MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT
Mobile app development is the process in which a mobile application is developed for a mobile device or phone. Most commonly, the end product includes a website or web application in addition to the mobile application. Many mobile phones come pre-installed with apps and other widgets straight from the manufacturer.
Application developers, much like web developers, have to consider a wide array of hardware and software specifications and configurations that may impact the use of the application from one device to another. Among these challenges is figuring out the right styling for different screen sizes and the availability of different functions that may be available for example on Android and not iOS, or vice versa.
MOBILE APP DESIGN
In addition to the development process, the mobile user interface design or "UI", is also critical in the creation and adoption of mobile apps. The mobile UI needs to be user-friendly and the software engineer needs to consider different contexts, constraints, input, mobility and layout on the screen when considering a design.
When talking about mobile user interface design, we are referring to the user's interaction and attention with their mobile device and the interfacing components of both the hardware and software. When deciding whether adding a new feature or component may be a good or bad fit for the mobile UI, you must consider the manipulation and input required by the user to achieve the desired result. This usually means less is more when it comes to UI. An example of this would be the number of clicks or touches a user must take to add an item to their cart, enter their personal information and checkout with their credit card. The more complicated the process, the more of a barrier you are putting up that can lead the user to second guess their purchasing decision with every click.
The software engineer that is developing the UI of mobile apps should consider the user's limited attention, keeping the numbers of keystrokes and clicks/touches low, and develop a task-oriented environment with a minimum set of functions. Most of the forementioned functionality can be supported by a mobile enterprise application platform, software development kit (SDK), or an integrated development environment (IDE).
Some of the constraining factors to consider when working on mobile UI design include form factors and the user's limited attention that can be taken into play with the size of a user's hand for instance. The primary function of mobile UI is to provide understandability and ease to the overall user's experience (UX).
While the mobile UI focuses on the front-end, mobile app development is for both the front and back-end. The back-end, handles the construction and manipulation of data that encompasses data routing, user authentication, authorization, off-line/syncing capabilities, service orchestration, dashboard, database(s) and analytics. This is supported by a relevant technology stack and framework(s) that provide the needed infrastructure for your mobile application.
MOBILE APPLICATION STRUCTURE
The structure of the mobile application usually comes down to the current infrastructure or requirements of the organization. In mobile app development it is important to define the tech stack you will be using to develop, deploy and manage your mobile apps. You can use different platforms and tools to manage your front-end, back-end, security, system and testing while developing your mobile app. The following front-end platforms and tools are made from many components that allow developers to write, test and deploy applications into the target environment's platform.
WHAT WE DO
Diverse Programmers provides mobile app development for iOS, Android and Web. Voted as a top place for mobile application development in Seattle, Chicago and New York. Watch your projects and ideas come to life with a team of mobile app developers that communicate with you throughout the process.
our working process in 3 steps
What does it take to move your product from start to the finish line? These are the steps taken by Diverse Programmers to get the job done right.
planning & strategy
Talk with one of our solution architects to help plan and strategize the best solution for your project.
design & develop
We work hard to design and develop our projects to best suit the environment we will release it in.
test & deliver
We never release our products or services into the open market until after we have dotted our i's and crossed our t's.
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HOW WE DO IT
We start by investigating your industry and other competing or like products. We create a plan that focuses on the 5 pillars of web architecture: operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency and cost optimization. We discuss the particulars of the project with stakeholders and managers. After discussing, we have a full high-level scope of the project. A project manager, architect and designer will iron out the specifics. After you sign off on the particulars, our team of software developers and designers get to work!
MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT ONGOING SUPPORT
Also, where and how you host your application matters. Did you know we are also certified cloud solutions architects? We offer ongoing hosting and support for your mobile application.
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