A mobile application (mobile app) is a type of application designed to run on a mobile device, which can be a smartphone or a tablet. Unlike applications built for desktop computers, mobile apps are smaller software units that are not integrated to the Operating systems. They function as stand-alone applications which can be downloaded, installed and/or uninstalled individually. In-spite of their limited size, modern day mobile applications have come a long way from simple apps like calculator, clock or a simple web browser to more complex apps like media editors, health trackers and highly involving games with VR (Virtual Reality) facilities.
Listed below are a few types of Mobile Applications based on their utility –
Gaming apps – The most popular category of mobile apps. Number of users installing gaming apps on their smartphones is surprising. Businesses are investing an increasing amount of time and resources into creating games and mobile versions of well-known stationary games because it’s such a profitable market. The most successful mobile games like Candy Crush Saga or Angry Birds are famous globally.
Business or productivity apps – people are increasingly prone to using their smartphones and tablets to perform many complex tasks on the go. For example, apps can help them to book tickets, send emails, or track their work progress. Boosting productivity and minimizing expenses, they allow users to complete a wide range of tasks, from buying new cartridges for office printers to recruiting a new office manager.
Educational apps – language learning apps like Duolingo have gained incredible popularity because they give users the flexibility they look for in learning. Educational game apps are an excellent tool for kids. However, with the outbreak of COVID Pandemic, internet is the most tapped platform for learning purposes.
Video calling and group meeting apps – We had only a countable number of apps for video calling, most famous being Skype, again with COVID Pandemic locking people up at homes, apps like Zoom and Google Meet have gained immense popularity.
Health Apps – Health Apps have gained large popularity among the youth as well as the older generation as they offer various features starting from tracking your steps and calories to fall detection and emergency SOS contacts. This is the most important technical advancement with respect to the Human race.
E-commerce and payment apps – Today we can buy any product or service starting from a paper-clip to cars, and cab service to Flight tickets using your mobile phones. Worried how to pay? Apps like PayTM and PhonePe have bridged that gap as well.
In the future, we’re going to see even more innovative mobile applications take advantage of cutting-edge technologies like the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and many more. We at Spydernet Technologies, have expert team who can build custom mobile applications, both Native and/or Hybrid, to fit your needs. Connect with us for all technology solutions at https://spyder.asia/