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We offer mobile application development for Android, iOS and windows phone to ensure that your consumers are receiving best of your services in their mobile phone, tablet and watch.

We operate from Shillong while we are serving the nation and beyond with our mobile application development services.

Frequently Asked Questions on Mobile App Development

No, you need not. You can come up with an idea and we will develop a wireframe for you.
That depends entirely on your app requirement (feature and functionalities), type of app and your project budget.
However, with us, it will be budget friendly and we assure you of that.
Native App are specific to platform designed for single mobile operating system, ie., app built for Android, iOS or Windows cannot be used on platform other then their own.
Web App is a browser like app that loads the web page residing on some server that are responsive for mobile devices, similar to browing web.
Hybrid App is a combo of native and web app.
Cross Platform are apps that are written once and can be deployed for multiple-platform, such as for iOS, Android or Windows.
Yes, for free.
No. However, having a one is recommended and we can do it for you.
We set milestone for the project deliverables and keep you updated with email/call/skype/meeting.
Lifetime, if any problem occurs in a defined scope, and for everything else, you can opt to our Annual Maintainance Cost.
Yes. We have served clients from around the world and we did it efficiently.
You. Upon completion of the project, we will hand over the app's code, documentation and credentials, along with the app rights to you.
You can prepare a NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) for us to sign before you disclose your idea.
Never happened. However, we authorize you to set a clause for that in our agreement.
Write us at contact@codigion.com or fill the form in contact us page, and we will reach you back to get connected.

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Mobile Application Development with Codigion, Shillong
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Mobile Application Software

Mobile applications are application software written and designed to run on mobile devices such as phone, tablet or watch and are of various types depending on the mobile operating system (such as, Android, iOS, Windows and others) and the nature of the app (such as, Native App, Web App, Hybrid App or Cross-Platform App).

Usage of mobile devices has become an essential part of a modern day - be it a cellular phone, a tablet, a smartwatch or a phablet. All of these devices have different programs or applications that are devised to perform a required task. The process of developing such programs or applications to fulfill a specific requirement is called Mobile Application Development.

When compared to desktop application development, mobile application development involves in more restrictions - limited resources (memory and CPU capacity), limited battery, lesser display size, external peripherals, the wide range of hardware architectures and touch-based interaction.

The mobile applications are developed for a given operating system specific to mobile devices. There are different mobile operating systems prevailing in the market - iOS, Android, Firefox OS, Windows, Blackberry OS etc. However, Android and iOS are the predominant mobile operating systems.

Usually, mobile applications are developed in two verses - Front-end and Back-end.

Front-end of Mobile Application Development

Front-end is the part through which a user interacts with the mobile device i.e., it deals with all the activities that occur within the application itself. This is called the User Interface (UI). Usually, mobile application developers handle the development of the UI part. They take care of different aspects of the mobile application - sizes of icons, color framing, themes, screen transitions and other parts of the application.

However, the critical aspect of mobile application development is communication and integration services. These services are required to retrieve/update data in the back-end with the data generated by the applications. Without such back-end services, communication to the network be it call or network traffic is not possible.

Back-end of Mobile Application Development

The back-end services provided by a particular mobile application, from a developer’s perspective, are accessed with the help of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Push notifications are the most common example of back-end service in mobile applications. User management, login credential management, Enterprise authentication with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Business logic, Responsive images, Email notifications, Geolocation services, and the list goes on for the examples of back-end services.

These back-end services are integrated into the applications with the help of SDKs (Software Development Kits). .Net, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby are some of the examples of back-end development languages.

For a mobile application to be successful, the developer has to choose the services that are to be developed in-house and the services that can be integrated as third-party services. This choice plays a key role in the architecture of the development of a mobile application. Usually, the services required by a mobile application developer can be identified under two labels - Essential, Major and Optional services.

Real-time device testing service, Analytics and User Agreement service, and User login and management service are the services that fall under the Essential services category. Storage service, Real-time and Offline service and Application Logic are the services under Major services. Under the Optional services, falls the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Conversational bots service, Innovative and Use Case Specific service, and Image and Video Recognition service. In any modern mobile device, both the Essential and Major services are usually incorporated. But, as the technology is driving towards Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, the optional services are also slowly merging into the Major services.

For an average mobile user, the terms like Front-end, Back-end, Mobile Application Development, service etc are kind of jargon. In simple words to say, for any mobile device to perform up to the mark and suffice the requirements of an end user, both the front-end (what a user interacts with) and the back-end (what happens in the background to perform a task) should be on par with each other.

Mobile Application Operating System

Android Mobile OS

Android application software is written to run on devices running Android Operating System, developed by Google which is a modified version of Linux kernel and other open source libraries. Android application software makes use of Android Software Development Kit (SDK) with rich development tools, such as libraries, emulator, libraries, documentation and example codes, and the programming languages to write Android applications includes Java, C++, Kotlin or others. The final Android application is bundled into a package file called APK (Android Application Packages) that are later made available on application store - Google Play Store which is the primary application store from where the users are allowed to install, update and remove the application from android devices.

Since 2003, following are the latest versions:

  • Android 7.0 is Nougat (API 25)
  • Android 8.0 is Oreo (API 26)
  • Android 9.0 is Pie (API 28)

Here, API (Application Programming Interface) level defines the compatibility of the Android Platform and the set of tools (subroutines and protocols) for building the software.

iOS Mobile OS

iOS application software is written to run on devices running iOS or iPhone OS Operating System, created and developed by Apple specific to its hardware - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch. The iOS SDK in combination with Xcode IDE (Integrated Development Kit) is used to write iOS application with officially supported programming languages Objective-C and Swift, however, there exists other tools as well. The final application is bundled into IPA (iOS App Store Package) archive which is later made available on Apple Store for the user to install, update and remove the application from iOS devices.

Since 2005, apple releases iOS major updates annualy and the latest OS is iOS 12, the successor of iOS 11.

Other Mobile OS

Other mobile operating system are fading in comparision to Android and iOS, as per the statistics from StatsCounter (as of Nov, 2018):

  • Android OS: 74.73%
  • iOS: 22.32%
  • KaiOS: 0.92%
  • Windows: 0.36%
  • Samsung: 0.3%
  • Others: 0.68%

Types of Mobile Application

Native Mobile Application

Native App is mobile application written specifically for particular operating system, such as Java for Android devices and Objective-C for iOS devices. Native mobile apps are efficient and reliable with complete accessibility to operating system software and hardware features, such as - camera, phonebook, GPS, etc. However, native apps are expensive to develop while being tied to only one type of operating system.

Web Mobile Application

Web App is not exactly a mobile application while they are web application fine-tuned for mobile devices to access from the web browser. Web applications are written using Internet technologies - HTML, CSS, JavaScript for front-end (client-side) and PHP, Python or others for back-end (server-side) while keeping mobile devices in mind.

Hybrid Mobile Application

Hybrid App is a mixture of Web App wrapped inside a thin Native container making rich use of features from Internet technologies and Native hardware and software capabilities. Theirs exists various framework that enables the development of Hybrid App - React Native, Ionic, PhoneGap, Framework 7, Xamarine and more based on the taste of programming language, popularity and community support.

Cross-Platform Mobile Application

Cross-Platform App is mobile applications that are compatible with multiple operating systems, i.e., a mobile application is written once using cross-platform technology can run both on Android and iOS or other. Cross-platform mobile app makes use of technologies that are not native to devices such as JavaScript and the framework are - Xamarine, NativeScript, ReactNative, etc. Cross-Platform App differs with Hybrid App in terms of blending the Native feature that make Hybrid App a platform dependent.

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