A mobile app, short for mobile application, or just app, is application software designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.

mobile-appsIf you have a smart phone or a mobile device, you probably use many mobile apps. They are easy to download and often free. Mobile apps allow you to play games, get directions, access news, books, weather, music, videos and much more.

Building Apps on Google’s Cloud Platform

ZipTeq uses many platforms in building apps for specific applications.But we are particularly fond of Google’s Cloud Platform. Benefits of building mobile apps on Google Cloud Platform? Automatic scaling and load balancing, Static content serving, Data processing, Geo-proximity search, Push notifications and Data storage.
We really like Google’s Cloud platform for many reasons but these stand out…

  • Global network: Google has one of the largest and most advanced computer networks. Google’s backbone network has thousands of miles of fiber optic cable, uses advanced software-defined networking and has edge caching services to deliver fast, consistent and scalable performance. In fact, we even laid our own fiber optic cable under the Pacific Ocean.
  • Redundancy: Multiple points of presence across the globe provides strong redundancy. Your data is automatically mirrored across storage devices in multiple locations.
  • Cutting-edge computer science: Infrastructure innovation isn’t just about hardware. Google has led the industry with innovations in software infrastructure such as MapReduceBigTable and Dremel. Today, Google is pushing the next generation of innovation with products such as Spanner and Flume. When you build on Cloud Platform, you get access to Google’s technology innovations faster.

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