Technology is advancing day by day. With the advent of smart phones, many more people and businesses are utilizing mobile applications to assist with planning their lives and businesses and this industry is expanding at an enormous rate. People began to use the Internet over mobile phones a decade ago, but these days cellular networks have evolved and Internet speed for mobiles is much better than it used to. This coupled with far more exciting user interfaces make mobile computing a much better experience. According to Dr. Eli Harary who was speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show, the mobile phone market is “the mother of all growth markets.
Today smart phones can do pretty much anything you would have wanted to on a desktop computer, like Internet browsing, emails, social media, games, photos, music, movies, maps and much more. There is a galaxy of mobile phone applications available today and users can download anything from news update applications, games or navigational applications.
With these advances, businesses have realized that targeting mobile phone is crucial. Enterprises are using mobile applications as tools for their employee’s to stay in contact with each other and increasing the business efficiency and productivity.
This recent boom in this industry has a lot to do with the success of the iPhone which acquired an iconic status in a very short period of time and is still a leading share holder in the smart phones market. A very large no of iPhone applications are available today and this has increased the demand of iPhone app developers too.
The most significant competitor to iOS is Google’s Android which is an open source operating system for smart phones. In contrast to iPhone which is an Apple only product, Google’s Android is used by many manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG etc.
With the release of Samsung’s Galaxy S3, this competition is hitting-up even more. Watch this space for a review of the latest Android software in the coming weeks.