In the modern era of communication and Information system, people are habituated to use computer and computer application. On the other side Mobile Application uses and development is a new and rapidly growing sector. Developed countries facilitate and people, are upgrading themselves and making a new type of IT infrastructure.
These are running on a small hand hold mobile device which is easy to use, moveable and accessible from anywhere. In these days, many people are using mobile applications to browse the internet, contact friends, document creating and handling, entertainment, etc. This is open source so from everywhere user can get the facility of its use.
Impact of mobile technology on business
It has not only an impact for user, but also it plays an important role in business. There are many business companies earning revenue using mobile apps. It has also impacted on our society. The usability depends on several factors such as: Screen resolution, Expensive Data Usage, Hardware limitations, Connectivity issues, and Limited Interaction possibilities. As in few years mobile companies are trying to develop mobile device with more screen resolution, better connectivity and more storage which provides a better environment for modern mobile application.
These are consist of a software/set of program that runs on a mobile device and perform certain tasks for the user. It is a new and fast developing Segment of the global Communication and Information Technology. It is easy, inexpensive, user friendly, downloadable and run able in most of the mobile phone including inexpensive and entry level phone. This mobile application has used for its vast functioning area like messaging, calling, social network communication, browsing, chatting, and audio, videos, games, etc.
Some mobile apps are pre-installed in the phone and others user can download from the internet and install it on mobile phone. Therefore the market served by increasing no of mobile application developer, publishers and providers. The different mobile applications are run able in different managed platforms like BlackBerry, iPhone, Symbian, Android, Windows; also some virtual machine such as BREW, Silver light, and Flash Light.
Categories of mobile application
There are different categories of mobile application such as Communications: Internet Browsing, Social Networking, Email IM client. Games: Action/ Adventure, Cards /Casino, Puzzle/ Strategy. Multimedia: Presentations viewers, Graphics /Image viewer, Video Players, Audio players. Productivity: Calculators, Notepad /Memo/Word Processors, Calendars, Diary, Spreadsheets. Travel: Currency converter, City guide, GPS/Maps, Translators, Itineraries / Schedules, Weather. Utilities: Address book, Call manager, Profile manager, idle screen/Screen saver, Task manager, and File manager.
Since last few years every mobile company is making the smartphone and feature phone. An increase in the computing power of those mobile phones, rapidly increase the smart mobile application. Most of the people from developing countries including Europe and America do not leave home without a mobile. In development the mobile application uses rate growth rapidly.
In some cases we can use mobile application with support for internet connection for controlling the home device from a remote place. There is an appositive aspect for people doing business from out of the office. With the help of mobile application People can watch video and movie from YouTube directly using the mobile application.
The limitations of mobile application and mobile environment, the uses of mobile application are increasing day by day. People are diverting and trying to use mobile devices and mobile application instead of desktop for easy task. Slowly and gradually the uses of mobile applications are increasing corresponding to the use of desktop applications. All of the mobile manufactured and application Developer companies are increasing the quality, capacity and functionality. Hence modern mobile applications are more capable and more usable for the user now a days.