A cloud-driven or cloud application is simply an mobile application that runs on the server instead of your device. A cloud app will serve same features and characteristics as the pure desktop or device app, but functions in the cloud storage. A simple app works entirely on the device with all the data stored on the device location while cloud app runs over a common server and can be available to no. of devices through the browser interface. It is one of the top trending mobile app technology.
The major issue comes in Mobile application development is to design or develop an app which is accessible on all the devices. As the ongoing trend of Bring Your own Device is favored by the most of the organization to maintain the satisfactory environment for the employees. Due to devices with different screen resolutions and platforms their is a need to develop an app which is based on cross-platform, However this require a lot of work and detailed knowledge of codes. Cloud storage is driven app to save the developers from this pain.
With the cloud app, all the data related to an app will be stored in cloud storage and the app can be accessed using the browser on every device, this will ultimately solve the problem of different device or platform issue in using the app. As the app is operated from the server there is no space required on the device and every device is supported by the browser.
In order to develop the app which runs over cloud storage and compatible with devices of all screen sizes and platforms some tools needed. To create well-designed infrastructure for cloud app a tool named Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEPAs) can be used.
MEPA basically consist of all the services and products that are required in the mobile application development. This tool ensures that the data sent from the server to the device, fits the device screen resolution and is compatible with the platform. All devices are able to use the app over the server without any hindrance is maintained by the MEPA. That sent by the server to the device is converted into user - friendly interface by the tool, it also has an authentication tool that goes into the device with data in case of stolen or lost data can be wiped out.
HTML5 and Hybrid mobile app development are also used to create the cloud storage app which allows to diverse the attributes to an extreme extent.
Cloud apps are much smarter and reliable nowadays as most of us don't have much space in the smartphones to download the app and use it. It is one of the top mobile application trend in the industry which is a way more secure and efficient as it runs on the server.