Mobile apps are expected to see more than 268 billion downloads and generate revenue of over $77 billion by 2017, becoming one of the most popular computing tools, research firm Gartner said. As users continue to adopt and interact with apps, it is their data – what they say, what they do, where they go – that is transforming the app interaction paradigm.
If the Internet of Things (IoT) actually materializes as quickly and universally as many pundits and vendors believe, mobile application developers will be plenty busy writing code and – for many, but not all – counting their cash. While there’s still as much hype as there is promise for a future dominated by connected devices communicating among themselves and with everything else, there’s little doubt that mobile apps and their developers will be central to however this latest “next big thing” plays out.
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