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Battle between Platforms has made Mobile Apps Development more Intriguing

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As IOT and big data is coming to the mainstream businesses, enterprises are taking a front seat in mobilising their workflows for the goodwill of employees, clients and their internal workflows. With the explosion of mobile apps in the consumer sector, the data has grown exponentially. This has led to the advent of the Big data concept. All types of data, simple as well as complex, is being stored and saved in the cloud. Various cloud services/SaaS ( Software as a service) for the end users as well as employees are being deployed so as to ease the access and transaction of data. As the use of smart devices is growing by leaps and bounds, the concept of IOT is prevailing faster. Apps are being developed in a way that support pairing of devices. Enterprises are making efforts to connect hardware and software in the workplace to propel access of data from anywhere to anyone owning prior authorization.

A number of platforms are available which can be used to propound enterprise mobility solutions. Android and iOS are the most popular platforms in the forefront while Blackberry and Windows are lagging behind. Android has grown significantly over the years with a number of versions and updates coming from time to time. iOS has also made vital revisions in order to improve usability of their device to end user as well as the employees of a corporation. With the launch of wearables, the use of smart devices has gone a step further enhancing the usage and accessibility of user data. Resources are being deployed by the enterprises to streamline their legacy processes with robust mobile apps development services. Developers are delving in Android as well as iOS to create enterprise best solution for the proper association of all work related processes.

While Android has streamlined itself over the years, it already has garnered the bulk of the market share in globally. Also the Android tablets are gradually taking the world with a storm witnessing increase in the sales by a tremendous margin. iOS, on the other hand, has prominent characteristics of security that somewhere lack within the android operating system. Over and above, Android is fast grasping the world of mobility making its hold over the consumer as well as the enterprise sector. While iOS is simple and easy to learn, iPhones are fun to use and connect easily with other Apple products. Android is being deployed by several IT businesses and has support of a huge community. Based on open source linux, it has matured over the years with developers all over the world, bringing wave of applications to its app store. Blackberry and Windows platforms are also being deployed for enterprise related functions depending upon their market reach.

Today most of the employees carry smartphones to workplaces. This calls for an urgent need to connect cloud services with their smart devices in order to access corporate data round the clock. This also means that severe security checks are now required that implement hard core data analytics and distributed computing system to govern legitimate transaction of data from the cloud server. With the shift in focus from MDM (Mobile Device Management) to MAM (Mobile Application Management), mobile applications have become the core necessity of the enterprise sector. Using essential features of the available platforms, user-centric apps can be created to deliver quick solutions in no time.

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