Apple is back to making iPhones with 4-inch screens. Since the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus, there have been different rumors about Apple’s plans. Finally, on March 21st, Apple announced its plans to release its new iPhone 5SE (Special Edition), or simply “the iPhone SE”, which is available to pre-order in some countries from March 24. Continue reading “Benefits of the New iPhone SE for Businesses” »
Mobile apps are now one of the leading tools enabling modern businesses to improve internal operations, venture into new markets and provide new revenue streams. That being said, the app development industry doesn’t stand still and regularly offers innovative business apps and enhanced processes for the creation of even more advanced enterprise apps.
New Gartner’s Prediction
The widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and utilization of Platform as a service (PaaS) have induced the research firm Gartner to make a prediction that “by 2020, more than 50% of all new applications developed on PaaS will be IoT-centric, disrupting conventional architecture practices”.
“IoT adoption will drive additional use of PaaS to implement IoT-centric business applications built around event-driven architecture and IoT data, instead of business applications built around traditional master data, “said Benoit Lheureux, a Research VP at Gartner. “New IoT-centric business applications will drive a transformation in application design practices that focus on real-time contextually rich decisions, event-analysis, lightweight workflow, and broad access to Web-scale data”.
Lheureux explained that “most new IoT-centric solutions will be implemented on IoT platforms, a form of multifunctional comprehensive PaaS that is a hybrid, architecturally coherent integration of application platform as a service (aPaaS), integration platform as a service (iPaaS), IoT device management, orchestration and business process management services as a platform (bpmPaaS), database PaaS (dbPaaS) and analytic services”.
Advanced Container Services
Gartner also predicts, “Through 2018, more than 70% of IT organizations planning a private PaaS will deploy a container service (rather than PaaS framework software). Instead of constructing a private PaaS using a PaaS framework, many organizations adopt a container service. An advanced container service provides subscribers with self-service access to container-based infrastructure. It hosts, orchestrates, schedules, scales and ensures the reliability of containers. It may also provide other capabilities, such as monitoring, load balancing and securing container communications”.
You can find more detailed information in Gartner’s report “Predicts 2016: PaaS Innovation Continues Unabated”. Also, you might be interested in attending the Gartner Application, Architecture, Development & Integration Summits of 2016, which will be held on May 23 and 24 in London and July 25 and 26 in Sydney, to learn more about the challenges around postmodern application integration.
On January 21, Apple announced the opening of iOS App Development Center in Italy. This is the first of its kind facility in the region, and its main purpose is to provide novice developers with training and mentorship to gain necessary iOS software development skills. According to the official press release, “the center will support teachers and provide a specialized curriculum preparing thousands of future developers to be part of Apple’s thriving developer community. In addition, Apple will work with partners around Italy who deliver developer training to complement this curriculum and create additional opportunities for students”.
App Annie reports that though Google Play leads in the number of apps’ downloads, Apple generates 75% more revenue than its primary competitor and, therefore, iOS app developers make more money selling their apps than Android developers do. In fact, according to Apple, “the unprecedented growth of the App Store has helped developers in Europe earn over €10.2 billion from selling their apps around the world”. The new center is expected to bring even more profits to iOS developers.
App Development Can Be Very Affordable and Easy
Today you have all necessary tools at hand to become a highly-paid app developer even if you have no coding skills as special codeless platforms like Snappii’s have made a real revolution in app development and gained its well-deserved popularity. Snappii offers both ready-made products and tools for development. Snappii’s cloud-based app development platform has a drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor and requires no coding. Moreover, Snappii provides its customers with constant support, clear manual and the opportunity to order personal training. The company offers more multiple features than any other codeless app development platform and is about to release its revolutionary platform update that will significantly simplify the app development process and make it more convenient. Check Snappii out and see for yourself.
Mobile apps are not just a temporary trend. They are here to stay, and mobile app development is a multi-billion dollar industry with great prospects for the future. It comes as no surprise that, with an increase in mobile app demand, nowadays “app development cost” is one of the most popular search terms in Google in the U.S and UK. In fact, according to Continue reading “App Development Costs” »
The mobile app management firm Apperian has conducted a research based on which Mark Lorion, chief marketing officer of Apperian, concluded that “we are seeing mobile adoption kick up (in the enterprise) and average numbers of apps moving up”. In other words, we are entering 2016 with an impressive demand for Continue reading “What to Be Aware of Before Embarking on App Development” »
According to the 2015 Enterprise Mobile Application Report, 59% of businesses plan to use 10 or more employee-facing mobile apps over the next two years, and 51% intend to adopt 10 or more custom-facing mobile apps during the same period. Given the enormous benefits of mobile apps, your competitors are probably already among them. If you still don’t own an app for your business, you should probably hurry up to avoid being left behind. Continue reading “4 Tips to Keep in Mind When Choosing an App Development Company” »
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