There is no doubt that the number of people using internet is growing beyond imagination. This growth has of course given a rise to the mobile application development industry. With every hit app, the app development industry turns out to be huger and more versatile. As of Cisco’s White Papers report, the number of mobile-connected devices will reach 11.6 billion by 2020. This is of course an exponential growth but at same time, app developers need to think about a number of things which will contribute to advancements in the app and app development technologies.
The app development industry has turned quite competitive these days. Let’s learn about the key insights.
Cross platform and cross-device app developments
Interne of thing apps
We will see growth in the Internet of Things – a technology that makes user exceptionally languid. IoT powers us to control several things around us. Some early examples of gadgets based on IoT include Google Glass, Apple Watches and Amazon Echo. Other areas where IoT has pretty much good uses include self-driving cars, smart switches, and lights. We will see a growing number of IoT devices to be utilized for both personal and business purposes. Indeed these devices will need apps and be focused on mobile platforms.
Today, developers focus more on client applications but in future, the same focus will shift to enterprise applications. With more and more businesses are willing to invest money in app, clients are getting what they need. Similar to this, undertakings also need to get into their knowledge about the most current innovations. With versatile apps, users will be able to do more than they do with client apps.
Area based services – based on geo location feature.
Almost everything can be mobilized—whether it’s about ordering grocery from local stores to calling a circuit repairman. With mobile apps, people have more helpful ways to do majority of everyday exercises. These apps are based on geo-location – checking the current location of user and delivering relevant results. We will see growth in the number of apps using location services, for delivering users with quick-responding services.
Distributed computing applications
We have already seen an increasing number of apps focused on distributed computing in 2015. With most of the businesses shifting their databases to cloud, ISPs are also providing and promoting distributed storage at remarkably ostensible cost. Distributed storages bring clients closer to accesses and make changes to their database anytime, anywhere, with no risk of information debasement. We will see growth in this pattern with the entry of new distributed computing applications.
Portable decurity applications
With smartphones to be used for almost everything it can handle – from simple operations to securest one, we will see portable security as a next big thing. As it’s known to us all that any fall in storing and handling of user-information can cost organizations fortunes, we will see high demand in the portable security apps in years to come. With more than 179 billion of portable apps downloaded over 1 billion devices every year, there are undoubtedly enough scopes of versatile improvements. The market of portable apps is already overwhelmed by Google apps (Gmail, Maps Search) social media apps (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube), gaming apps (Angry bids, Temple Run), and others like Wal-Mart, Bank of America and Amazon. Same patterns are also followed by little and medium organizations.
Wearable gadgets and mobile apps
As of an IDC report, there were 101.9 million wearable gadgets delivered in 2016. It’s clear a plus of 29%, from the 79 million units delivered in 2015. New age wearable gadgets from Apple (Apple Watch) and Microsoft (Hololens) show up approaching change in processing and shift from basic to brilliancy.
Of course, new doors for merchants will open and so will increase the demand of mobile app developers. Smartphones are shifting to the core of how individuals organize themselves with mobile-synced wearable devices such us on-body social insurance sensors, watches, smart shoes and sensor enabled garments. These new-age devices will speak with apps in mobile devices and convey valuable data in new ways.
Sofia is a digital marketing expert in Rapidsofttechnologies, a prominent mobile app development company which provides ios and android application development services across the global. She loves to write on latest mobile trends, mobile technologies, startups and enterprises