There’s no doubt that mobile technology is the fastest growing tech in the world. This momentum is one of the reasons why the mobile world is constantly changing and evolving faster than almost every other tech sector like desktop and web technologies.
Just remind yourself how the first line of smartphones was – the features they had, the screen size, image quality etc. Now take a look at the smartphone you have with you now.
Smartphones today come packed with a plethora of features and advanced technologies; some of which many mobile users aren’t even aware of. But this isn’t going to matter as the mobile world is headed to another revolution 3-5 years from now. That is what we are going to explore in this blog.
So here are factors that are directly tied to the impending transformation of the mobile world.
Competition to stay ahead
Brands competing to stay ahead of the curve isn’t anything new. But when it comes to mobile technologies, many smartphone brands are consistently trying to appear more innovative with features that other brands can’t replicate. For instance, a few years ago, Xiaomis and Huaweis were overshadowed by Samsungs and LGs. But now, those brands that were left far behind are praised for being trendy and better equipped than their more popular rivals. Meanwhile big brands like Nokia and Sony are apparently losing the race.
As smaller brands get the limelight for innovating, we can expect smartphones and mobile devices to offer better features at lower price tags.
Foldable mobile phones
Foldable mobile phone is not just a concept anymore. It’s a reality. As smartphones and mobile devices with bigger screens start selling like hot cakes, foldable phones are going to trigger a major revolution in the mobile world. While manufacturers compete to deliver the best quality on big screens and still retain mobility, the arrival of foldable phones will force them to change their approach.
When you want to text or call a person, you can fold these phones into standard smartphone size. And when you want to watch videos or play games, the phone can be turned into a tablet instantly. It may look like you are bending the phone’s screen, but it somehow works. However, the foldable phone tech still has some defects that need fixing. So it’ll take a little longer for these category of mobile devices to hit the market. Nevertheless, foldable phones will bring in some major changes impacting even the mobile app development industry.
Google’s Android was a phenomenal success and a revolutionary operating system that was quick to dominate the mobile technologies sector. After a plethora of upgrades, Android is now at Android Pie; almost at the end of its journey. Though the OS was great, it needed some polishing. Google seems to have realized it too. But instead of working on Android, the tech giant is seemingly working on a brand new OS named Fuchsia.
Google shared a repo of Fuchsia on GitHub so people can take a look at the code. The first glimpse of Fuchsia indicates that it’s nothing like Android, and many sources have started claiming that the OS is not just for smartphones but will work on Chromebooks and other Google-related devices.
Flutter is touted as a convincing cross-platform solution that allows an app developer to build an app having a single codebase, and launch the app on both the App Store and the Play Store in a very small amount of time. Flutter is expected to make app development cheaper which means more businesses will be able to afford great mobile apps.
Progressive Web Apps
Progressive Web Apps or PWAs have been around for a while but surprisingly not gaining a lot of momentum despite its potential. PWAs are basically web-based mobile apps featuring the best of both worlds. Unlike websites that require a stable internet connection to process certain requests, PWAs are quite unique as they are essentially websites with the traits of mobile apps.
This means it can send push notifications just like an app, has an internal cache just like an app, and can be launched from the desktop just like an app. Slow web-browsers, cookies, and pesky popups with ads are not going to be a problem anymore with PWAs. With more businesses realizing its potential, PWAs will soon make a major comeback.
The mobile world is seemingly headed to an interesting evolution, and apps will certainly play bigger roles while being a fundamental part of businesses. Each evolution of the mobile world would impact mobile app development which is why it’s important to form partnerships with organizations that are up-to-date with everything surrounding mobile and mobile apps. You can rely on AOT to build a personalized, enterprise-grade mobile app and help your business leverage it effectively. Talk to us to get started.Image created by rawpixel.com – www.freepik.com