Nov 12, 2020

Mobile app development is all about creating software applications with a set of processes that allows it to be run on a mobile device. A typical mobile app uses a network connection to facilitate tasks with a remote computing resource. These apps are written specifically with the software bundles like code, binaries, assets, etc, to take the benefit from the unique features of the mobile device. Mobile apps are customized to the requirement of the user so that it is advantageous to the businesses in the long run.

The mobile app industry is expected to generate around 189 $ billion. Over half the time around 57% to be exact is spent by people online is on mobile apps. Among the 3.5 billion smartphone users right now, nearly 90% of their time is spent on using the mobile app. On average, a person has 30 mobile apps installed on their mobile device. They spent nearly 3 hours daily as per average on mobile apps. The preference of 85% of smartphone users is for mobile apps instead of the mobile website. With that, the scope of developing mobile apps is massive in this ever-expanding technological world.

Major development platforms for the mobile app

In the smartphone market, there are two major platforms of mobile apps known as the Android from Google and iOS from Apple Inc. There are around 2.8 million Android operating system based apps for mobile devices on the Google Play Store. Similarly, 2.2 million iOS operating system based apps for mobile devices on the Apple App Store. Android is used not only by Google devices but the other OEMs to build their digital devices. iOS powers only the Apple devices especially the iPhone, also iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch, etc.

There are over 2.5 billion Android users and similarly, there are over 900 million iOS users in the world right now. With that, the opportunity to develop a mobile app on these platforms is massive for the developer and businesses. Building the app on these platforms has some similarities but the development processes of the iOS and Android mobile apps are all about different software development kits (SDKs) and toolchains. The iOS operating system is used by Apple Inc for their devices but Google provides the Android to other companies if they include certain Google apps on their manufactured devices. Businesses can target millions of device users on both these platforms by building mobile apps on it.

Development approaches to build a mobile app

Different types of mobile app development approaches are based on the requirements of a business. It allows the business to achieve its set goals and objectives to get to the greater heights of success. 

The mobile app development lifecycle begins with the analysis of certain technicalities associated with any process and then developing a mobile app on iOS or Android platform gets started. After that, the newly created mobile app is tested for quality and working speed specifically. Upon completion of the technical checks and balances of the mobile app, it is released on an operating system platform for the people to download, install, and use. Monitoring the mobile app for further updates and maintaining its working integrity is another important part of mobile app development. Some of the approaches of mobile app development are as under:

● Cross-platform - Cross-platform option allows mobile apps to be created in different programming languages and frameworks. It can run on the operating system of a device after being compiled into a native application.

● Native - As part of the native option, the mobile apps are developed in the programming language and the framework of the platform owner. A native mobile app runs on the operating system of any device like iOS and Android.

● Web - Progressive web apps for mobile (PWAs) are made by using modern web capabilities to give a user an app-like experience. With this, mobile apps have the browser functions like working offline, background process run time, link added to the home screen of the device, and more.

● Hybrid - Hybrid apps are a combination of native and web apps built with technologies like JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5 in particular. This is a portable and easy to create mobile app option in comparison to other mobile app development types.


There are lots of benefits for the business to get their mobile app developed as per any of the approaches mentioned above. With that, a business can give an enhanced user experience to their customer on a scalable user interface of the mobile app having the entire information regarding the products and services on it. We at iGlobe Solutions provide mobile app development service to your business as per its need to help in higher growth and sustained development. Our mobile app development service is not only about developing your mobile app but also maintaining its quality and upgrading its features regularly.