Each day Mobile app developers are trying out new techniques to make mobile experience better for the users. There are dozens of enhancement happening in the Mobile application development world. Mobile technologies are moving forward at a faster pace than that of the industry as a whole. More exciting and user friendly mobile apps are getting developed. Following are few important trends which will bring more mobile functionality and interactive mobile interfaces in the mobile computing world.
1. Location-based services:
Location-based services offer many opportunities for smartphone users. Main advantage is mobile users don’t have to manually specify ZIP codes or other location identifiers to use location-based services.
Location based services are also taking into consideration user’s gender, age, personal interest etc to give more personalized service. Such location based services are a key trends in mobile computing.
2. Mobile Social Networking:
More and more people are accessing their social network from smartphones, according to a recent study by NM Incite 37 percent of social media users in the United States access content from their mobile devices, with social networking apps ranking at No. 3 among the most used smartphone apps. Thus mobile social networking has become a key factor in recent mobile app developments
3. Mobile search:
Mobile search is increasing its share in overall search queries. People are accessing web through mobile devices than PCs. One big advantage the new generations of smartphones have over PCs in terms of search advertising. Mobile app developers need to use this mobile search phenomenon wisely in their apps, they should allow the user to take action based on the search result like, buying a ticket, fixing an appointment, placing an order etc.
4. Mobile commerce:
Mobile commerce or M-commerce as it is popularly known as, is on the rise these days almost about to surpass the e-commerce. With the latest technological boom happening with HTML5, more flexible and unique features can be added in a mobile app along with just checking in the store online and placing the order, now user can place the order simply by taking a photo of an item code or bar code in a physical store.
5. Object recognition:
Object recognition technology enables users to scan and instantly recognize objects such as packaged goods, soda cans, money, CDs, and landmarks like signs and store fronts. The current advanced versions of smarphones have increased sensor and processing capability to scan and recognize users surroundings ad object of interests. In the coming days users will rely on Object Recognition capabilities along with cameras and other communication tools.