Mobile Architecture Basics: What You Need to Know for App Development

A portion of success in app development goes into selecting a suitable mobile architecture. Mobile architecture contributes to identifying the grounds for improvement of your app. It also helps establish the code flow demonstrating guidelines, complaints, and patterns. Ultimately, an app that has exceptional mobile architecture can quickly bounce back from arising issues. Here are the basics of mobile architecture that you can use to supplement your app development.

Defining Mobile Architecture

Mobile architecture is the skeleton of a program that determines the quality of an app. It refers to the structural components and interface that makes up an app. This structure includes the system utilized for development and the framework’s behavior that establishes its significant features. Missing a single component can compromise the quality of your app. At the same time, a comprehensive mobile architecture is an efficient one. Multiple layers go into designing mobile app architecture. Here are these layers:
  • Presentation Layer
This layer involves the UI aspect of the app, including its process elements.
  • Business Layer
It involves the workflows and the business component of the program. The business layer is where domain processes are situated.
  • Data Layer
Like the data utilities, components, and service agents, all the technical details form the data layer.

User Interface

The User Interface (UI) forms on the presentation layer serving as the interaction point with users. Simply put, this is what the users see when they navigate around your app. Therefore, UI design is vital to be able to meet the growing demands of your target audience.


Another crucial aspect of efficient mobile architecture is the ease of navigation. You should always strive towards convenient and comfortable control methods to attract more users. Acknowledge that people have a variety of preferences when it comes to their ideal app. What you need to do is to highlight the preferences of your target audience. Here are the most common navigation methods that popular apps use:
  • Stacked navigation bar
  • Tab controller
  • Modal controller
  • Single view
  • Gesture-based navigation
  • Scroll views
  • Search driven navigation

What Makes a Mobile Architecture ‘Good’?

Now that you have a clear understanding of mobile architecture in app development let’s discuss the criteria of a good one. It is integral that the mobile architecture is created based on a simple process. A low-maintenance app makes it easier to perform tweaks like debugging, expansion, and testing. Program codes must be written from scratch and ideally not backed by any framework. This code fosters a universal mobile architecture that allows the installation of various plug-ins and faster troubleshooting. Furthermore, well-designed mobile architecture saves time, effort, and additional costs.

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Brian Kayfitz has helped numerous clients, establish architecture for an app, fix existing code and help train jr developers in mobile app agencies. Contact him today!