Any smartphone user in the current social paradigm understands the vitality of a mobile app. Short for application, apps have seemingly transformed the meaning of mobility. Gone are the days when a mobile device was used solely for making calls or receiving text messages. It is now a one-stop gateway to a whole world of information sharing and real-time communication.
A software program especially designed and developed for a platform or a web application running via HTML5 support has put a lot of weight on the feasibility of mobility solutions. Whether it is a social app, an information-based application, a game or a real-time map, each application has found it’s dominating place among society at large. Moreover, these mobility solutions have also taken the enterprise by storm, giving a huge boost to the overall architecture. Business processes are becoming more efficient, with most of the workflow either moving towards mobility or running in the cloud. The location constraints that were previously a given are now a thing of the past.
But the biggest question in the mind of all technology evangelists across the globe is now that mobility has become the core of all user engagement – where is it headed in the near future? The answer lies in the way millions and millions of applications are used every day. Initially considered as simply a luxury of being able to make calls from anywhere and at anytime, mobile phones have now become the need of the hour.
With bigger screens and powerful processors, smartphones have definitely entered the ecosystem of desktop computing. By leveraging upon location independence, they definitely have an edge in the overall computing sector. Combined with the cloud, mobility surely has gone light years ahead of desktop computing with large enterprise applications being run in the cloud with the help of SaaS (software as a service). Mobile app developers have also benefited with the mobile cloud as they are able to provide core data synchronisation so that users are able to access their data on multiple devices.
The app has definitely become the modern incarnation of the internet and web pages. Rather than simply opening a website link, end user interaction has become faster and more intuitive with mobile applications.
The next frontier for mobile applications will definitely take a turn as new breeds of mobile devices come into existence. This includes wearable technology which gives a more personalised interaction. As more and more users become accustomed to mobile technology, it will definitely become the mainstream ecosystem of overall computing and mobile applications will become the main source of information sharing.
Author John Ashmit is a 9 am. to 5 pm. worker, employed in a Mobile Apps Development Company in New York. He is happy married, with 2 children, and says “life is good”. He loves creativity and enjoys experimenting with various techniques in both print and web. He possesses a good amount of knowledge about enterprise mobility solutions. Review writing, application writing and interviews all come under his niche. You can contact him on Facebook or Twitter