Software developers typically do the following: Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs. Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems. Design each piece of an application or system and plan how the pieces will work together
Web Application Development:
- Web apps are developed with programming languages such as HTML and CSS, which are well known among IT professionals.
- Unlike native apps, a single web app is able to reach out to all devices. It’s programmed to run on any operating system. It must appropriately adapt to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone — amongst other operating systems.
- These apps run on the device’s own web browser through a simple URL.
- They don’t need to be downloaded and installed from app stores like Google Play or Apple’s App Store. This translates into money-saving since having a direct link through a web app is free.
- They may also open websites. This means that they don’t require to be updated in the way common apps do. In this sense, it’s the website to which the application is linked that will be updated.
- The most important benefit you can draw off from it is its price. Web app development is the cheaper kind of app development. It consists of creating a link or several links between the application and an URL. Developing a native app or an interpreted app entails a higher cost but its chances to succeed are far greater.
- On the other hand, a web app’s development time is lower. Hence it’s a lower price.
Mobile Application Development:
App Development refers to the creation of computer applications for use on mobile devices such as tablets, smart phones and smart watches. Mobile device features such as cameras, motion and location awareness can be used to create unique and inventive mobile-only applications for things such as taxi and bike sharing.
Mobile devices typically have popular apps for searching, browsing and social media preinstalled and users can download and install additional apps from Google Play (Android) and the Apple App Store (iOS). Mobile applications are designed and built for different operating systems and developers will want to learn how to build for both the Android operating system and Apple’s iOS.