Nowadays, hardly a day goes by without hearing the words iPhone, iPad, Android or mobile application and everyone talks about mobility with good reason.
Since that day in 1973 when Martin Cooper invented, with his team at Motorola, the first cell phone that could be held by hand, the use of mobile phones has grown phenomenally and made it one of the most widespread consumer goods on the planet.
With more than 4 billion connections and nearly 80% of the world’s population served by terrestrial GSM networks, mobile telephony is becoming a virtually universal technology, some say, by 2017.
Mobile phones take the place of fixed lines in many developing countries. They contribute to economic growth because they favor the growth of enterprises by allowing them to have access to a greater number of markets. They also represent a more reliable means of communication for communities in remote or underserved areas than road networks or postal systems.
Thanks to the evolution of technologies, these phones not only make voice calls, but also use an extraordinary number of ingenious applications. In modern era, they facilitate access to trade information, health surveillance, remittances and literacy.
The variety and creativity of mobile phone uses are endless. With more than 500,000 applications for mobile devices, many companies make them an integral part of their technology solutions.
Technological Trend describes the main benefits and challenges associated with using mobile applications and provide tips for managing risk. Like:
- Develop policies and procedures for secure downloading from the company’s application store
- Select a trusted application provider, and verify and evaluate application performance
- Protect company data stored on lost or stolen devices
- Develop policies to avoid inappropriate use of applications
- Inform employees and customers about the applications the company uses to promote its customers
In the market, Google Play is the industry leader, with 900 million active users per month. And yet, the Google AppStore tops the downloads with about 1,250,000 downloads. Behind them, there are about 235,000 developers, for which Apple last year spent 5 billion euros.
To this end Go4prep have created the below visual that have all the information, figures, facts and tips related mobile applications.