An emulator creates an environment on a computer system that makes it appear to act like a different computer system. One commonly use for emulators is to play older video games.
If you wanted to play a video game that was created in the early 1990s today, you might have a difficult time finding the hardware that the game was created to run on. Instead, you can use an emulator to make a different system act like the system the game was created for.
Emulators have lots of other uses, but the theme that binds them together is preservation. Being able to step our technology back and interpret older programs means that we don’t lose data as the methods it’s stored on becomes obsolete. Another use for emulators is to create certain scenarios in software programs to see how the program will respond, such as part of the development process.
A mobile app development company can provide more information about using emulators.