The Booming World of Mobile Apps

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    The Booming World of Mobile Apps

    We have to admit, that mobile apps are making headlines each day. The dominant platforms such as Apple, Blackberry, and Android are striving hard to stand apart

    by unveiling new apps continuously. Apple alone has more than 500k apps, be itfor its iPhone, iPod or iPad.

    There fields are diversethese apps could be related to games, entertainment, technology or even health. With the release of the latest HUD app by Apple, one can now even peep into the world of properties by HUD in specific area. Then there isone by the name of GPS Tracking that can help you locate your loved ones any time and anywhere.A new report published by World Mobile Applications Market, a U.S.-based marketresearch firm, claims that the market of mobile app is predicted to reach to a whopping $25 billion by 2015. In the year 2010, Apple was the reigning king of the apps, as it generated $1.8 billion in revenue.

    The whole mobile app market in general saw an increase by 160.2 percent in its global revenue, to reach $2.2 billion- a hike from $828 million in 2009.

    The report further also highlighted various factors that helped in the growth ofthe mobile application market. It streamed the lowered cost mobile data plans,a growing adoption of smartphones, improvements to native applications' usability and the ability for publishers to offer free and low-cost apps supported by ads as main factors for the growth among others.

    So in coming few years, the mobile app market is going to grow at a steady rate.

    Now the question arises that how difficult is it to develop a mobile app? The answer would be, pretty difficult especially if coding does not ring a bell to you. But nevertheless, there are many well established developers out there, who are experts at developing mobile apps and might just make the task easier for you.All you need to do is brief them with what exactly you are aiming for.

    Conceiving an idea: - It is but the obvious step when you begin with a project!A good App developer will always come up with a unique and extraordinary idea,which none have heard before. An app should be such which should add more functionality to the smartphones. It should be such which they have but dont have till now. Remember, an out of the box idea always sells.

    Making a good flow map of the App: - Once the idea is conceived, the next majorstep is chalking out details of the functioning of the App. Usually, the App developers create a chart or flow map or even sketches to explain the whole functioning of the mobile app. These charts or sketches usually would contain information regarding the kinds of screen an app will have, the buttons and their purposes, etc. Good developing companies always present their clients with a good flowchart for their better understanding.

    Coding the App: - The third step is to code the app! This is where the role of app developers is most vital. But even before coding, it is important for the client to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, or NDA, with the developer he has hiredfor developing the app. This is important since it will ensure that the uniqueness of the App is preserved and no one else can steal it.

    Testing the App: - Once the App is developed, it is crucial to test it to see ifit is appropriately fits the needs. Also it helps to trace any errors in the fu

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