Mobile app development has been on the rise for a decade now. As opposed to what was assumed, it was not a dream which fizzled out, but a trend which shattered the glass ceiling. According to Statistica, there were 2.1 billion smartphone users in the world (in 2016) and the revenue generated by mobile apps was about 60 billion dollars. By the year 2019, it is believed that the number of smartphone users will be 2.5 billion if not more.
Mobile app culture is something all smartphone users have got accustomed to, from their wide range of virtual or augmented reality to location based services. They are used on a daily basis for something as simple as ordering groceries to booking cabs to even planning vacations. These apps are not only efficient but also customise preferences as per each user.
The past year alone is said to have witnessed about 27 billion mobile app downloads. This upward trend of mobile apps has made the developers come up with renewed novelties to keep up with the current trend and user’s interests.
The year 2019 will witness innovation of existing apps, going a notch higher and giving the mobile developers more mobility to focus on app niceties. Let us take a look at which mobile app development trends will enrich the realm and directly impact the industry in the following year:
“The only constant in life is change” – Heraclitus
In today’s day and age, business scenes are constantly evolving to keep up with the dynamic changes, in the environment. We can see digital technologies are changing the facade of business at an exponential rate. Organizations need to keep up with these changes in order to survive and grow. An organizations IT strategy is vital to its business strategynow more than ever.
Digital technology has reached a point of omnipresence and it is no longer optional for a company to be digital or not. The world has had over 4 billion internet users in 2018 alone. Studies have shown that there will be a growth of nearly 800% in mobile data usage in the next year or two.
In such scenarios, a digital transformation is paramount in the company’s vision for its future and growth.
What is a digital transformation?
“The way out of these difficult times is not cost cutting. It is to innovate and embrace digital transformation.” – Steve Jobs (Apple Co-founder).
Digital transformation is integrating digital technology, into all areas of business, which fundamentally changes how you operate and deliver value to customers. Digital transformation, in other words business transformation, is driven by technology innovation, customer behaviour, demand and satisfaction and external environmental factors.
“Imagine if the line between the virtual and the real simply didn’t exist.
Your classroom could become the cosmos.
The past could be as vivid as the present.
And the familiar could look like nothing you’ve ever seen.”
The expectation from the tech world has increased rapidly in the past few years. The millennial users want to experience the world by living within four walls. They want an experience that could get them to the edge of the seat while playing a game or take them into virtual worlds.
Apple has recently released iOS 11 that gives the user the experience of augmented reality. Apple’s SDK – ARKit has moved beyond simple 2D camera overlays and moved on to 3D images that uses visual inertial odometry.
What does visual odometry do? It estimates the position of a moving camera in three dimensions relative to its starting position, i.e. it tracks a bunch of interest points (corner-like pixels in an image) across images in a video and uses 3D projective geometry to estimate their relative positions.
It is said that ARKit could give Google a run for their money and take Apple to the next level when it comes to giving the user an augmented reality experience on their phone.
Our economy today is made up of more multinational companies than ever before. However, due to the unsettled economic times facing us, one of the fundamental problems for a company has been how to sustain itself and grow. Most companies struggle with this i.e. how to ensure low production costs and high quality products and profits.
Have you been mulling about outsourcing your company operations to other business providers? Usually this is very beneficial as it reduces the long term investment in infrastructure, thus reducing costs. However, it is very important to ensure strategic relationships are set up keeping in mind the state of affairs of both parent and partner companies. According to Forbes, there are approximately 300,000 jobs outsourced by the United States each year.