As the first part of the report discusses, we will find that the App Development Trends in 2021 will be driven by three main factors. The first one is the need for more applications, specifically enterprise ones. In the next section we will see what kind of enterprise applications developers will be in demand in the future, and this factor is directly related to the second one, which is the need for rich internet applications. Finally, we will look at the other two trends and how they might impact developers in different sectors, including mobile.
The first part of the report covers the App Development Processes in full detail. It talks about everything from the need to use an executable code editor, to choosing the right platform, Java script or HTML/Flash to name a few things. Also covered are the problems that enterprises encounter when it comes to developing mobile apps, including the difficulties associated with native code and the need for cross-platform integration. The final part of the report talks about the role played by organizations in adopting the latest technologies and devising new development methods. This section also covers things like how people perceive the future of app development, where people should start their application journey and whether people should opt for open source development or not.
The second one on the list covers enterprise and businesses’ need for streaming media. We have seen this technology used in some form or another for many years now but there is a new maturity that enterprises have achieved in certain areas. This is because of the availability of devices with built-in support for streaming media and devices that run streaming media apps. We will also see this kind of technology integrated into business solutions in the future. The final part covers the role played by social networks in shaping the future of the mobile and enterprise apps.
The third and final trend on the list talks about app development for business. With the huge success of Netflix, companies like Intuit have successfully used data from Netflix videos to help their enterprise data centers deal with massive workloads. Mobile app development is all about enabling organizations to make the most out of their mobile devices. The use of devices like BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and iPhones has increased dramatically over the past few years.
As a result of these high end smartphones and high speed internet services, the enterprise community is investing heavily in app development for their mobile devices. It has only been recently that Google invested in smartphone app development and now they are using it extensively. This shows the importance of apps in terms of enterprise provisioning. The fact that Google is investing in smartphone apps has made Apple a nervous competitor in the mobile space.
It was not too long ago when people were not too keen on investing in app development. There were a lot of myths about developing apps: one was that there were no apps; another was that people were not ready to spend money on them; the third was that mobile app development was just about providing a service and the fourth was that it was all about losing control. These myths are no more true as app stores have come a long way over the last couple of years. The Apple store has experienced unprecedented success and this has further motivated Apple to enter the mobile space with its own iPhone and iPad devices. It has become very important to create an app for each and every device.
Another thing that is changing the face of app development in the future is the business model. Enterprises are now realizing that they can monetize the apps they develop rather than selling them. They would rather retain control of the app development process and monetize the various features it offers to enhance productivity and save costs. A few years ago, the enterprise would have purchased large app development companies and given them strict control over the apps. However, with a view to reduce costs and increase profits, the enterprises are now open to deals that would allow them to monetize the apps.
There are many other app development trends that are also changing the face of the industry. The biggest change however is that people are flocking to smartphones and tablet computers. This is a much larger audience than the current mobile devices. As the population grows, so does the number of organizations using the cloud to power their enterprise applications. Cloud based development is the fastest growing segment in the app development industry and it would not be wrong to say that the app development trends in the coming years will continue to grow and evolve at a faster pace.