Mobile Apps and Optimization
Optimizing Content for Mobile Applications
When building mobile applications, we focus on three primary objectives:
- Entry points and subscriptions should be unified across devices and targets.
- Adapting content from one content source to another should be simple and inexpensive.
- Data transfer should be optimized for each device, and content should be displayed quickly and in the most suitable way for the device in question.
Thumbtack utilizes a blended development methodology that focuses on highly integrated and optimized server content being streamed to mobile devices in an efficient and portable way. By focusing on the whole application stack, we are able to provide a better mobile experience in the end.
Thumbtack mobile developers have expertise in developing for the following platforms:
- Windows Mobile
When we develop for one device, we always think about a migration plan to other devices, and choose the path that mixes the best of device-specific features with future portability. We have developed a rich set of tools and libraries to optimize content for a large variety of devices.
Thumbtack Optimization Engine
The Thumbtack Optimization Engine is a core piece of intellectual property that dynamically optimizes content and retargets it for mobile devices. It uses a proprietary method of compression to deliver highly condensed code, and also performs a variety of transformations to help port content to different kinds of devices with different visualization parameters. The Thumbtack Optimization Engine is ideal for mobile development projects that make heavy use of content lookups or video.