Mobile Technology has gone through a constant evolution in the recent years and it will continue to grow beyond our imagination and predictions. But mobile technology is only ever as good as the app that functions on it. Because, apps make phone the ‘Hero’. This is where mobile application developers come in to play. The growing market in app development has seen a boom in mobile technology especially in Asia.
Today, the average mobile app usage has grown, especially In India. This has led to the rise in mobile app development companies in India. Mobile technology in India is on the rise and will grow further as the years go by. Now, let’s have a look at some of major apps that has made the mobile phone an ‘unavoidable thing’ in our lives.
Everyone going Mobile: The entire world, let alone India is going mobile. Everyone today prefer their experiences on-the-go and smartphones aim to do just that. Smartphones are available in abundance and are also considered a necessity today making it accessible to all.
The advent and rise of mobile technology and smartphones alike will only seek to rise as time passes by. In 2016, it was found that India had 375 million internet users, of which 303 million were mobile internet users. Growth of internet facilities will only propel the mobile usage in India and other countries in the future.
Mobile revolution boosts E-commerce: Mobile phones have become the most preferred e-commerce channel as many online shoppers access multi-channel retailers through a digital channel. Online shoppers are also open to communications from retailers on their mobile devices.
The ongoing mobile revolution has given more and more technology in the hands of the consumer. A large number of Smartphone users look for product reviews, coupons and reductions prior to purchasing anything frequently while in-store – a consumer trend in shopping, fueled by social networking.
All in One Apps: As stated before, a piece of hardware is only ever as good as the software that runs it. Currently, it is estimated there are over 750k different apps available to the consumer. Isn’t it quite amazing? Each app is created in such a way to cater to practically every need of a consumer. The idea behind such apps is to make a consumer’s workflow and processes simpler. And that’s what each of apps seek to achieve.
But a new trend seen these days is the creation of one app that caters to all needs. The conception of all in one apps has been seen as an advantage today since it would reduce the time taken to actually search for specific service apps. These service apps for example cater to many needs such as providing laundry or plumbing services. In India, mobile application developers have been working in tandem with such organizations to bring these convenience apps to the table so that consumers don’t really have to need to download multiple service apps. Mobile application developers can be grateful as well since most Indian retailers have joined the push for mobile applications.
Today, more and more apps are rolled out like hot cakes. The need for speed these days has only advocated for such development cycles and even in a place like India, mobile application developers cater to such demand.
Mobile Banking/Payments – quick and simple: Working in tandem with the previous trend, mobile technology today allows for bills and payments to be made on-the-go. To think that there was a point when one had to walk to an office, stand in line to pay a phone bill, it has now become so quick and simple.
Another important point of this new system has opened the highway for ‘digital payments’, reducing use of currency, which has many advantages for a countries economy.
Digital Wearable Technology: Wearable technology has seen a steady rise in the west over last year and has also made its way to the eastern side of the globe.
The advent of wearable technology such as the Apple Watch only widens the prospect for more creative apps. This new form of technology has been a hit since its inception and is begging for something new to push it even further. It is a dream come true for mobile application developers.
Currently focused more towards the fitness market, we expect to see the wearable world expand away from this, focusing more on health, physical security and mobile payments in the coming years.
Everything in the clouds: When people first started talking about “the cloud,” the excitement generally reserved for developers and web geeks. But it’s now becoming more common place in the lives of everyone.
Cloud app services have been around for a while now and have only grown more prominent with time. The need for storage facilities on-the-go has been a distant dream in the past but is now seen as somewhat of a necessity. This is especially the case with those who are constantly working on the fly and are in need of a quick storage facility.
In fact, approximately 90% of internet users globally are already on the cloud, even if they don’t realize it, which can be a lifesaver in terms of backup and accessibility.
It’s also been estimated that traffic to the cloud from mobiles will grow further at a rate of 63% between now and 2018. This is partly due to the rise of cross platform apps and wearable technology. It’s going to be more important for developers to focus on the ability to integrate and sync our apps on multiple devices and the cloud offers a solution to this.
Streaming Technology: Streaming technology has been tossed around a lot in the past and has been seen as a major trend of late that will only seek to increase in stature. More and more as people opt for mobile experiences, so will be the increase in the use of streaming technology.
Everyone today wants to be entertained. Whether at home or on the move, advancements in both internet and mobile based technologies have made it possible for people to stream all their services at any time. Be it Music or Video experiences, applications such as sound cloud and YouTube have made such experiences possible. What’s incredible is that such services are constantly optimized by mobile application developers to provide the best experience possible consuming the least bandwidth. The trend has only been growing of late and will only continue to do so.
Cross Platform Functionality: This is another major trend these days. It is no secret that consumers today own more than one product in terms of mobile based technology. Personal Computing experiences have changed with the introduction of tabs that have been created and removing the need for performance laptops. The same applies to all iDevices. For example, the creation of the newly released iWatch only adds to Apples growing ecosystem.
Now there are more cross platform apps available than ever before, fulfilling a range of services. There are productivity tools like Evernote, which helps you take down all sorts of notes in different formats – from text to pictures and voice notes. However, this app’s main benefit is its cross-platform nature.
You can boost your productivity across your mobile, tablet and desktop, as each thing you choose to note down is accessible on the web, your Windows or Mac, your Android or iOS device and of course your tablet.
Conclusion: Mobile phones from its inception till now is very much worth a detailed research. From using it for simple voice communication to SMs, MMS, with additional functions, usage of Apps, with more efficient Smart phones, a mobile revolution taking the online shopping and e-commerce to greater heights, mobile banking, mobile payments using credit / debit cards and its future growth has become an ‘unpredictable challenge’ to everyone.