Convergence of computing and communication technologies is the power behind the mobile devices, that have ushered revolutionary changes in almost all of facets of modern world. This development has made the computers to go mobile and also connect to any person, business or other computer systems for any transaction, be it banking, shopping, booking tickets, or even finding their favorite eating place! These innumerable conveniences are brought about through the convergence of communication technologies and computers via the Internet. So, what separates the modern Smartphones from ordinary mobile phones, is that they are able to run apps (applications or programs), which are specially designed to offer some useful value or service.
Thus, the mobile application development has occupied a central role in this new environment. Mobile apps are developed for the popular operating systems, Android, iOS and Windows Phone. There are hundreds of thousands of mobile apps made available through the respective app stores. These applications generic and are used by millions of people around the world as they offer creative solutions for specific needs of users. These are related to games, music and for attending many everyday activities.
Other than these generic apps, Mobile App developers have developed programs for individual businesses. All the business organizations that conducted their business on the web sphere, have migrated to mobile platforms, thereby enhancing the performance of their operations. The mobile application development needs to face additional challenges like the small screen size, limitations of input devices, configurations and hardware specifications which are different from software development for computers. They need to be conversant with special demands required by small screen sizes, mobility and User Interface (UI) limitations while operating small sized hand-held devices. The UI design (front-end) should be integrated by back-ends for supporting the enterprise applications.
The Mobile application development requires expertise in various software development platforms as well as creative skills to offer a great experience to the users, because success in online business now squarely depends on how well the mobile app performs to meet the ever-increasing expectations of customers.