A Glossary of the Mobile Development Terms [PART-2]

There is a lot of information you need to take into consideration when developing a mobile application. With the myriad of terms, technologies and frameworks that are used in software development, it’s easy to get confused. Software development terms are therefore necessary to understand. 

We’ve created a glossary of mobile app development terms below to assist you in understanding your custom app project. This glossary is all about mobile application development terminology and acronyms. Let’s dive right in!

Top 10 Mobile App Development Terminology

Here are 10 mobile app terms and definitions below:

  1. Hybrid App Development

Hybrid app development means creating apps that run on several platforms at once. Different platforms includes iOS, Android, or Windows

  1. In-App Purchase (IAP)

For access to in-app features and other upgrades, users can purchase consumable and non-consumable IAPs.

  1. Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

It is software used to develop custom mobile and web apps. It contains tools to write and test applications. Examples of IDEs include Xcode, Cloud9 IDE, NetBeans, Eclipse, and Visual Studio.

  1. JavaScript (JS)

JavaScript is a programming language that allows developers to use complex features on web pages, such as interactive maps, animated 2D and 3D graphics, and scrolling videos.

  1. JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

Originally derived from the JavaScript language. However, JSON is a language-independent data format.

  1. LAMP 

LAMP describes four technologies commonly used to create backend networks. 

  • Linux is the OS. 
  • MySQL is the database. 
  • Apache is the web server. 
  • PHP is the scripting language for web development.
  1. Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

An MVP is an important app development terminology that means a fully functional version of an application. Developers will keep adding new features and fixing bugs. An MVP is used to get your app to market.

  1. Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP)

Developers create hybrid and native apps from a single codebase that is cross-platform compatible using this development tool. 

  1. Mobile Backend as a Service (MBAAS)

A MBAAS connects mobile apps to cloud databases, allowing users to control notifications and social integrations. Mobile data allows users to connect to the internet when they are not connected to Wi-Fi by using cellular carriers.

  1. Git

Git is another common mobile app development term, which is a version control system. It allows software developers and programmers to store and manage their code.


We provided a rundown of the most important mobile app development terms you’ll consistently come across when planning for a custom application development project. 

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