Mobile apps were originally offered for general productivity and information retrieval, including email, contacts, stock market etc. However, public demand and the availability of developer tools drove rapid expansion into other categories, such as those handled by desktop application software packages.
As with other software, the explosion in number and variety of apps made led to the creation of a wide range of reviews and recommendations from blogs, magazines, and dedicated online app-discovery services.
Mobile apps run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. These devices are usually sold with several apps bundled as pre-installed software. Web browsers, mapping program etc are such bundled apps which are sold as pre-installed apps.
Usage of mobile apps has become increasingly prevalent across mobile phone users. Researchers found that usage of mobile apps strongly correlates with user context and depends on user’s location and time of the day. Mobile apps are also playing an increasing role within healthcare and when designed and integrated correctly can yield many benefits.
Market research firm Gartner predicted a revenue of $26 billion in the US alone by the year 2015 and Google Play and Apple stores alone generated $5 billion.
Developing apps for mobile devices requires great in depth knowledge of the constraints and features of the mobile devices. Mobile devices run on battery and have less powerful processors than personal computers and also have more features such as location detection and cameras.
Developers also have to consider a wide array of screen sizes, hardware specifications and configurations because of intense competition in mobile software and changes within each of the platforms.
Mobile application development requires use of specialized integrated development environments. Mobile apps are first tested within the development environment using emulators and later subjected to field testing. Emulators provide an inexpensive way to test applications on mobile phones to which developers may not have physical access.
3G Infocom Training conducts mobile apps development training class online. Training is conducted by Dr Daniel Wong of our company Daniel Wireless Software (S) Pte Lte in Singapore
Duration of training is three days, Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Singapore Time), online and interactive only. Trainees must have a basic foundation in programming eg Java