Offshore Mobile Application Development-
In past few years’, mobile and internet technologies have shown tremendous
growth across the world. At present both technologies have become an integral part
of our day to day life. There are various web and mobile applications being
developed to fulfill the various business and individual requirements.
In recent years, with continuous development in IT and telecom Industry mobile
application development has shown prominent growth across the globe. Mobile
phones that were introduced as a communication device in last decade have now
become multi functional devices. Apart from advancements in technology, it has
been seen that usage pattern for mobile phones and devices has been changed
over the years. As a result, the majority of users now prefer smart phones over
laptops and desktops in order to use variety of applications as per the requirement.
At present, because of effective integration of mobile and internet technologies
there are various types of mobile applications and web applications available that
fulfill both business and individual needs of communication and information access.
According to one of the research conducted recently, there will be huge demand of
mobile applications in next 5 years and it has been estimated that approximately 80
billion mobile applications will be downloaded by 2014. In terms of industry
size, mobile application development industry is estimated to exceed US $ 35
billion in next 3 years. In order to tap the potential market many software and
web development companies now also act like anoffshore mobile application
Mobile application development is a kind of process under which, developed
applications act as a value added feature in a mobile device. These applications
may work with or without internet connection, depends upon the technology used.
There are various pre-installed mobile applications available that come with mobile
devices and others can also be downloaded from various mobile application
distribution platforms and stores.
Mobile application development is done by using different technology platforms.
These mobile application development platforms are iPhone, Android,
Blackberry, Symbian, iPad, Windows Mobile and J2ME Mobile. Each mobile
technology platform is different and applications developed in one platform can’t be
run on other platform. That means, if an application is developed in Android
platform then it can’t be run on iPhone or any other platform based device.
There has been tremendous scope for developing applications catering to various
needs. Mobile applications are developed for fulfilling the various requirements and
not restricted to specific category, sector or feature. There are various mobile
applications available in the market targeting industries like education, finance,
media, internet, supply chain, healthcare, e-commerce, games, insurance, banking,
travel, hospitality, music, manufacturing, social networking and many others.
These applications are well equipped with number of features like news, CRM,
project management, messaging, video conferencing, GPS and many others.
At present, with growing mobile and telecom market it has been easily said that
offshore mobile application development is going to be one of the most prominent
services available for business and consumers in market across the globe.