The most significant development in the computing world in recent years is the invention of the smart phone. Soon after came tablets, and that confirmed that the everyday use of personal computers had changed forever.
“…the future of personal computing is going to fit in your pocket…”
These smaller, less powerful gadgets created a problem for software developers. Up until that point, computers were becoming faster and more powerful, and so the software that was being developed was designed to run on home PC’s and laptops. Smart phones and tablets couldn’t handle these software platforms, and so a new approach had to be taken: mobile app development.
Writing software for mobile devices is a new direction for developers. Mobile app development aims to take advantage of those devices’ specific features, such as the iPhone’s accelerometer. When developers build an application natively for a device, it means that the code is specific to that device’s processor. The disadvantage of mobile app development natively is that programmers can’t use the same code on other platforms. For example, the code used to write an app for an Android device isn’t compatible with an iPhone. Applications that are browser-based, on the other hand, are device-agnostic, so they run in the mobile browsers on various devices.
Many software developers still haven’t made the transition to mobile applications, but others, like Central Station Software, have. We understand the importance of mobile app development, and how the future of personal computing is going to fit in your pocket.
If you are interested in mobile app development, or you have an idea of a program you want for your business, then give us a call. We can help make your dream come to life!