It seems that every year there are more significant mobile trends for us to be aware of. It’s an indication of just how fast the industry is moving with new technology being incorporated into mobile devices on a regular basis. 2018 is set to be another huge year for the industry, with smartphones set to reach a whole new level and this will see them become even more integral in the day to day lives of users.
Augmented reality is technology which smartphones are now being geared towards, as seen with the latest releases from Apple and Samsung. It presents a whole new way for the user to interact with an app, be it for business or gaming purposes, with Pokémon Go one AR app that took the world by storm when it was released in 2016. More companies are now utilising this exciting technology and we are seeing this more and more this year.
Internet Of Things:
Internet of Things, or IoT, is one of the fasting growing technology trends around and it isn’t just limited to smartphones. Nowadays, more and more seems to be connected through the internet and this means that smartphones could quickly become a control point for a whole raft of things. 2018 is a huge year of IoT, with even more being done to give mobile users real power at their fingertips.
Long gone are the days where you had to visit your bank’s local branch to carry out your business and even online banking is starting to take a hit too. This is because mobile banking and payment systems have rapidly risen to the fore due to their ease of use and how convenient they are. Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay are out there, meaning consumers only need their device to make payments and this technology is advancing all the time.
Accelerated Mobile Pages:
We now live in an era where nobody really has the time or patience to wait for things for longer than they have to, and this applies to web pages and apps too. It’s likely that if people have to wait longer than necessary they will just go elsewhere, so this is where accelerated mobile pages come in. AMP will deliver faster loading times for mobile optimised web pages as well as apps meaning waiting will now be a thing of the past. The increase in speed should see interaction and enjoyment levels rocket, with profits rising too. This has been adopted by many online businesses, but no more so than online horse racing betting services; where time is of the essence, especially when you have a hot tip. Therefore, you only have to check out Unibet which offers hundred of horse racing markets to appreciate AMP.
This is another trend that is set to reduce waiting time for us all, especially when it comes to reading articles online. With most now reading the latest news or celeb gossip from their smartphones, it’s important that they aren’t having to hang around while the whole page loads, which has in the past been a bit of an issue. Well, the delay is actually caused by the images in the article all loading together, but with Lazy Loading they will load as you scroll, meaning no more delays.