1.1 What is Mobility? Eco-System of the mobile application
The quality or state of being mobile.
The rising demand for mobile applications has taken mobile technology to a new level. As per In-Stat expects, mobile application downloads is expected to reach nearly 48 billion in 2015 and Forrester Research predicts the mobile app market to be worth $38 billion by 2015.
It is a well known fact, that for businesses to succeed, partnership plays a vital role. Similar is the situation for mobile application development environment, in order to gain popularity and to grow, mobile app developer community need to build good relationship with other players in mobile technology space. In simple terms, “mobile application development platform, which is well integrated to various mobile technology players in the market, forms a robust Mobile app ecosystem”.
Key players are spread across the spectrum. Right from infrastructure providers, special media network providers, messaging gateways vendors, payment gateways service providers, video transcoders, cloud hosting platform providers, app distributors, operators, and device manufacturers to mobile app developers comprise the mobile application ecosystem. The roles and responsibilities that the key players share are listed as follows:
The benefits of building an eco system for mobile application are as follows:
1. Due to the partnership built, mobile app development is easier.
2. Increases efficiency- Saves time and money.
3. Can be marketed quickly.
4. Organizations can focus on their objectives and outsource the trivial part of the work.
1.2 What is a mobile application?
A mobile application is a software application designed to run on smart phones, tablet computers and other mobile devices. They are usually available through application distribution platforms, which are typically operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the Apple App