Mobile App Development
With millions of Smartphone users throughout the world, it is no surprise that the number of mobile apps in use today is also in the millions. It’s not just big brands like Amazon or Uber – but any business worth its salt – that has a mobile app today, to cash in on the increased mobile browsing and shopping habits of consumers.
When the mobile app revolution began, we saw 3 main types of apps:
- Native (coded in a specific language and meant for a specific platform: only Android, or iOS)
- Hybrid (coded with the use of a mix of languages, run on a web browser but installed like native apps)
- Web apps (which are either responsive, adaptive or traditional)
Let’s get through the major advancements and features that are expected to change the mobile apps development arena:
Single feature apps
Tech giants Facebook and Google started this trend; rather than bundling all their functionality into one app.
No, these are not single feature, but with minimal features, that offer increased access to additional layers as and when required.
We can certainly expect more enterprise apps on the market, as they simplify and smoothen out the organization and planning of business processes.
Augmented and Virtual Reality
We’ve already seen how the whole world went crazy over Pokemon Go.
Industry experts predict that the IoT industry will grow to over 600 billion by 2021, with over 25 billion devicess.
Cloud based apps
Tech giant Cisco reports that by the next year, 90% of all mobile data traffic will be attracted by cloud based apps.
Location based services: Best business ideas for your mobile apps
If you’re not up on this hot trend yet, location-based services (LBS) are services delivered through a mobile app that identifies a user’s current location via GPS or Wi-Fi.
Location-based apps have become a solid foundation for an array of loyalty programs in retail, with such high-profile brands as Coca-Cola, American Eagle, and Meat Pack among the early adopters of this marketing strategy.