Take a moment to think about the first mobile phone application you decided to download. The chances are high that you recall a clever program or software bundle from a few years ago. However, were you aware that some of the first applications can trace their roots back to the days of the PDA? In fact, it can be argued that the simple and yet highly addictive game Snake is the first true app. Released as far back as July 2008, these programs have certainly come a long way in recent times. What are some of the advancements that we have already witnessed and what technology could very well emerge in the coming years?
All About Dedicated Programming
One of the main stumbling blocks associated with early applications was the simple fact that they required a significant amount of memory when compared to the existing RAM contained within early models such as the Nokia 6610. Thus, their framework and architecture was rather simple. While revolutionary for the time, they certainly cannot hold a candle to modern smartphone applications. Why is this the case?
We first need to consider the amount of onboard memory contained within the majority of modern mobile devices. Users can now access gigabytes of free space. This is in direct contrast to the handful of megabytes (or less) associated with older iterations. Thus, it only makes sense that the apps themselves have become much more complicated. However, we also need to remember that developers have come a long way in terms of the user experience (UX). Not only has this provided firms with the ability to create applications at a breakneck speed, but their sheer diversity is just as important to highlight.
The Notion of Live Interaction
As mentioned here, many mobile phone applications now allow users to enjoy a host of live gaming options. Some examples include (but are by no means limited to):
- Casino-oriented options such as poker and blackjack.
- Sports betting capabilities.
- Online role-playing games that are comprised of a number of participants.
Of course, the possibilities are no longer limited to games. From real-time GPS tracking systems to apps which allow users to integrate their home-based security systems in the event of an emergency, the possibilities are nearly limitless.
The concept of live interaction has been further bolstered thanks to the emergence of 5G wireless communication possibilities. Megabytes of data can now be sent or received within milliseconds. From MMORPG games to platforms intended to provide on-the-spot traffic or weather updates, users can certainly choose from a variety of options.
We are also likely to witness artificial intelligence (AI) play a more important role. This will offer an unheard-of sense of flexibility and the apps could very well be able to “learn” based off of previous user preferences. It is therefore clear to see that the world of mobile applications is not going away any time soon. This is why users should expect to enjoy a bright and highly interactive future.