More than a half of users do online-shopping with smartphones and spend
10 minutes from 11 using mobile apps on their devices. Impressive statistic,
right? Surely, the number of users and purchases grows every day and with
them rises the market rivalry.
Every company, which is interested in its growth, is trying to create mobile
applications for its business. And, obviously, this is the right decision,
because almost 66% of online-purchase lovers do shopping with mobile
devices. The main advantage of mobile apps is download speed. According to research,
if a site is loaded for more than 3 seconds, the user will find another resource.
A well-developed mobile application works quickly and shows sought-for information
The development of mobile application is a laborious and expensive process, but the
result is worth all the effort. Figuratively we can divide mobile apps into those
that need to access a remote database and that don’t need it. The second includes:
timers, allarms, photo editors and others. If your mobile app implies at least user
registration, you need not only client, but also server (backend) development.
The front end is a mobile application that shows the user interface and functions
for achieving custom goals. The server part (backend) is a computer with a data
processing program running on it; it is an independent part of your product that
you need to invest in.
The part of the server that generates the needed sequence of actions in response to
a specific request is called an API. API (Application Programming Interface) is an
interface that allows two independent software components to exchange information.
In simple terms, an API acts as a virtual intermediary and transfers information from
one interface (such as a mobile application) to another. The API connects the entire
digital world into a coherent whole.