Introduction

Mobile app development in Malaysia have changed most of our lives. What we used to do before has only become better thanks to mobile apps.

For instance, if we want to listen to our favorite music, we would have to whip out our bulky radios, walk mans, and other devices just to do so. However, with a mobile application, all you really need to do is just get your smartphone, fire up the music player app, and then you’re set.

The same thing goes for mobile apps in the field of learning. We used to carry big and heavy books with us that can pose a problem to our backs and other body parts.

But that is not the case anymore since you can just whip out your phone or your tablet and you can use a mobile application that allows you to read eBooks directly from within the device.

So today, I am going to talk about some of the major benefits of using mobile applications for learning. But before that, I want to first talk about the difference between native and web applications.

Native applications are just programs that run on a specific platform. For example, if I were to create an application for the Android operating system, the same program cannot be run on the iOS and vice versa.

Web applications, to put it succinctly, is just an application that runs via the mobile web browser. It is easy to code for and is cross-platform, but it lacks the stability and the dense list of features that are present in more native applications.

With that out of the way, here are some major benefits:

 

  • Mobile Applications Are Used Extensively by the Young Ones

 

Millennials or those people who are born after 1980 are more tech-savvy than previous generations and they are more eager to use mobile phones now more than ever.

In fact, they use the device for pretty much anything; from tracking their calorie intake to watching their favorite movies.

This provides the perfect platform for app developers to create mobile applications to promote learning and education.

 

  • Learning Materials Can Be Accessed Offline

 

Part of the reason why mobile apps help learners is due to the availability of learning and resource materials. Files can just be downloaded from the cloud and saved to the device after which, learners can just access it at any time.

 

  • A Variety of Different Formats

 

You’re just not limited to reading a huge chunk of text every time you want to learn something. Nowadays, you can learn not only through reading but also watching informational videos, listening to educational podcasts, and so on.

 

  • Technological Advancements Make Things Better

 

As time progresses, app developers will find meaningful ways to harness the true potential of smartphones. The integration of both hardware and software will be fully realized in the near future. Who knows, they might incorporate augmented reality making education more interactive and more enjoyable than ever.