To say that mobile phone technology has bought about a paradigm shift in our lives would be an understatement. Mobile phone technology of today completely resonates with superiority, comfort, convenience, and evolution. Technology is evolving at break-neck speed, and mobile technology is no different.
Mobile technology has spearheaded a revolutionary era where you can book tickets, order food, foresee the weather, and download games with just a finger tap. If this isn’t engrossing, then what is? Mobile technology is changing and innovating at a fast pace, and we need to keep abreast with the latest trends. Let’s explore the best that are allowing businesses to formulate a vision for the future.
The layman’s definition of AI or Artificial Intelligence is synonymous with Humanoid robots that one sees on sci-fi movies. Tapping into human awareness or ‘consciousness’ is what Artificial Intelligence scientists are now looking at. Technology think tanks are incorporating voice recognition and pattern recognition technologies into mobile phone apps in a big way.
Voice UI and Graphic UI are offshoots of AI that are gaining popularity. Google, Alexa, and Siri are some of the examples. Voice UI allows the user’s voice to interact with the device and throws back a plethora of information that we would otherwise painstakingly search on google.
Machine learning, an offshoot of AI, has dramatically changed the face of mobile technology. One such example is that of Netflix. Netflix uses advanced and precision-based algorithms to gauge user behavior in order to provide users with more personalized content.
Wearable technologies like smart-watches, fitness trackers, smart jewellery, and wristbands are all set to take centre-stage in the realm of mobile technology. This industry has seen massive growth and unprecedented growth to the tune of 850 million pieces in the year 2020. This unstoppable growth has also seen mobile phone conglomerates integrate it with remarkable ease.
Smartwatches, like the Apple watch, are doing a lot more than just telling time. They can do calculations, tell directions, receive incoming messages, calls, and even give out weather predictions. You can also take selfies and listen to music.
With sedentary habits increasing and obesity becoming a pandemic, fitness trackers are geared to improve your health quotient. They can count calories, monitor your heart rate, count the steps you have climbed and even analyze sleep and exercise patterns. These wearable are more intricate and complex than the run of the mill fitness app on your mobile phone. Devices like, smart jewelry will have sensors embedded in it which will interact with your phone in an ingenious way to give out a wealth of information.
If you are a gaming junkie, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will help you up your gaming potential by several notches. Apple and Google are front runners in creating path defying AR and VR kits in order to create high-quality mobile apps. Google Translate is one of the befitting examples of AR. It allows you to take a snapshot of the text that you do not understand. The AR mechanism then aims to translate it into a language you understand.
VR is set to shake the very foundation of e-commerce through its path-breaking v-commerce technology. It has been rumoured that the e-commerce giant Alibaba has introduced v-commerce technology to its customers that allow them to try and test clothes, shoes, perfumes in real-time before making a purchase.
The world of mobile-connected smart objects has never seen a more paradigm shift as it will now. It has been estimated that by the year 2020 there will be 26 billion connected devices. Your home alarm systems, LED lights, appliances, power cables, medical devices, and kitchen equipment are all set to become Smart. Your smartphones and tablets will now act as remote controls analyzing and processing information, and interfacing with a variety of social networks to monitor things.
The IoT Nest by Google is allowing the automation of home devices, like alarm systems, cameras, and thermostat, whereas Brilo has an android feature that supports Bluetooth and WiFi. Amazon’s Siri allows your entire home to be fully automated and functional through a voice command. Apple’s Home-control allows you to control all your household appliances remotely. Possibilities are limitless with the proper utilisation of IoT.
Motion and Location sensing apps are of paramount importance in today’s highly unsafe cyber world. Motion sensing applications are being increasingly used in games, security, anti-theft, and power saving. Knowing an individual’s location to just a few meters is relevant in today’s context, as it assists law enforcement agencies in nabbing criminals.
Indoor location use apps that harness the power of WiFi, beacons, and imaging as well as smart lighting. This will help to render services that are more personal.
With promising trends such as the above, the robust arena of mobile phonetechnology is all set to leave a far-reaching impact on the future of mobile apps. With many assets and cryptic functionalities, it is going to become more complex and engaging.
At xenabler, we are currently helping our customers prepare for the change by enabling their solution to be available on all devices including wearable, smart home solutions and new age IoT devices. Together, we are using technology as a driving force to achieve a better, broader solution that can improve usefulness of current products tenfold.
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