Some Interesting Facts About Mobile Web Application Development
Mobile technology is just plain interesting in general. A decade ago we seldom associated a cell phone with web access; now it’s practically an everyday necessity.
And did you know that every year 100,000 Britons ruin their mobile devices by accidentally dropping them in the commode? Or Smartphones in Japan seldom experience that watery fate, because 90 percent of them are waterproof?
Yet mobiles are no longer a just means of taking calls on the fly—or even just phones anymore. They could be tablets or any other handheld device. Once mobile technology established itself as a necessary part of our culture, it wasn’t long before mobile web application development rapidly began to expand. Developers wasted no time in taking advantage of a new technological resource.
What's the Difference Between Mobile Apps & Mobile Web Application?
Mobile apps are downloaded onto a phone or handheld device for specific reasons —personal or commercial—like checking PayPal, reading PDF's or playing games.
Mobile web applications, on the other hand, are similar to the websites you already access on your PC or laptop. However, mobile web apps are designed for easy viewing on the screens of much smaller devices like smartphones, tablets and readers.
Who's Making the Most of Mobile Web Apps?
Developers are most often called upon to create mobile web applications for an industry fixed behind a storefront: Restaurants and food services compose nearly 30% percent of the mobile web application market because…well, most of their consumers are mobile even if they are not.
Think about it. Who just plods out to dine and returns home again? Food outings are usually a part of another trip, like a movie date night, or perhaps grabbing a bite while out shopping & running errands. When you're mobile, online menus and reservation setters are awful handy.
Another industry making steady if slower progress toward embracing mobile web application development is the health profession. Of course, checking patient mortality rates online via mobile will never be as cheerily compelling as checking out the scene on social media, but health professionals are increasingly adopting mobile web application development. (They’d have to since modern IT obsoleted the pocket pagers.)
Schools have already been using mobile web applications and will continue to drive the need for web applications so digital information is more easily accessed in the classroom.
And how about the folks creating this virtual world of wonders?
Websites accessed by a browser on a PC encourage lots of visual attraction like still images, GIFs, audio, and video to fill up space. Now, developers are challenged to move in an entirely different direction: Creating user-friendly, visually enticing applications on a very small screen area that can’t fit the merry clutter of a regular website.
Why Is Mobile Web Application Development Important?
If you have ever attempted to search a website from your mobile device and found it to be impossibly too large or small for easy reading, you’ve encountered a site lacking mobile web application development. Are you tempted to go to another site that is more readily viewed from your tablet or mobile?
Developers are rising to the call to provide better access to information on smaller screens in a rapidly expanding, yet relatively new area of technology. Web application development has barely scratched the surface of what can ultimately be accomplished.
To find out more about what mobile web application development can do for your organization, contact the Intellection Group. Or give a call at 678-283-4283 to find the best talent for all your mobile technology needs.