Mobile Application Development Tutorial

It is very easy to see the opportunity involved with Android mobile woofapps development, as it has only been a few years since the first Android device was released, and it has already evolved into such a complex piece of technology.

At that point, it did not even compare to the popular iPhone, but then again, that was only the first version of the Android device. Since then, the advancements have brought new meaning to the Android name. Following the G1 was the Donut, otherwise known as the Android 1.6, followed by 2.0 closely after, and here we are today with version 4.2 Jelly Bean that implements brand new camera features. “So,” you may ask, “what’s next?” Well, everyone is now waiting for version 5.0, coming in the near future.

You can make use of several different operating systems, such as Windows, Linux and Mac OS X to develop your Android mobile applications on. For the purposes of this tutorial, I use the Windows 8 operating system. Your users’ phones won’t necessarily just be running your application on its own – they will more than likely be doing other work behind the scenes, like downloading files or playing music from another app. You need to know the answers to questions such as these:

All apps are not of the same standard – there are some excellent ones and some dismal ones, believe me! Before you go and broadcast your app to the world you need to make sure you know its limits. You need to know that it will continue to run when users navigate their way around the screen, or carry out routine tasks, otherwise the whole thing could be a bit of a flop. An Intel-based Macintosh computer with the latest version of Mac OS is required to get started programming your first iPhone mobile application. The iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) should also be downloaded for free by becoming a registered iPhone developer.

The first step you must take is to find an idea for a great iPhone mobile application. Let’s say you have an idea for an application to calculate your net-worth in Euros or a data-driven application that helps find the best sandwich joint in Philadelphia. Your next step is to think about the best iPhone mobile applications and what makes them overshadow other applications. What steps are taken while clicking through that application that will seamlessly get the user to the perfect sandwich in the city?

In order for you to be able to test your new application on your iPhone or iPad, you have to be registered on the iOS developer programme and you must have a developer certificate installed onto the device you are using as well. This is one of the biggest problems that developers have come across but Apple have this in place for security reasons – they say that all applications have to be digitally signed and this can’t be done without joining the developer program.

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