Mobile applications (also known as mobile apps) are software programs developed for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. They turn mobile devices into miniature powerhouses of function and fun. Some devices come preloaded with some mobile apps courtesy of their manufacturers.
Mobile applications frequently serve to provide users with similar services to those accessed on PCs. Apps are generally small, individual software units with limited function. This use of app software was originally popularized by Apple Inc. and its App Store, which offers thousands of applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Mobile applications may be classified by numerous methods. A common scheme is to distinguish native, hybrid, and web-based apps.
All apps targeted toward a particular mobile platform are known as native apps. Therefore, an app intended for Apple device does not run in an android devices. As a result, most businesses develop apps for multiple platforms.
While developing native apps, professionals incorporate best-in-class user interface modules. This accounts for better performance, consistency and good user experience.
The concept of the hybrid app is a mix of native and web-based apps. These are made to support web and native technologies across multiple platforms. Moreover, these apps are easier and faster to develop.
These apps may take up minimum memory usage in user devices compared to native and hybrid apps. Since all the personal databases are saved on the Internet servers, users can fetch their desired data from any device through the Internet