Global consumer demand for mobile applications dramatically increased from 400 million to 1.8 billion in just a matter of eight years. The landscape has radically changed since the first smart phone, equipped with only a calculator, world clock, calendar, and contact book, was introduced by IBM in 1993. Now, customers spend 90 percent of their digital time using mobile apps and only 10 percent browsing websites. An average user also downloads about nine applications per month and are satisfied with them only 55 percent of the time.
The battle for supremacy between the two giants of the operating system world—Android and iOS—grows ever thornier. Once a developer has decided to build an app, the key question that he or she often battles with is “between Android and iOS app development, which is the best choice for me”?
Google finally opened its Cloud Speech API to the public, allowing third-party developers to convert audio-to-text within their own applications. Since March 2016, the web giant has provided access to the limited preview version through its developer website. Although it’s still in beta, Google’s speech recognition technology promises to offer developers an improved experience that’s better than current speech recognition providers.
The mobile app development industry continues to flourish at a feverish rate. As mobile app trends move from 2016 into 2017, developers expect to witness the continuing emergence of better, cutting-edge technologies that will advance the growth of the industry to higher heights. From an increase in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence to the proliferation of app streaming, here are a few of the top trends impacting the mobile app development landscape in 2017.
The mobile app development industry is currently thriving, and increased growth is expected in future. Apps are transforming the world, and literally defining how people go about their daily routines. However, not every app is successful. In fact, a recent study focusing on retention metrics on Google Play apps established the average app loses over 95 percent of its daily active users within 90 days of the initial install. Stunning, right?
After spending several hours and resources tweaking, polishing, and reworking an app, you definitely do not want it to be part of the above statistic, right? How can you evade this scenario? Simple, keep away from certain blunders, even if you’re an experienced app developer. Here are the five easiest ways to doom your next mobile app development efforts.