Today, the development of mobile applications has stretched to all directions from online games to medical programs and is currently experiencing phenomenal growth with almost 4 million mobile applications launched in the market last year. These new and changing trends in the development of mobile applications will enable entrepreneurs to make their apps closer to the user and more convenient.
The global mobile application services market is dominated by applications for games, social networks, and other such products. However, in recent years, retailers, banks, hotels, clinics, small and medium enterprises have been massively ordering mobile applications for interaction with customers and marketing. In the near future, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will be critical elements of mobile applications. Predictive analytics solutions are already being used by the giants of the technology world, including Facebook, Apple, Google, IBM, and leading app developers. The essence of the predictive analysis in mobile applications is that AI and Machine Learning are very realistic and intelligent scenarios of various processes.
Highly advanced progressive web apps which deliver an almost complete mobile app experience are gaining traction, saving a significant amount of physical storage space within the device. They are designed to run directly from the browser, and once installed on the home screen; it can even run without internet connectivity. Meanwhile, Android Instant apps are providing a new way for mobile app developers and companies to market apps to customers. Instant apps allow users to try a demo version of an app they wish to try through a link, all without the need to install the app.
As more and more consumers move to m-commerce, the increasing popularity of Apple Pay and Google Wallet will facilitate purchases using mobile phones instead of debit or credit cards, driving the necessity to develop a mobile application that can process transactions without the need for physical debit/credit cards or cash. Coupled with wearables that can process payments mobile applications for m-commerce will completely transform the way people make payments. Wearables will also play a vital role in the future of mobile payments and customer loyalty.
Motion sensing apps that are used in security, anti-theft, power-saving and games and location sensing apps for geotagging, vehicle navigation, games are also widely used. Apps exploiting precise indoor location currently use technologies such as Wi-Fi, ultrasonic beacons, imaging, and geomagnetic. In the long run technologies such as smart lighting will also become important. Precise indoor location sensing, combined with mobile applications, will enable a new generation of extremely personalized services and information.
However, with the day-to-day evolution of mobile applications, various organizations are developing innovative solutions and approach to deliver seamless user experience, leveraging multiple layers of technology, analytics, and practices.
With that in mind, in this edition of CIO Advisor APAC magazine, we bring to you “Top 10 Mobile Application Service Providers-2019,” featuring leading solution providers offering ground-breaking mobile application solutions. The companies featured in this issue exhibit profound application development knowledge, and in-depth expertise in delivering innovative technology solutions while improving the efficiency and accuracy of applications.