The most common mobile app development tools

The development of mobile applications has been defined as one of the main technical advances in today’s world. The development of a mobile application depends on several factors: the budget, the clients and the demand for a specific application. From the perspective of a mobile app developer, budget and knowledge of a programming language can decide your success. Here are some commonly used application development tools and some tools used by traditional web programmers.

Some of the most advanced mobile app development tools

Apple’s iOS Developer Program: Developers who want to create iPhone apps must sign up for Apple’s Developer Program and there is a $99 annual fee for the program. Once registered, the user can develop applications using the Objective C programming language. Apple’s Developer Center consists of tools, guides, and runs debugging tests to create applications of any purpose.

Android operating system program – Most Android-based applications are created using the Java programming language. By downloading the Android SDK (Software Development Kit), the user can start creating new applications for Android. The Android-based starter kit consists of sample projects, development tools, source code, and an emulator, which is used to test the new application. More information on Android app development can be found in the available videos, technical articles, and step-by-step process documents. Android developer registration charges include a one-time fee of $25.

BlackBerry OS Developer Program – Applications on a BlackBerry operating system are developed primarily using the Java Micro Edition (ME) programming language. An Authorized BlackBerry Application Developer must pay an amount of $200 for every 10 applications submitted. Although, waiver plans are constantly being offered as part of their promotions.

Some of the most popular application development tools used by traditional web programmers

Appcelerator Titanium – one of the most common and recognized tools for creating applications for Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems. It has the Titanium SDK and builds programs using CSS, HTML, or JavaScript code as opposed to using new programs like Objective-C or Java. The developer can download and create applications for free from the Titanium Community, which also has a Professional and Enterprise version.

MotherApp: Mother App creates apps for Apple, Google Android, BlackBerry and all other mobile platforms. The programmer does not need to be proficient in multiple languages, but can learn the MotherApp-specific HTML code to create applications. The MotherApp HTML is a subset of the HTML with special discount tags. These tags are sent in code to MotherApp and the app is ready to use.

PhoneGap: PhoneGap develops applications with standard HTML, CSS or JavaScript. The developer writes the code and then uploads it along with other files to the PhoneGap Build services. PhoneGap currently supports Android, Palm and BlackBerry operating systems.

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