With the dawn of the smartphone wielding generation, it has become imperative for the programmers to build more and more applications that open up the vast array of possibilities offered by these handheld devices to us. Given their indispensability in connecting us with the rest of the world in only a matter of seconds, the market has suddenly realized the financial as well as technological asset that the entire world of mobile application development.
Ranging from the heftily priced iOS to the nifty little operating system that is Android, everything works only on the basis that there are applications developed for the mobile phone that put their various functions to good use. Mobile applications can be one that serves as simple a purpose as providing basic arithmetic functions to the user to routing the origin of a cell phone call. Games are also developed for the mobile platform.
With languages such as C, C++, JAVA and script languages being employed to mobile application development technology, the basic building blocks of mobile application development fundamentals are available more or less to anyone with a working understanding of computer programming and object oriented programming. CSS and XHTML are also to scripting languages that are employed in the development of mobile applications development.
With the sudden popularity of handheld devices not only is the mobile application development booming on its own but it has also given birth to an industry within itself in the form of the mobile game development industry. Mobile game development follows the same programming code building block as every other mobile application.
Mobile application development follows the same life cycle process as a desktop computer software application, however the parameters of the program are replaced with that of the limitations of a handheld device instead. The average mobile application also needs to be structured in a modular way, then developed, then test run by an alpha and a beta team and is deployed only after that.The sudden burst of activity in the wake of the discovery of the utility of mobile applications has also resulted in a booming employment availability in the IT industry especially that for coders who specialize in handheld platforms.
There are a vast range of mobile applications to pick from such as those that serve as a handheld office suite, lightweight photo editing software or handheld Voice over Internet Protocol software.