PHP Based Mobile App Development — An Overview
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PHP or Hypertext Preproccessor is one of the most robust and dynamic programming languages in the technology space offering ample scope for developers to tweak the source code as per their own specifications. Developers can build their own development environment using PHP and it is now being used to develop secure, scalable web based applications that can stand the test of time and market.
With smartphone penetration increasing rapidly and large sections of global population accessing the web through mobile devices, PHP’s popularity as a medium for mobile application development has gained momentum in the past couple of years. The WYSIWYG interface offered by PHP gives developers a robust platform to create, test and deploy mobile applications.
Leverage the power of the Zend Framework!
Zend Framework, which is the precursor to PHP, in its latest edition offers Zend Server and Zend Studio platforms to create the frontends of mobile applications and the programming API’s. Apart from this, developers also get the advantages of the Zend Server gateway that offers crucial programming capabilities like cloud service authentication, filtering, validation and execution of business logic in order to embed micro-payment gateways, and facilitates in-app advertising that can induce impulse purchases.
Zend Studio 10 in its latest avatar offers unique drag-and-drop functionalities that can create standard HTML5 and jQuery Mobile outputs, which can be easily modified and extended to suit specific enterprise requirements. In order to produce ground-breaking applications that can sync perfectly with the device functionalities like phone camera and GPS, Zend Studio offers the unbeatable Apache Cordova that offers capabilities of native device accessing and builds best-in-class applications that can be distributed easily across the various application stores be it Windows, Android, Blackberry or iOS.
The Zend Server edition offers developers insights into the number of requests being made from mobile devices and information on what portion of the elapsed time had come from PHP execution, disk access, database access or network latency; something that can be used to build better applications for enterprises looking to migrate their application development process to the PHP platform from their existing legacy frameworks.
Originally published at blog.mobiloitte.com on January 29, 2016.