Mobile

Trends In Mobile Application Development

Trends In Mobile Application Development

iOS and Android still dominate the landscape, with Windows Mobile and BlackBerry trailing behind. But 2014 will see the growth of new mobile OSes, such as Mozilla’s mobile Firefox OS, a mobile Ubuntu OS, and Sailfish, a proprietary OS created by former Nokia engineers. Many of these new OSes are aimed at creating smartphones inexpensive enough to reach all economic levels, and phase out feature phones entirely. More Processing Power to Play With Apple stepped up its game by releasing its 5S iPhone with a chip that has a 64-bit processor, leaving other phone and chip makers scrambling to catch up. Both Qualcomm and Samsung have promised to deliver chips with comparable processing power during 2014. And when they do, mobile app developers will have quite a bit more power to play with when designing apps for new mobile devices. More Multi-screen Use Experts are predicting that in 2014, people will own even more mobile devices, not fewer — up from 5.7 devices per home in 2013 to 6 or more devices per home in 2014. And users will be looking for exceptional experiences on each device. We’ve just recently started seeing new kinds of mobile devices, or wearable’s, such as smart glasses and smart watches. Although it might still be awhile before wearable devices start going mainstream, mobile developers will need to be aware of performance issues on each new type of device and screen. More Kinds of Connected Objects Google just recently bought smart appliance maker Nest, after Nest released a smoke detector controlled entirely by a smartphone app. Samsung also recently released a washing machine controlled by WiFi. In addition to smart TVs and video game consoles, household appliances, as technology improves and companies start to play with the possibilities of the ‘Internet of Things.’ Currently, according to a survey from Vserv.mobi, 47 percent of the mobile developer base is comprised of indie developers. But indie developers and smaller companies may have trouble keeping up with the ever-increasing fragmentation problem, and being able to optimize their mobile apps for enough devices. The trade-off is that for each new device and OS that an app needs to be optimized for, there’s also a potential for new revenue to be gained. We may see an increase in partnerships, mergers, and hiring for indie developer shops, to help cope with the demand. The enterprise is continuing to invest heavily in mobile, and Apple is expected to fill the gap that BlackBerry has left. Enterprise apps also tend to generate way more revenue than consumer apps, so this might be a good opportunity to stake a claim to all that cash on the table, especially for Apple enterprise app developers. Using third-party services (like Parse and Appcelerator) to assist in mobile app development efforts will free up precious developer time, allowing them to focus their efforts on serving their customer base with amazing user-experiences. And of course excellent app performance will continue to be the key factor in enabling app developers to stay ahead of the competition, so mobile app performance monitoring tools will play a key role in keeping customers loyal.

Author

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

To keep yourself upgraded with the latest web and mobile app development updates click here.

You might also like

Connect with us

About Webclues

WebClues Infotech is a complete Web & Mobile Solution provider based in USA, INDIA & UK. We help you to define your business processes and accelerate growth and potential by designing efficient solutions.

Learn More

Our Portfolio

WebClues Infotech is ready with the IT support and expertise you need to make your IT projects work better for you and allow you to stay focused on running your business.

Hi! Ping Us

Contacting us is the first step towards success.

+ =

secure-iconWe respect your privacy and do not tolerate spam and will never sell rent lease or give away your information (name, address, email, etc) to any third party. Nor will we send you unsolicited email

Regional Contact Info

We can give you the Wings to Fly. Contact us now!

USA

USA

Delaware

8 The Green, Dover DE, 19901, USA

New Jersey

513 Baldwin Ave, Jersey City,
NJ 07306, USA

California

4701 Patrick Henry Dr. Building
26 Santa Clara, California 95054

India

India

Ahmedabad

1007-1010, Signature-1,
S.G.Highway, Makarba,
Ahmedabad, GUJARAT 380051

Rajkot

1308 - The Spire, Near Parijat Party Plot-Sheetalpark, 150 Feet Ring Rd,
Manharpura 1, Madhapar, Rajkot, GUJARAT 360007

Australia

Australia

Queensland

120 Highgate Street, Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Queensland 4108

UK

UK

London

85 Great Portland Street, First
Floor, London, W1W 7LT

Canada

Canada

Burlington

5096 South Service Rd,
ON Burlington
L7l 4X4