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.

Vensi Inc is Specialized in developing latest mobile applications using IoT, for more information contact us at vensi.com/contact_us

Smartphones with IoT Apps are the Best Gateways for Remote Monitoring & Data collection

In 2016 the Internet of Things surpassed many predictions in the number of devices that would be connected to the internet, it was estimated that there would be anywhere between 6 to 7 trillion devices connected worldwide. Recently released statistics report the number to be more like 22 billion connected devices worldwide.

The shift in the Internet of Things and connected devices is affecting every major industry whether it’s industrial, commercial or residential, these connected devices represent a new channel through which data flows in both directions providing invaluable data to all sectors of business. This data is crucial for any business as they can now analyze data in real-time and make decisions that will change the operations to be not only more profitable but create more streamlined, and efficient workflows.

Smartphones with IoT Apps are best gateways for monitoring & data collection

The area of business that will also take advantage of the Internet of Things and the data received will be the marketers, this will provide them with a huge opportunity to measure and track people’s spending habits in many different environments. In the retail industry, there is a huge opportunity with beacon technology to send personalized campaigns to individuals based on their spending history, it’s also a chance to build a relationship with frequent shoppers. Mobile devices play a major role in assisting with collecting data in not only these types of commercial scenarios but in an industrial setting as well.

The smartphone is not widely considered and IoT device by most people, but it is actually on of the first IoT devices available to the general public across the world. The smartphone has always played a very important role in IoT, communicating data with Wifi and Cellular at first then other standards like Bluetooth, which is now one of the major enablers to communicating data from sensors to the internet.

Nowadays phones are equipped with a huge array of sensors, from proximity, light, accelerometer, gyroscopic sensors, NFC, location, and much more, some phones have as many as 10 sensors. These sensors provide a huge amount of data in unstructured and structured forms. With the rise of IoT in all industries, the smartphone has become a major player. Companies are now focused on mobile applications built specifically for IoT and communicating data.

Smartphones will continue to play an important role in IoT particular where there is a need to collect data around human interaction and sensor information from IoT. Smartphones that are equipped with Wifi, Bluetooth and NFC will continue to communicate and control applications and many different use cases for IoT. The mobile devices will eventually be the primary user interface for applications as they provide real-time data to be manipulated on site, which will increase efficiency and consumer relationships.

As a part of the IoT ecosystem, mobile devices play an important part in streamlining the collection, management and use of the data generated. The early adopters are seeing that by taking advantage of already existing technology like the smartphone is expediting their IoT initiatives and helping to bring their solutions to market faster.

Vensi Inc solution Blueapp.io has been focused on IoT industrial solutions using mobile apps to gather the data and present it on a smartphone dashboard and web, for many different industries to deploy the best smartphone solutions for IoT.

Top New Trends in Mobile App Development

Top New Trends in Mobile App Development

The mobile app development industry is continuing to evolve every year. We saw tremendous changes in mobile app development in recent years. The mobile app market has matured from smartphones to wearable devices to the Internet of Things.

Here are the top new trends for mobile app development:

Wearable Technology: Wearables are the biggest innovation in technology since the smartphone. Mobile apps for wearable devices are mostly focused on consumers This includes watches along with the fitness and health care industry devices

A lot more users are using their personal wearables at the workplace. So, enterprises have been encouraged to use wearable devices to improve productivity and efficiency. There are many industries like the fashion and textile industries that are looking to adopt wearable technology to increase their business operations. Enterprise mobile apps for wearable devices can provide remarkable productivity benefits to their businesses. So, mobile app development companies are moving their focus from smartphones to wearable device apps for enterprises.

Mobile Payments: Since 2014, there has been a huge change in retail ecommerce sales made on smartphones and this trend is expected to continue as more consumers adapt to m-commerce.

Mobile pay also is becoming popular instead of using credit cards at retail stores. This trend started with big companies introducing payment methods like Google Wallet and Apple Pay. The mobile payment system provides many opportunities for developers to build apps to make the transactions process easier without the need for cards or cash.

The Internet of Things: Most devices are connected to the internet now, and more people are connecting multiple devices via smartphones. The demand for Internet of Things solutions and rapid development of smartphone users provided the opportunity for app developers to focus on mobile applications that to connect multiple connected devices through a smartphone app. This is making local monitoring and control possible for an IoT solution.

Tremendous advancements in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other wireless network technologies helps businesses to connect consumer devices via mobile apps at any time and from anywhere.

Big Data Analytics: As the smartphone, wearable and IoT markets grow, the need of data analytics and app performance tracking also grows. Most companies are focusing on big data analytics to manage data effectively. Mobile app developers are also starting to focus on adding different data collection features in their mobile apps in order to get more insights and functional metrics to meet customer expectations.

Enterprise Apps: Many large enterprises leverage mobile app development platforms to deploy mobile apps across their organizations. This year, enterprise app stores are expected to emerge to allow B2B application exchanges in the business world. Due to this, app developers have a tremendous opportunity to build and manage enterprise mobile apps.

Cloud Apps: Cloud technology has been playing a key role in mobile app development for the last two years. With the increase in the usage of the internet, smartphones, and tablets,  the Internet of Things lets app developers integrate and sync features in their apps with the help of the cloud. This keeps all the data in sync on multiple devices and can be accessed by the user. The rapid deployment of multiple apps on multiple smart devices is the main reason to increase the demand for cloud app development tools.

Beacon service: Many businesses have already started adopting beacons to create smart retail experiences and offer better information for it’s customers We expect this trend to continue this year.

Beacon technology is shaping the boundaries between online and offline in the retail, advertising and other communicating service industries. As we know, Apple’s iBeacon and Google’s Eddystone communicates with their network to share information when the customers are nearby.

At Vensi, we are one of the leading innovative mobile app development solutions providers. We are always looking for emerging new trends for consumer and enterprise mobile apps development to provide a better business solution for our clients.