Hello everyone, did you know that the application that we use every day is not the same type, you know. There are several kinds of applications including Mobile, web, and desktop applications. Well in this article we will discuss more deeply what a mobile application is.
What is a Mobile Application?
Mobile applications (Mobile Apps) are applications made for mobile devices such as: Smartphones, SmartWatch, Tablets, and others. Software or also called application software is the result of mobile programming designed using a particular programming language.
Mobile Application Advantages
Many advantages can be obtained when using mobile applications compared to web and desktop applications, including:
The User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) of mobile applications are usually quite attractive and very easy to use.
Several applications can be used without having to be connected to the internet
Users or users can access applications anywhere through their gadgets
Mobile Application Development in Indonesia
Every year Hootsuite releases data on internet and social media user trends. Hootsuite is a social media content management site such as Facebook, Twitter, and so on.
According to data from Hootsuite at the end of January 2019, trends in the internet and social media users in Indonesia are as follows:
Total Population of Indonesia: 268.2 million
Number of Unique Mobile Users: 355.5 million (Reduced 19% from 2018)
Number of Internet Users: 150 million (An increase of 13% from 2018)
Number of Active Social Media Users: 150 million (An increase of 15% from 2018)
Number of Social Media Users From Mobile Devices: 130 million (An increase of 8.3% from 2018)
355.5 million is a pretty fantastic number, which means one person can have more than one smartphone. No wonder Indonesia is one of the lucrative markets for mobile application developers around the world.
Mobile Application Categories
We can easily get mobile apps on our smartphones, whether Android, iOS, or others through app stores, for example, the play store and app store.
Specifically, mobile applications have several categories, including:
Communication: An application that we can use to communicate easily
Education: This application contains content about education. Like the material of mathematical formulas or others.
News and Magazines: By using this application we can read news easily
Games: In order not to get bored in carrying out activities, take time to play mobile games.
Social Networking: So that we can exist and connect with other people, we must install this application.
Health: During a pandemic like this, health applications such as for health consuls are downloaded a lot