What would next-generation apps look like?

I believe entrepreneurship is about always raising the bar. Today there are great apps but someone will learn from them and create something better.


Glass will be disruptive. I'm in the first set of users on it and it's impressive. I see a new class of services and products with not only the immediacy of the phone, but the power of first-person augmentation. Think of the possibilities! Developers can help people communicate better, know more, live healthier, become smarter, remember more, do more, record more, consume more, and so on and so on.

Glass entrepreneurs have a real opportunity to touch people's lives in a very intimate way. I think there is tremendous opportunity for companies that do this right.

Answered 10 years ago

I suggest breaking out of the paradigm of the app. I expect the way we interact with information is going to be increasingly tactile, preservable, and meaningful, moving us away from the medium of the application as on-the-spot source for of-the-moment input. As you consider how to keep yourself or your organization at the leading edge, it might be worthwhile to consult Donella Meadows' article "Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System".

Answered 10 years ago

Technology is best when it gets out of the way. I hope and expect that next-generation apps will enable us to live richer lives, to get away from in front our screens more engaged in reality.

Google Now and Google Glass are examples of next-generation apps; technology that comes to you if there is something you need to know. For example; if you need to get to a meeting on time, Google Now let's you know in advance when you need to leave by and how to get there so you don't need to check.

More generically, next-generation apps should get to know you; your habits, preferences, and physical condition so that an app can become but an "augmentation" of yourself, in an effort to help you to be present in the moment, to be healthier, more efficient and happier.

Answered 10 years ago

Mobile phones have become a basic personal and professional requirement. No segment of the communications market is more rapidly evolving than the mobile space in the all-pervasive tech era. Consequently, mobile app development has also become an actively growing sector with emerging and innovative capabilities driving the industry. Currently, there are more than 4 million mobile apps available on the two leading app stores – the iOS Appstore and Android Play Store. Similarly, the growth of virtual machines and the transformation currently going on in IT infrastructure have given birth to new application development paradigms.
1. Automating business needs: One such paradigm that is taking shape to meet the above challenges is the next generation apps. These are apps developed to meet broader business objectives. The next generation of apps will help organizations to reduce complexity in business processes by developing a scalable and cross-platform app ecosystem.

2. Data intensive apps: The next generation of apps will be built to leverage the profound shifts in computational technologies. As devices connected to the internet generates more and more data, there is a need for increased computation that must be carried out closer to the data-generating devices, to impact real-time processes. The wave of automation in the form of connected cars and e-health requires a seamless way of moving data and computation, and the next generation of apps will fulfil this need. These apps will be able to combine and process data from varied sources, including data marts, cloud solutions, and sensors, and act on the data in real time. This massive volume of data movement and computation posed a challenge to traditional platforms Vis a Vis handling, scaling, and resilience.

3. Apps infused with cognitive services: Cognitive services are services available to developers to build intelligent apps without the need for expertise in Machine Learning, AI, or data science. It enables you to build apps with smart features like emotion, facial and speech recognition, as well as video detection, and language understanding. Including these features into your apps can help you develop applications that can hear, speak, understand, and even reason.
Instead of an app commanding a user when or how to accomplish a task, the next generation of apps will provide liberty to the user to get engaged with the app at their will.

4. IoT and mobile-connected objects: The future looks bright for mobile-connected smart devices as the prediction of 26 billion connected devices highlights it. These connected devices include domestic appliances, medical devices, sports equipment, etc. that will part of the IoT and will communicate via an app on your smartphone. The smartphone will display and analyse information, interface with social networks, and monitor the object.
Various leading companies, including Apple, Amazon, and Google, are working on technologies driving the IoT.

5. Apps with intuitive functionality: The next generation apps will provide a seamless and more intuitive in-app experience without linking out to external sources for additional features. These apps will have in-built widgets like webcam and emergency call to ensure a smooth user experience that will improve customer engagement.
These are some of the features that we expect in the next generation of apps.
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Answered 4 years ago

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