Mobile App Development FAQ

By Jake Peterson March 19, 2021
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What are some examples of mobile apps?

There are thousands of mobile apps available today and they can be broken down into a few groups: lifestyle apps, social media, games, news, and more. Mobile app development can vary wildly based on the type of app needed. A gaming app, for example, will take longer to develop than a news app.

How many app types are there?

There are three different types of apps. Native apps are designed for one specific platform, web apps are responsive versions of websites that can work on any device, and hybrid apps are the combination of native and web apps that can be used on multiple platforms.

Can apps be built for both iOS and Android?

You can decide to build your mobile app for iOS or Android or both. Many companies want their app to work across both devices, so it’s a normal process of development. Development frameworks such as React and React native are common when making an app for multiple platforms.

What is the process of mobile app development?

While each app is different, mobile app development often starts away from a screen with a consulting session. After which, it will move into the design stage followed by the development stage. After development and testing are complete, the app will go to the deployment stage and onto the store. Even though it’s on the store, the app must be monitored and updated as needed.

What programming language is used for mobile app development?

There are multiple languages used to write a mobile app and different languages for Android devices and Apple devices. For Apple, the most common are Objective-C and Swift. For Android, the most popular are Java and Kotlin. The type of app you want to develop will also determine the language used. These could be Xamarin, C#, JavaScript, and more.

How many hours does it take to develop a mobile app?

Every app is different and time can vary in size and scope. Studies have shown that it can take anywhere from 100-900 hours to develop an app. This can all vary based on how long each step takes.

What kind of support do I get throughout the development process?

Your app is important to you and we know that you want to be aware of what’s going on. That’s why we are happy to regularly meet with you and your team to provide updates and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Do you offer design services?

Yes, we offer design services. Here at Atiba, we have a design team that can help you give the perfect look for your app. We offer wireframing services as well to help you get a look and feel of your website before the development phase. If you already have existing designs, we can implement them into your app as well. At Atiba, we want to be your one-stop shop for all things tech-related.

What is an API?

An API, or application programming interface, is a type of software that allows two applications to communicate with one another. Whenever you use an app, your app connects to the internet and transmits data to a server. The server will receive the data, interpret the data, and then send the necessary actions back to your phone. Just about every app has an API.

Why should I use Atiba for my mobile app project?

Our mobile app developers have over 10 years of experience when it comes to mobile apps. We’ve worked with several businesses both large and small to develop the ideal mobile app. Whether you just have an idea of your app or a tight deadline, we’re ready to help you accomplish your goal.


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