Mobile technology keeps on growing and touches new height everyday. Not a single day passes by when there is not a single new update in the mobile development sector. Look how far we came from using a brick sized mobile phone with an aerial, to pocket sized smart phones carrying application for almost all daily activities. We are texting, using social media to be in touch with friends and family, even paying bills online and carrying office work through mobile. Smart phones, tablets are part of our daily routine. We rely heavily on such technology these days. So, we have come up with 5 current trends in mobile technology that would be very important for the future of mobile technology.
The following trends are very important for future mobile technology and they would have a huge impact on the industry.
Here is the complete list:
One of the most important and very widely acclaimed trend in the market is, context. The context makes the operations easier along with many other advantages. With the increase in demand of context, many companies have started to make more context friendly applications. Advertisement is not the only way to connect with customers these days, context is the other one. Google came up with Google now, and Apple introduced IBeacons. These are some of the context aware technologies used in the current market.
Inexpensive Smart phones
The demand of expensive phones in many countries is taking its toll, but on the contrary the demand of inexpensive phones is rising. People are looking for cheap smart phones that provide the same user interface. Also, the competition in the market is one of the reasons. The competing companies are coming up with cheaper phones with same features, than the likes of Apple or Samsung. So, the users are moving towards more cheaper yet same effective options. Even Apple has to come up with entry level IPhones and IPads to compete in the market.
Work Efficient Applications
The days are far behind when the use of the phone was just to chat and use social media applications. Now a days ,more and more people are using their phones for work too. Applications like Google calender, Dropbox, Work+ and many other productive applications are hot in the market. So, in future, you can expect more rise in the development of productivity apps rather than just fun and interactive apps.
IOT (Internet Of Things)
This concept has been discussed since two decades now. Objects, people and even animals are provided with unique identifiers and such, devices will keep a track of them and will help them transfer data over the internet without any human to human OR human to computer interaction. For example a sensor in the car will notify the driver when the tire pressure is low or there is a failure in the mechanism. Belkin WeMo is one of the popular device in this category. It can control the lamp or blender in your house with the help of smartphone. The use of such devices is still not made public, but the sensors around us are growing with a higher rate and we can expect a big change in near future.
One of the biggest concerns with the rise and growth in the mobile industry would be security. As a matter of fact, we will need more updates in the security sector as more and more people are using mobile to pay bills, shop online, send and receive emails even manage bank accounts. Apple incorporated touch ID to unlock the IPhone. With touch ID, online payment and shopping became more secure. Android is working on ‘Find my mobile’ and ‘Reactivation lock’ for more enhanced anti theft measures.
To conclude, all the above mentioned trends will revolutionize the mobile technology and if you are designing a mobile development strategy for the future make sure you include above mentioned trend. Hope we have covered some basic trends. We are open for suggestion and feedbacks, so if you have any don't hesitate to write in the comment box below.