The Future of Mobile Application
Mobile Application Development
The basic Mobile applications can be categorized as Native apps and
Web apps. Native apps are downloaded to our devices, and engineered
specifically for Android, iOS and other mobile platforms. Web apps are
written in HTML5 and related Web technologies and are housed on the
Web to run across all mobile platforms and devices.
Comparison of Developer experiences.
In terms of market and developer revenues the clear winner is Native
Mobile App development, if you do not want to miss the 25$ Billion
Mobile Apps Development market (Gartner Prediction for 2013).
Smartphone owners are expected to download about 56 billion
applications this year, reports ABI Research. Of the 56 billion app
downloads, approximately 32.5 billion, or 58% of them, will go to
Android smartphones. Apple iPhone owners will download 18.5 billion
apps, representing about 33% of the 56 billion total. The rest of 9%
market is shared between Microsoft and Blackberry platform.
The gaming industry has experienced a considerable shift in the past few
years. Online and social games have emerged as massive markets
showing explosive growth in the form of mobile gaming. Current gaming
market is dominated by Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and
Nintendo. As the news started pouring that Google and other gaming
companies are developing game consoles based on Android platform,
the key players has got stunned and started looking in to options to make
their consoles more versatile and gaming interactive. Now Microsoft has
started making Android/iOS games and we expect other key players to
follow suit. Remember Video game industry is a 66$ Billion market
However, with growing smartphone and tablet markets and increasing
advances in mobile device development, Android and iOS devices are
becoming the systems of choice for many handheld gaming enthusiasts.
Hundreds of volunteers are working in mobile development. Android
and iOS smartphones, portable media players, and tablets have most of
the essential features of portable gaming devices – touch screens,
motion sensors, accelerometers, and fast graphics, in addition to
functioning as phones, contact managers coupled with wireless
interfaces for Internet access. One more advantage is that Android and
iOS users don’t need to go to a store to get titles they can browse and
download games anywhere from either App Store or Android Market.
Developers knowledge upgrading is a basic requirement in the present
fast growing world. Changes are constant in this world and we need to
ride on the changes.
Startups and established technology companies alike are coming to
realize the value of selling mobile solutions to the enterprise. Developers
must widen their knowledge on Mobile ERP, Cloud computing, Cross
Platform development, HTML5, and designer skillset.
The current areas of innovative Mobile Technologies are Financial
Services, Government agencies, Call center, Hospitality, Healthcare
Providers, Retail, Construction, Manufacturing Industry, energy / Power,
Events Management, Logistics, Telecommunication, Consulting, Military,
Law Enforcement, Agriculture, Transportation, Real Estate, Freelancers,
and the list goes on. Emerging market for Mobile CRM/ERP and the
service areas are virtually limitless.
The future certainly looks bright where mobile application development
is concerned, and it doesn’t seem like the technological advances made
in the past several years are showing any signs of slowing down.