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Mobile development

Mobile development
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Benoit Alvarez

on 12 November 2013

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Transcript of Mobile development

Mobile
Development

Mobile platforms
Conclusion
Two main groups: smartphone and tablet
Smartphone:
Apple iPhone iOS (15%)
Google Android (53%)
RIM BlackBerry (11%)
Microsoft Windows (<4%)

Tablet:
Apple iPad iOS (largely dominant)
Google Android tablet (minor player but growing)
Native app
Cross-platform
app
Mobile web app
Mobile web site
Development platforms
Four main strategies: native, cross-platform app, mobile web app, mobile site
Native apps
:

Coded with a specific programming language
Apps/sites developed so far
Mobile web site
Android
Apple IOS
BlackBerry
4.1
4.3
2.3
3.2
3.1
4.2
4.4
4.0
6.0
7.1
5.0.1
10.0
6.0
Cross-platform apps or hybrid:
Rely on dev. frameworks like MonoTouch, PhoneGap, Titanium
Mobile web app:
Mobile web site tailored to a specific platform or form factor
Mobile site
: Mobile web sites designed to match every web-enabled phone
Why it is so important
Also
Ask yourself what your phone looked like five years ago.
Now think about what you used your phone for five years ago and now.
Now try to see yourself and your mobile in five years.
Forrester research predicts that tablets will overtaking desktop sales by 2015
Gartner indicates that mobile devices will overtake desktops/laptops as the most used Internet access device worldwide by 2013
Mobile web app
Cross-platform
Cisco - In 2011, a fourth-generation (4G) connection generated 28 times more traffic on average than a non-4G connection
The number of Smartphone users worldwide is predicted to exceed 1 billion by 2014
The future is going to be mobile
Native
Mobile data traffic will reach the following milestones within the next five years:
Data: Monthly global mobile data traffic will surpass 10 exabytes in 2016.
Device: The number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population in 2012.
Speed: The average mobile connection speed will surpass 1Mbps in 2014.
How to start
Decide which is the best type of app for your requirement.
Mobile site
Learn an MVC language or responsive design
Mobile web app
Learn HTML5.
Cross-platform
app
Stay away for now, BUT KEEP WATCHING. Progress is made every day.
Native app
Opt for the Android platform.
Resources
Development
Contact
Benoit Alvarez:
email: benoit.alvarez@volume.co.uk
twitter: @benoit_alvarez
LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/benoitalvarez
Volume:
email: careers@volume.lk
twitter: @VolumeGroup
jobs: http://vacancies.volume.lk
HTML5:
http://www.sencha.com
http://caniuse.com
Cross-platform
app:
http://phonegap.com
http://www.appcelerator.com
http://xamarin.com
Mobile web site:
http://www.asp.net/mvc
http://tutorialzine.com/2011/08/jquery-mobile-product-website
Native app:
http://developer.android.com
https://developer.apple.com/ios
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads
presents
How to approach mobile development
by Benoit Alvarez
Email: benoit.alvarez@volume.co.uk
LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/benoitalvarez
Twitter: @benoit_alvarez
Q&A
email: benoit.alvarez@volume.co.uk
twitter: @benoit_alvarez
LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/benoitalvarez
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