The furious rate of technological change and growth in the mobile market has made it very challenging for developers to strategically plan a bespoke project, not only from a technical standpoint, but also because the market share for smart phones is changing rapidly between different systems.
Until recently, the iPhone dominated the mobile market, but in many commercial environments Google Android has now overtaken iPhone in terms of market share, due partly to the power of the Google brand and partly to the platform's openness. Other mobile operating systems include the Blackberry RIM OS and Windows 8 but these have a declining user base.
As well as the wealth of mobile platforms emerging, there are now more hardware manufacturers than ever producing mobile devices. When considering how best to incorporate mobile technology into an existing business model, the primary issue for both clients and developers is currently the choice between native apps and web applications - or a combination of the two.
Other issues include:
- • The inherent restrictions caused by loading, caching and latency issues on mobile devices.
- • The unique interaction models in mobile hardware.
- • The lack of adequate data transfer levels within mobile networks at this time.
We also need to consider that “mobile” no longer just means phone handsets; a range of other, new device types have grown in popularity, such as the tablet computer or other devices positioned somewhere between a lightweight laptop and a smart phone, and with some of the characteristics of both.
The growth in mobile technologies has meant that businesses in certain sectors are even receiving most of their web traffic from users browsing in mobile contexts.
Hoge 100 & Mobile Software
If you have a business need for a mobile app that can't be solved with an off-the-shelf software package then Hoge 100 can help.
Mobile application development is the set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smart phones or tablets.
At Hoge 100 we design and develop high quality software solutions that match your exact needs.
UK based developers - All of our software development team are based within the UK.
Why Apps by Hoge 100?
Established nearly 30 years ago Hoge 100 have a wealth of experience in writing and adapting software to deliver solutions to businesses with often unique and unusual approaches to the way they work, enabling them to remain focussed on the great service they deliver to their customers.
If you have a Mobile Software requirement please talk to us about how we can create a solution for your unique way of working.
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