Thoughts About the Future of Mobile App Development

The real question is how will mobile apps evolve in the future.  Will they phase out eventually?  I think not.  We are just now starting to understand the power of these apps and the future looks bright.

My wife is pregnant and recently downloaded an app that allows you to hear the babies heartbeat.  It’s no ultrasound but the idea is pretty amazing considering just 10 years ago we weren’t even texting and all had flip phones.  This app basically just listens through the microphone for pulses coming through her belly.  It really had a profound impact on me and starting thinking about all the health apps that benefit people nowadays.  In the future a lot of health related issues will be able to be tracked via apps on your phone.  No need for expensive gear or frequent trips to the hospital to check up on whatever issues you might be having.  People will simply be able to open their phone and find out their blood pressure, heart beat and sugar levels.  It’s going to be an amazing time to be alive.

Apps are already playing a huge role in travel from mapping for gps, to language related apps that help you speak or understand foreign languages.  It’s pretty amazing that we are able to never look at another map the rest of our lives or get lost because of the simple map app that comes pre installed in all our phones.  I haven’t been lost in a really long time.  If I lost my phone I’m not sure I’d even be able to get home at this point.  It’s all pretty surreal living in a time where everything is available to us at the tips of our fingers.  Sean from Onyx LA a branding company says that app development is at an all time high in terms of demand on putting new apps out for companies.  Travis from Textedly, an SMS marketing company says that our phones are an extension of our body and will become more powerful than ever in the years to come.

Without the phone we have no app, but without the app we have no gateway into this crazy tech world we currently live in.  I’m excited about the landscape of things to come and look forward to watching these new amazing apps evolve and help our lives in positive ways.