Tizen is an OS (operating system) based on the Linux kernel and the GNU C Library implementing the Linux API. Tizen OS works on a wide range of devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, Blu-ray players, printers, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, smart cameras, smart TVs, PCs, and smart home appliances.
The devices that are able to work with Tizen mostly are devices that we can see daily. This makes Tizen is competitive enough following their competitors such as Android and iOS and becomes “eye catch” for developers to build in Tizen Mobile Backend as a Service.
As native application development is using C programming language and able to access some native features in more specific details such as camera, GPS, and accelerometer directly. Native API provides a lot of interface with features that are commonly found in mobile devices, as well as optimizing of the limited resources.
One of Mobile Backend as a Services that provide platform for developers to build their Tizen apps is Mesosfer. Mesosfer Mobile Backend as a Service helps Tizen Mobile Developer to build mobile applications / IOT faster and easier. By using Mesosfer, application developers can use the key features to optimize applications they built.
Just like Android Play Store and iOS App Store, Tizen OS is also equipped with Tizen Store. It is where application developers submit their applications so it can be used by users of devices based on Tizen operating system. Tizen Store has had a lot of categories of applications, such as games, entertainment, education, finance, health, kids, lifestyle, music and video. Application developers can install free or paid applications. Tizen Store is equipped with application management, download statistics, sales reporting applications, to support the distribution of other related applications.