2014 is crucial in many ways. This year will witness significant changes in the technology front. We all have certain common questions in mind – Who will challenge Apple and Samsung in smartphones? Will Apple continue to rule in US? When will iWatch be launched? How Google Glass’s commercial launch will impact the world of wearables? Would we finally say good bye to plastic money? What will happen to Blackberry? So on and so forth.
There is only one thing that is absolute – smartphones will rule the scene in 2014 and will be one of the major considerations for businesses while making technology investments.
Websites to regain their popularity as Mobile Web AppsSeems like we have come full circle. We started with websites, moved on to mobile apps and now we are back to mobile web apps, which are essentially mobile optimized websites.Mobile app development in the enterprise sector will be dominated by hybrid mobile apps and mobile web apps powered by HTML5.
The world of Wearable AppsGoogle Glass did come with a bang! Though no signs of iWatch yet, let’s hope Apple will not disappoint us either. Galaxy Gear smartwatches from Samsung, Pebble smartwatch, Sony Core etc. will constitute to the global wearable tech market that is expected to reach $4.6 billion this year. A new era of wearable apps is all set to explode in 2014 shaking up the world of mobile app development.
The rise of MBaaSDid anyone see that coming? Interestingly, yes! If you closely observe some of the recent tech acquisitions, you will know. The growth in enterprise mobility will accelerate the development and release of mobile apps exponentially. With mobile becoming the primary source of engagement for businesses, connecting apps directly to the enterprise backend systems or web tier will distort the agility of the ecosystem. That’s exactly when businesses will turn towards MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) providers for mobile backend management solutions as they streamline the backend connections and bring in a consistency across all the mobile apps using backend services.
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