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App Development

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

App development is the established procedures and processes involved when creating software for various devices.

App development: types

  • Web Application Development

A web application or web app is a version of a web page that has been optimized, usually by a development team, to be used from any device running a Browser.

4 characteristics of a web application that will help you differentiate them from other types of apps:

  • They require a single development for any device. The same HTML5 development is enough for any operating system.

  • There is no need to download them. The application is hosted on a server and accessed from a browser. This means that it is necessary to be connected to access it.

  • They are accessible from any browser. If you have a browser installed on your device (Firefox, Safari, Chrome...) you will be able to access the web application.

  • As they do not need to be downloaded, you will not find them in the app stores, but they may appear as a result in search engines.

  • Mobile Application Development

Like web application development, mobile app development processes have their roots in traditional software development.

When it comes to mobile application development, one requires access to software development kits (SDKs) that allow programmers to design and test their application code in a controlled simulated environment.

Commonly used SDKs are:

  • Unity

  • Android SDK

  • iOS Developer License (required to develop iOS applications).

To create a successful mobile app, programmers must go through the following phases:

  1. Research: Refining the idea through research.

  2. Wireframing: creation of the skeletal framework of the application.

    • Technical feasibility assessment: taking into account the application's back-end systems

  3. Prototyping: a rapid prototype is the concept of the application in reality

  4. Design: includes coding and interface design

  5. Development: progressive development of the application

    • Testing: testing of functionality and any bugs that need to be fixed.

    • Deployment: presentation of the final mobile application.

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