Mobile devices are getting increasingly popular and this is reason enough for the developers to target various types of mobiles as they continue developing newer and more advanced websites. While developing sites that are meant for phones, they face a string of challenges because of the complexity of the device detection process, the size of the screen along with the associated browser support. It is here where ASP.NET comes into play. The framework makes the life of the developers much easier, eliminating the challenges and providing some easier ways of site development and the same for cell phone based applications.
Mechanism of developing cellular phone applications with the help of ASP.NET is quite similar to the development of ASP.NET. In fact, it is much easier for the developers to develop these phone apps with ASP.NET than with anything else. This is mainly because of the fact that virtually each and every mobile site page is derived or inherited from Mobile Page class, which exists in System.Web.UI.MobileControls namespace.
When it comes to developing .NET pages for browsers of the cellular phones, the process does not differ too much from developing pages for the desktop browsers. However, for creating applications for phones, the ASP framework provides a System.Web.Mobile namespace that is exclusively devoted to mobility app development.
Developers are able to create sites from the base class of the MobilePage, add different controls as well as functionality, from the Web Mobile namespace. This particular namespace is scripted to define a suite for the adapters as well as controls of the server that are particularly handy for creating various applications required for various types of iPhones, smart phones. The Web Mobile namespace is categorically designed to develop apps for phones. A mobility page can be created from MobilePage class while the server controls can be created from Web Mobile namespace. Server controls of Mobile web server come up with quite a few specialized adapters in .NET framework. Hence, they are specially equipped to develop various cellular phone based applications, capable of targeting a variety of smart phones.
.NET framework also comes up with a specific control-adaptive architecture that provides the developers a unique option of creating customer device adapters for controls of .NET server. The adapters are equipped to create various customized rendering for a particular control or a set of controls that are based on the browser in question. Thanks to this adaptive architecture, it is possible for the developers to develop custom adapters for server controls of .NET for rendering output that are specific to devices designed to access applications on the desktop browsers along with those for mobile devices.
Whether it is for development of desktop browsers or for mobile devices, the process of development follows the customary .NET model that is basically event-driven and is equipped to respond to the requests of the users, button clicks and the likes.
Though the .NET technology integrates various parameters for development of mobile based web applications by following the more or less same model or pattern of traditional web based apps development, the first and foremost objective of the architecture is denying the creation of single pages that can be compatible with both desktop as well as mobile devices.
The majority of the server controls that are based on .NET framework comes up with typical unified adapter architecture. This implies that all the controls are able to behave in a different way, depending upon the requesting device, through the process of calling a particular custom adapter, which provides various actions or behaviors that are appropriate for that particular device. Now if the adapter in question is configured in the definition file of the browser in question, ASP will call the adapter at each stage of the web server control life-cycle. Then the adapter is able to adjust the rendered output in accordance to the requirement.
Thus, when it comes to development of apps for phones, ASP.NET comes in handy as it simplifies the process and makes it much quicker as well as user-friendly. To get maximum benefits of .Net, you may consider hiring services of a custom .NET development company.