The boom in global smartphone numbers has led in turn to a surge in the number of apps. Google Play houses 2.2 million apps, while Apple’s App Store has a mammoth 2 million apps – and this won’t slow down anytime soon. Gartner predicts that more than 268 billion downloads will generate US$77 billion worth of revenue in 2017
Today, apps are no longer built just for smartphones. They’re needed for wearables, connected homes, smart cars, IoT-enabled devices, and much more. Heading into 2017, this presents a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs and consumers; the space promises to be very exciting indeed. Cloud-based apps and services have become more important in 2016. The ability to share and sync data in real time with servers and other devices has driven many innovations.