App development is one of the most important strands of modern commercial computing. App development companies offer a variety of software-based services to companies that need to develop, audit or release applications to support their operations.
Here are some of the services offered by good app development companies.
Desktop applications are more usually referred to simply as ‘software’. They are the applications that run on computers. Although desktop applications are becoming less of a priority for many companies, they still have an important role to play. The current near-ubiquity of cloud computing is changing the way in which desktop applications are developed, with many new applications requiring no file downloads at all. Instead of paying for downloads, consumers are increasingly asked to pay for licenses in order to use desktop software that is being hosted on the cloud.
Many app development companies specialize in the creation of bespoke mobile applications for businesses. Mobile applications – which can trace their roots back to the inclusion of ‘Snake’ on early Nokia mobile phones – have become immensely important tools for businesses. Just over half of all internet users worldwide is through mobile devices, and dedicated apps help businesses draw in repeat custom and offer unique services to consumers using these devices. Mobile app development is absolutely essential for companies looking to capitalize on the mobile market.
App development companies like Make IT Simple can put their wealth of experience in the development industry to good use in providing consulting services. Many businesses contract in app development consultancies to help them find app-oriented solutions to strategic problems or long-term aims. App development consultancy contracts usually stipulate the provision of advice about the way the market is heading, the options in development and the cost to gains ratio involved in development options. Some companies may offer consultancy alongside development services. Most consultants will also offer their services as code auditors – checking client code to check that developing applications are secure and usable.
Web applications are increasingly common. This kind of application can run in a mobile or desktop web browser without the need for any kind of download by the end user. Examples of web applications include Gmail and Netflix – applications running as part of these services enable navigation, animation and tailored content to be delivered to consumers regardless of their computing hardware.
Not every good app development company will be able to help develop and deliver AI solutions, but some developers do have specialist knowledge gained during the development of applications in which AI was a factor. Although the term Artificial Intelligence was coined all the way back in 1956, there are still ongoing debates as to its true meaning.
In short, Artificial Intelligence is possessed by any machine or software that can emulate human decision making by using data. Many app development teams will have experience with Artificial Intelligence in the context of producing intelligent chatbot applications and machine learning algorithms.