Welcome!

Mobile IoT Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski

Related Topics: Mobile IoT

Mobile IoT: Blog Feed Post

The Mobile Computing Trend – Minus the Hype

Mobile computing is moving like an elephant and mowing down whatever comes in its path

Yes, mobile computing is moving like an elephant and mowing down whatever comes in its path and there are many statistical indicators to support that hypothesis – as a result mobile channel is becoming must have rather than nice to have option. Hidden among this growth story is also a fundamental shift that is in progress which has gone under appreciated – the changed technology landscape has significantly simplified mobile application development and maintenance.

In Short – being present in mobile channel is becoming mandatory and affordable.

Now coming to question 3 & 4 – [You need to read this post in conjunction with my earlier post where I had raised 4 questions and answered 2 of them].

3. If the current trend continues then where will it be in one year time?

Android will continue to increase its market share.

 

 

Also: Read this very interesting post on Darwinism Triumphs Over Intelligent Design by Jason Perlow.

Mobile browsing to account for more than 5% of all browsing.

 

 

2011 will be the year of tablet.

The market right now is dominated by iPad but in the coming year will see many alternatives Android based, Windows based and even Chrome based. All the analysts agree that the sales will boom:

 

Also: See the graphical representation of the prediction

HTML5

 

  • Offline working
  • Local storage
  • Access to Geo Location
  • Canvas & Video
There will be no opposition to HTML5 – most Smartphone will support it.

There are not many things where Apple, Google & Microsoft agree on. HTML5 is one of them!

 

However: Here is a different view point from Forrester (paid report).

4. What happens if you take no action on the specific technology for next one year?

You can ignore the mobile platform if you …

…are not into B2C business

…do not see and significant growth in your web site access from mobile browser

…do not have any field staff that comes into regular contact with customer

Otherwise, you better start preparing plan for your mobile web site – it can be an extension to your existing web site.

How mobile development is becoming affordable

Traditionally, mobile platform fragmentation was considered the biggest challenge for enterprise to invest in building a mobile channel for customers. Not only where the OS and the programming platform different, even the support for HTML was not uniform. Some handsets did not support HTML and you needed to create the pages in other markup languages like XML. So, it was necessary to use some sort of a translator which where you would create the page definition using a special markup language and the tool will translate it to handset specific markup.

Off course, if you application needed to access some of the features of the phone you had no choice but to write a native installable application. To get reasonable market coverage you needed to write the application in almost half-a-dozen platform. J2ME was an option but it could not utilize full features of the phone.

Year 2010- all that has changed. Three things have happened.

  1. Not only are smart phones are slowly becoming ubiquitous – statistics prove that access to web sites from smart phone is much more frequent compared to its actual market share
  2. Majority of the Smartphone browsers now have their core engine as Webkit – not only iPhone, Android but also Blackberry (OS 6) & Symbian (S60 onwards)
  3. Adoption of HTML5 by Apple, Google and even Microsoft paving the way for mobile web application which will be able to use handset features (like GPS location), use local storage, work offline etc.

Therefore, for most applications, it is sufficient to create a mobile web site using a tool like GWT and cover majority of the users. For an enterprise, this means creating a mobile channel is becoming both imperative and cost effective.


More Stories By Udayan Banerjee

Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, an IT industry veteran with more than 30 years' experience. He blogs at http://setandbma.wordpress.com.
The blog focuses on emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social media aka web 2.0 etc. It also contains stuff about agile methodology and trends in architecture. It is a world view seen through the lens of a software service provider based out of Bangalore and serving clients across the world. The focus is mostly on...

  • Keep the hype out and project a realistic picture
  • Uncover trends not very apparent
  • Draw conclusion from real life experience
  • Point out fallacy & discrepancy when I see them
  • Talk about trends which I find interesting
Google

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...