Last year, 2011 was a very exciting year for both the web and the mobile industry. We were introduced to various new and exciting mobile devices and applications. A wide range of exciting smartphones introduced in the market are acquiring a significant market share now. Businesses and organizations view this as an opportunity to market themselves to a much wider customer base. However, there are a few new trends that are likely to catch up this year. 2012 has already seen many new applications that have made a real impact on users. Here are some of the most likely mobile application development trends in 2012 that are going to be the basic building blocks behind mobile application development strategy this year.
Likely Mobile Application Development Trends In 2012
Multiple Language Support
Until now, the majority of apps have been developed in a single language. This has been one of the major drawbacks in apps as single language support limits the number of users for the app. Year 2012 is going to see a change in this segment now as multiple language supporting apps is going to be the new trend in the mobile application development industry.
Location Based Apps
Location based apps is not a new thing. We have seen many location based apps in the last year and some have created a real buzz. The year 2012 is going to continue this trend. Further, we are going to see more location based apps this year along with integrated social media channels as they both form a really effective combination. Almost every software development company already offers social media integrated solutions for web requirements and doing the same with mobile application development should not be very difficult.
More m-Commerce Apps
We saw a lot of social and gaming apps in the last year. Although, their popularity may not decrease, it is not likely to go up any more. With the advent of m-commerce and its huge popularity among users we are going to see many more m-commerce featuring apps this year. With everything going mobile, users want to access, view and buy stuff right from their mobile phones. Mobile application development companies also need to synchronize themselves according to the current demand in order to survive.
Bill Payment Enabling Apps
This might seem a little hard to believe but this year is going to witness some really useful and effective bill payment apps. Users are already paying their various bills over the internet from their computers and they would really appreciate it if they can do the same from their mobile phones.
Businesses and organizations can always hire a reputed and experienced offshore software development company and acquire flexible, reliable and unique applications that can help them boost their business.
About the Author
Amy Patrix is mobile application developer cum blogger at Xicom Technologies., a CMMI Level #3 Company offering Mobile application Development Services and software Development Services.