UBizzy News – Recent Trends in Mobile App Development
Mobile app development has exploded over the past few years, and it’s no surprise that 2014 looks to be an even bigger year for it. Better technology, better tools, more developers, and better ideas, are contributing to the rapid growth in the industry. Here are some trends to keep an eye on in the year to come.
Operating Systems Under Development
iOS and Android still dominate the landscape, with Windows Mobile and BlackBerry trailing behind. But 2014 will see the growth of new mobile operating systems, such as Mozilla’s mobile Firefox OS, a mobile Ubuntu OS, and Sailfish, a proprietary OS created by former Nokia engineers. Many of these new OSes are aimed at creating smartphones inexpensive enough to reach all economic levels, and phase out feature phones entirely. More people in 2014 will be able to purchase their first smart device than ever before, especially in emerging markets. This means, among other things, that the fragmentation problem mobile developers currently have is only going to get worse.
More Powerful Processing Chips Under The Hood
Apple stepped up its game by releasing its 5S iPhone with a chip that has a 64-bit processor, leaving other phone and chip makers scrambling to catch up. Both Qualcomm and Samsung have promised to deliver chips with comparable processing power during 2014. And when they do, mobile app developers will have quite a bit more power to play with when designing apps for new mobile devices.