With the new age technology, we are walking towards the ‘Intelligent’ apps from the ‘Smart’ apps, which will have potential to think themselves a bit more than the previous ones. With the introduction of digital personal assistants, new technologies, background monitoring and activity and deep linking between apps, is revealing the potential of the new apps. Today, it is the ‘Enterprise apps’, which is changing the face of the business by increasing employee productivity, leveraging big data, and helping optimize business process efficiency.
However, it is clear that mobility services are affecting businesses on the first place. The freedom of BYOD to the employees is the one reason, amongst the others. There is an immense growth in the number of mobile apps. Amidst all these apps, enterprise apps are the most eminent, proving its importance over consumer apps.
Enterprise apps will be continually ‘the desirable’
According to a research, by 2017 the demand for enterprise app development will be five times more than the past year. The enterprise software applications will be mobile-optimized by 2016. All this is the indication of the need of developed skill to create enterprise apps. Skills mainly security, integration, design and development will be the top most priority.
Emphasis on the Universal Apps
There was an emergence of many iOS devices last year, like iPad Pro, Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This is the only example of the rise of iOS devices being used and able to run on various screen types and devices. With the increasing use of universal apps, developers are looking forward to create an app which can be able to run on any device.
The introduction and popularity of various mobile devices, with various sizes and types, for the apps it has become mandatory to be run on any device possible. Developers have to think in depth while creating an app for different devices because its look and its working will vary according the device.
Smart Personal Assistants
For some years past, developers have tried to get more from Siri, Google Now and Cortana. Having great potential of being more productive Cortana and Google Now is expected to gain more popularity being a smart assistant in 2016.
Because of the latest OS versions being introduced, the search capabilities have been enlarged to start supporting the ability to find information or take actions. For example, with the use of iOS, HomeKit makes it possible to control lighting, heating and security systems by using Siri, without opening the apps.
Slippy UX app design more in use
In the introductory days of apps, developers created ‘sticky’ apps, only to make an experience especially designed to keep people in apps for as long as possible. In the case of a free app this thing has been a priority just because of the advertising point of view.
With the mobile operating systems getting improved on the base level, enable apps to work better in the background, enabling interactive notifications, background monitoring and data usage, interapp linking and new location-based enhancements driven by advances to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies.
But in 2016 the emphasis will be on the slippy UX app design, giving users freedom to do what they need to do in a simpler way.
Bluetooth to become key technology
With the capabilities of longer ranges, greater speeds, lower latencies and mesh networking, Bluetooth will reign 2016. Most importantly the new Bluetooth, distinguished to Wi-Fi or cellular IoT, will be lower cost and will able to utilize license free spectrum. Bluetooth 4.2 will become the attention seeker technology for the smart grid and within Internet of Things applications.
Increase in spending on mobility programs
Investment by the companies in the upgrades to their infrastructure and middleware allowing mobility across their organization will continue in the coming year too. The increasing emphasis on the programs, rather than projects is the highlight in the companies today.
While tackling to this increase in skills, companies will spend more on mobility programs in 2016, taking help from the consultancy to decide which priorities they should handle first. Mobile will become an essential part of any digital or business transformation.
Algorithms will be in the limelight
For successful digital companies algorithms are the key, processing data in ways that benefit both their end users and internal operations. With tons of data mobile producing every day, companies from every industry are paying attention towards algorithms as part of their backend infrastructure and cloud based processing of data. The increase in the intelligence in the apps, success depends on the investment in algorithms to process data, at the same time delivering value to the users.
Security will be all-important in IoT
There have been many attentions seeking IoT hacking issues occurred last year. There will be a very much emphasis on the security because of the enterprise deployments of IoT will generally have a higher level of security than consumer deployments. The more connected the business will become, the more important factor will be the security.
As more and more apps are taking place of people as to get things done, vast amount of sensitive data is flowing through them. That is why; it is becoming more important factor for the companies to look out what kind of apps are getting access to the company servers and systems inside the company. Most importantly the internal app development must happen with security protocols as the prime concern.
So, the Enterprise apps are big business today, which will go bigger than this in the coming year. According to a survey, the demand for mobile app development services by 2017 will outdo internal IT resources to deliver them by a factor of five to one.