Smartphones & Mobile Apps are Playing Dominant Role in Daily Life

Smartphones and Mobile apps are becoming more useful as the year’s pass, we have gone from simply being able to make phone calls, to now making retail purchases, and using smartphones as gateways. Some smartphones are planned to have 4K displays, OLED touch screens, and upgraded 5.0 Bluetooth and processors with 10nm technology, which essentially gives users a computer that fits in the palm of their hands.

Smartphones and mobile applications are quickly becoming the most valued technology tool of the day. Being able to stay in touch with your office by having the ability to read emails, instant messages to co-workers, and video conferencing, while on the go, smartphones are playing a role in education with high school and college students by having online connectivity to assignments and lectures, we are also seeing that smartphones are playing a big role in wireless connectivity and communication with beacons and IoT solutions.

Smartphones & Mobile Apps are Playing Dominant Role in Daily Life

Mobile applications are also becoming more user-friendly for just about every sector of business, businesses are realizing that desktop computers are being replaced with smartphones with certain demographics, like Millennials or Generation Y, they use their smartphones as their computers. Having the ability to perform many different kinds of functions on handheld devices, that functions almost like a computer is a great benefit to not only the business person, but to students, and everyone else.

Areas where Smartphones & Mobile apps are making big impacts in 2017:

IoT SolutionsThe Internet of Things is growing rapidly as more industries are seeing the benefits of remote connectivity and control, using smartphones and mobile apps to collect data, and send that data to the cloud, also using the smartphone as a gateway to transfer and receive data.

Mobile Payment – Mobile payments are being used to purchase retails products worldwide, with faster processing, product comparison, and cheaper credit cards fees, this will undoubtedly grow in 2017 as sales and use had milestones in 2016. Some retail business is available only in Mobile Apps not in Web.

Gaming & Entertainment – Gaming is taking full advantage of the technology behind smartphones, with the increased processors and displays, you now can play very complicated games on smartphones; it’s also taking Virtual Reality to a new level with VR Gear.

Customer Engagement – With smartphone and beacon technology retailers are able to directly communicate with consumers based on their previous purchase history, directing them to certain discounted items previously purchased or items they may be interested in.

Wearables –  Wearables like Smartwatches, Wristbands etc., are using Mobile Apps for better communication to do daily activities with IoT solutions using the cloud, sensors to track, analyze the data of personal activities related to health, entertainment & business. Wearables will play an important role in 2017 through mobile apps with Bluetooth, voice recognition.

As the technology with smartphones gets more enhanced and mobile applications become even more user-friendly, we will see the use of smartphones grow even more.

The use cases for owning a smartphone and for business to develop applications for these phones to make people’s lives easier is a no-brainer on both sides whether you own a smartphone or you’re a business looking to attract new customers, there is no doubt that smartphones and mobile applications will change business, social interaction, and productivity in everyday life.

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Web Payment API allows Chrome to make mobile payments easier

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People despise filling out web forms on PC’s as well as mobile devices, Chrome introduced an Autofill feature for their browser to make this easier for users by auto-completing the fields in the web forms based on a chrome user Autofill profile.

Google recently introduced two new APIs for the smartphone version of Chrome. Credential Management API makes it easier to keep track of multiple login information from Chrome’s mobile browser. Though Chrome’s app has had password-management features for some time, the new tool makes logging in even simpler. This chrome API enables chrome users to sign in with just one tap. When a user signs into Chrome, chrome can sync the user’s passwords across devices and synced passwords can also be shared with any Android apps.

Buying products on the mobile web can be a frustrating experience for every user. Different websites have different flows and validation rules, that requires users to manually type the same set of information again and again. At the same time, it is also a difficult and time-consuming process for developers to create user-friendly checkout flows for different and multiple websites.

A new Web Payment API allows a browser to act as an intermediary between the web store and online buyers and also the payment method or bank, users can complete the checkout process with just one touch. Bank credentials are always necessary to process and confirm a transaction and to process the payment method. So, the buyer can confirm and authorize the payment flow via a browser, and auto-fill their payments and shipping information while in the checkout process from multiple websites.

When the user initiates a payment process while buying a product from a web page, that web page immediately creates a “PaymentRequest API” to make a payment. If a user starts an interaction for the payment request, some kind of user interface will be presented to the user to facilitate the payment request. Here, the Web Payment API allows the chrome browser to exchange information with the “PaymentRequest API”. If the user accepts the payment request, browser approved and returned the required fields, that includes payment method, shipping details, payer email address, and phone number. If above details were already set in the browser, the payment options get passed to the “PaymentRequest API”, then the browser interaction will be complete and the payment process will be processed. If the user does not accept the payment request within the allowed time period, then the request will be aborted.

The mission of the Web Payment API is to make mobile payments easier and more secure on the web browser and provide an intellectual interface between a web page and a Payment method to facilitate a payment transaction, this is expected to streamline the checkout process, reduce shopping cart abandonments and make new payment methods easier on the Web.