Future of Mobile solutions
Apple App Store may have more than 600,000 apps right now, but the future of mobile computing is not about stand-alone applications. Certainly, new apps will be invented, but the real innovation will be in the creation of compound apps that transform how we live and work.
Compound mobile applications of the future will connect together not just data, but information and services from multiple industries. Information will no longer reside in silos, such as info from the airline or the restaurant industries, but will be connected together with stored information about your personal preferences to give you a seamless experience.
Since people have their phones or their tablets with them all the time, their location your be aligned with the information about yourself that you make public, such as in social media. Analytics and big data will bring together information about people similar to you, so that if you are traveling through an airport with a 20-minute walk to a gate, your phone will help you choose where to eat dinner based upon personal preferences.
In other words, you will be able to do things you have never done before. Mobile computing will be the connection point to things that have traditioentnally been unrelated.
The most interesting apps of the future will be the ones that blur the lines between industries and improve our quality of life and the quality of how work gets accomplished.
In a related development, mobile currency will be a new way of purchasing things on our smartphones and tablets.
For example, if you check into a flight using the app on your phone right now, and the flight is delayed, the airline may hand you a slip of paper that entitles you to get a snack in the airport. Instead, why not add a monetary credit to your phone to spend for that meal? Or, since I travel a lot, if I have several thousand miles accrued in airline miles, why do I have to pay for a meal on the plane using my credit card? Why can not I spend 500 miles of my 50,000 accrued on a meal?
When I want to buy things, I want to be able to use my phone to pay for them using the most appropriate currency.
As we look at the future roadmap for mobile computing, we can divide businesses into two categories.
One group is extending current business applications and processes. If they have an online web site for commerce, a business will want a mobile app to do the same. They are adding a channel, becoming multichannel, to what they do now. Businesses have to extend their reach in this way to stay competitive.
The other group has started adopting a mobile first position. So of all the possible ways of reaching their employees or customers, companies are now switching to an approach that says, when I do the next application, the first place I am going to use it is for mobile devices. Or if they decide to change an infrastructure, it must support mobile computing first.
As someone who has spent much of his career promoting open technology in computing, I see the need for movement away from proprietary computing to open standards in mobile computing.
When ideas start to be incorporated into things that many people use, or the technology becomes mainstream, there must be standards.
Along those lines of thinking, we very much feel that HTML5 is critical to the success of mobile, versus strictly proprietary technology. We support a hybrid approach of using HTML5 to extend native apps. The hybrid approach allows a developer to optimize the technology that will be used. In fact, we feel that the hybrid is usually the very best approach to developing applications. It allows reuse of existing web skills and builds new, standards based skills for use in development of multiple apps.
A mobile application can transform your mobile device into a business gadget and enable you to connect with your work from anywhere and at any point of time. The Smartphone apps allow the users to execute business tasks, enjoy gaming, music, participate in a meeting and update social sites at the same time, even on the go. The mobile industry is endeavoring to reduce the gap between the personal and work life with the introduction of its numerous useful applications.
Mobile Ecommerce is the next big thing in IT. Therefore, mobile applications have impacted and will continue to impact on businesses in years to come. Instead of using desktops, millions of people across the world are using their Smartphones to access the Web. Therefore, the mobile app developers are focusing more to create applications for Internet-powered palm devices including Mobile Phones, PDAs and Enterprise Digital Assistants. There is a great demand for skilled application developers to design user friendly and dynamic mobile apps for improving business scope by providing great user experience. All in all, the overall mobile application development Industry is quite large and growing, generating revenue for the developers, Operators and the OS platforms. Thus, it is profitable for all the parties involved.
The mobile apps development market is ideal for helping businesses grow and can bring in increased profit and success for many businesses. When thinking about getting a Smartphone apps for your business, it’s best to seek off shore mobile app development services. This is beneficial as employing outsourced developers reduces expenditures of staffing and infrastructure. Outsourcing also offers more dedicated developers with expertise in different fields at competitive rates. It is important to make the developers understand your requirement before they start developing a mobile business app for you, this will help them to design a quality and suitable application for your business that can prove to be good for your business.