iOS, short from ’iPhone Operating System’, represents a mobile operating system exclusively created for Apple’s hardware, iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android.
iOS is the main software that controls all the applications that you download from the App Store, adjusts and manages the device’s hardware settings, memory and features. Its kernel is the Darwin’s XNU kernel. Basically, this system ensures that the device runs smoothly. It’s constantly updated by Apple, in order to improve the experience of their users, and each update is labeled by a new number. Major versions of iOS are released annually. The iOS user interface is based upon direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures, such as sliders, switches, and buttons.
Apple’s App Store contains more than 2.2 million iOS applications. These mobile apps have collectively been downloaded more than 130 billion times.
Simple Task provides the highest quality of engineering talent for any web, mobile, or desktop technology stack. We build completely custom iOS applications, and that is one of our core competencies. Our team has experience in developing iOS application using Swift and Objective C.
Android, developed by Google, is a mobile operating system that powers more than a billion phones and tablets around the world. Android has two billion monthly active users and it has the largest installed base of any operating system.
Starting from the cheapest devices on the one hand, to the most powerful mobile devices on the other hand, developing applications for android platform ensures wide reach to consumers. It’s customizable, low-cost, open-source and easy to use operating system.
Even though new tools are arising for developing applications for android platform, still the most popular are Android Studio IDE with support of Android SDK set of development tools and Java language. With the use of these official tools, comes the best community support with the newest open libraries, ensuring that the most application requirements are met with ease.
Android is based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices. Android’s default user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch inputs, along with a virtual keyboard for text input.
Besides smartphones and tablets, Android has been implemented in some other devices too, such as Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars and Android Wear for wrist watches. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics. In a nutshell, there’s more than 24,000 available Android devices out there, made for various preferences and budgets.
Our team developed android applications in different fields: social network, music player, agriculture record keeping, advertising surveys and remote controlling Bluetooth devices.
Windows Phone represents a group of mobile operating system launched from Microsoft. It was first launched in 2010 with Windows Phone 7, and continued with versions of Windows phone 8 and 8.1 in 2012 and 2014, and now in 2017, finally with the Windows 10 Mobile.
Their user interface is based on Metro design language. They have one fast and stable OS, beautiful as it is functional. It is a true multitasker, it allows developers to create apps that can run in the background and resume instantly.
In the beginning, the old Windows systems had some issues, starting from an aged kernel (core of the OS) and limited hardware. By the time, the cornel is updated with the NT kernel, the same kernel that runs Windows 8, and a new hardware. Also, they tended to improve the file systems, drivers, network stacks, security components, media and graphics support.
By using the NT kernel, Windows Phone had many improvements in its new versions, followed by some new features also, such as device management, kid’s corner, driving mode, BitLocker encryption etc. Additionally,
Windows Phone devices are manufactured by Microsoft Mobile (formerly Nokia), HTC, Samsung and Huawei. Combined with Microsoft, it could be used for desktop, surface tablets and XBox.
Docker is the world’s leading software container platform for developers, operators and enterprises powered by company Docker, Inc. It represents operating-system-level virtualization for Windows and Linux. It uses some features of the Linux kernel (primarily groups and namespaces). Thanks to that, it has better flexibility and portability.
Docker is a tool for packaging applications and its dependencies in a virtual container runnable on any Linux server. One of Docker’s characteristics is lightweight of containers, so it’s possible to run it from a single server or virtual machine. It really simplifies the creation of highly distributed systems.
There’s a wide range of its usage: elimination of ’’work on my machine’’ for developers, running and managing apps side-by-side in isolated containers, building agile software delivery pipelines and many more.
SharePoint is a web-based, collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office. It was launched in 2001, and so far, it has 190 million users across the world.
SharePoint represents a document management and storage system, and it’s quite great for organizations, because it allows you to easily collaborate on documents and group projects. By the time, Share point have had many updates, in its interface and logical organization, in some new features, documents libraries etc.
It helps you to quickly find the commands you need to complete tasks, and has improved search results, new social profiles and new networking features. It offers multi-browser support by using wiki-pages. It’s great for group projects inside of Word documents and PowerPoint presentations because it allows you to approach them simultaneously, and easily add or remove users and groups and change permission levels.
AWS, short for Amazon Web Services, represents a platform powered by Amazon.com. It offers a complete set of global cloud-based infrastructure and application services, from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps. It is flexible and easy to use, and it has the best performance. It is on-demand cloud computing platform made for individuals, companies and governments. No matter how small or large your business is, it’s very scalable, and cost-effective. Fees are based on customer’s needs and consumption. Thanks to these characteristics, it’s is also ideal for start-ups, and it offers some special programs and perks for them.
AWS technology is implemented all over the world, and it is operated from many global geographical regions. It consists of more than 70 services covering domains of networking, computing, analytics, management, database, development etc. It has a really wide range of services, and it offers a lot to its subscribers and users. Reliable and flexible platform, it’s a great choice even for the most demanding requirements.
AWS has many advanced features, and among the other services, we found most useful: EC2, API Gateway, Lambda functions, IAM, S3, SES, RDS, DynamoDB and Cognito.
Some examples of AWS’s customers are NASA, the Obama presidential campaign of 2012, Netflix, and many more.
In 2017 AWS launched a charity program in the United Kingdom to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and former soldiers who have left the military retrain in technology-related skills.