The rapid growth of mobile technology means that, year on year, smartphones and tablets diversify in terms of capability and functionality.
If the past two decades and newly emerging trends in tech are anything to go by, the future is going to be a very interesting place.
Find out about some of the trends that have begun to arise in mobile technology. We are sure you will agree that we are in for exciting times.
Connect Everything to the Internet
The so-called Internet of Things has led to the development of mobile apps for all sorts of, well, things.
With fridges, home security systems, garden irrigation systems, toasters, TVs, motor vehicles’ on-board computers, and all manner of other appliances and devices getting connected to the Internet, apps to access and control it all have become a necessity.
All indications are that this trend is set to continue.
Chatbots On the Rise
According to Fjord’s Trends Report for 2017, another emerging trend in mobile tech is that of more intelligent chatbots. What may be expected in the near future are bots able to identify emotion and context.
The report goes as far to predict that, within three years’ time, people will communicate with chatbots more than they will with their own partners.
Business Meets Augmented Reality
The unprecedented hit mobile game Pokémon GO! attracted the world’s attention to augmented reality. While many conversations about it at the time focussed on its online casino NZ and other gaming possibilities, the business world began to wake up to the potential of AR.
Another emerging mobile tech trend is that more and more businesses will begin to include AR in not only the apps and other services they offer customers, but within the day-to-day running of those businesses.
Architects, interior designers, and others could use AR mobile tech in a way that most now use computer-generated artist’s impressions. Other developers could use mobile AR tech to build digital models of their designs.
Services Based On Location
A significant emerging mobile technology trend is that of services and instant messaging that is based on users’ locations.
We already saw some businesses start driving this in 2016, when they began sending out adverts, information, and promotional material to customers based on their geographic location.
Such tech trends could pave the way to ever-greater customer engagement, whether those customers are at home or away.
Mobile Meets Artificial Intelligence and Education
While e-commerce apps tend to be the ones behind the AI push, educational apps such as those that offer children mathematics exercises or language lessons have also added impetus to the trend.
The emerging trend has already led to significant developments in analytics, translation software, and other tools.
Mobile Security Trends
Mobile security is another emerging trend worth taking note of. As our lives have become more and more connected to our smartphones and tablets, so more and more of our personal and other details been become connected to them as well.
It is comforting to note that developers are considering various mobile security options, whether that be to improve hacking detection or to develop remote wipes that can remove user’s personal details from their devices remotely, if need be.