Apple produces the single most popular smartphone and tablet lines: the iPhone and iPad. Accordingly, apps for the iOS platform bring in large amounts of revenue. In 2013, customers spent more than $10 billion on the iTunes App Store, including both paid apps themselves and paid in-app purchases. [Source]
To date, developers have earned $15 billion through the App Store. The amount of money saved by using mobile technology or earned by attracting business with a mobile app is above and beyond this direct figure. Zco’s portfolio includes dozens of iOS apps, from simple event guides to complex secure cloud data access software.
More people use Android than any other smartphone operating system. The open platform is available on a multitude of different smartphones and tablets from many manufacturers, including Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, and more. This open philosophy means that Android is in the hands of a wide variety of workers and consumers.
Zco’s developers possess years of experience with Java, the programming language used to create Android apps. Branded apps, games, enterprise tools, and augmented reality are all possible. As more hardware is built into the latest Android handsets, even more functionality will be unlocked.
The world’s dominant desktop operating system is making serious inroads on mobile devices. Microsoft’s own tablet, the Surface, is a model for blending business productivity with media consumption. Nokia’s Windows Phone line includes high-resolution cameras and speedy hardware.
Zco was one of the first developers to use Microsoft’s .NET framework in 2002. We’re still committed to the Windows environment as it transitions to mobile devices.
As one of the pioneers of the smartphone revolution, BlackBerry has a dedicated fanbase. The company might not enjoy the commanding market share it once did, but app development for the famously secure platform continues.
In fact, makers of Android apps can often add BlackBerry compatibility with minimal time, cost, and effort. The BlackBerry Runtime for Android examines and repackages existing code. For any non-compliant code, Zco’s expert developers can port the needed functionality.