new height with a stimulant called Android.
App store: iPhone has its own ‘application store’ for selling iPhone apps. Google has set up its ‘Android market’ to promote its free and paid applications. Other mobile development platforms like Symbian OS and Blackberry have also their custom applications online. Now, these online stores need to be updated with continuous supply of new applications. So, these stores also need new user-friendly applications to stay top on mobile application business.
The internet is also divided with the creation of .mobi sites. The whole world is heading forth towards a sleek device called mobile and the finest mobile apps are driving gadget buyers crazy. Naturally, for evolution of high-tech mobile phones, the development of new age mobile applications has become highly demanding today.