How Will Mobile Apps Make Business Easier

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The field of mobile apps is growing as we speak, mostly in two different ways. One way is the app development market that employs millions of people globally. The other way mobile apps affect the modern business realm is their use and application (sic!) for various business purposes. As new technologies are being developed, they’re also finding their way to mobile implementation. So, let’s read a bit more about the further potential of mobile apps in the world of AI, AR and other tech innovations.

 

1) Artificial intelligence and mobile apps

Smartphones, tablets, and wearables already function via smart software tools that can learn some of the patterns established by their users. However, this is only the tip of an iceberg. In other words, AI will change the market of mobile apps.

For starters, our living and work habits will be memorized and gathered by the means of AI. In turn, this will enable their creators and mobile providers to prepare various ready-made offers for our daily routines. Since many of our decisions and actions will be anticipated, all these tech innovations should lead to a more productive work day and well-organized free time.

Apart from that, app developers will have a chance to use these AI-collected data to do QA testing. As a result, they’ll save more time that can be invested in solving complex UX and functionality problems. AI features will be here to do the tiring coding tasks and analyze the UX-input gathered from customers.

Nevertheless, all these innovations could have negative effects on our privacy if our private data aren’t collected and stored in accordance with the legal guidelines. That’s why every app developer will need to take into consideration the GDPR act. Still, if you follow these rules, you’ll benefit from these tech innovations, including the AI-features.

 

2) Augmented reality in business apps

The growth of eCommerce industry has taken the global retail market by storm. Most renowned vendors already use apps, in addition to their business websites, to make their products available for shopping on the go.

Things are moving even faster today, especially with the introduction of augmented reality in eCommerce.

The greatest benefit of AR in this context is the ability to use its features to make shopping even simpler and less expensive for customers. For instance, Amazon has introduced AR-features in their app. What you can do here is simply project the item you’d like to buy on this website in the space you’d like to place it.

Similarly, car dealers are also taking the plunge into AR in their everyday work. Car buyers don’t have to go round countless car shops these days. They can simply use AR-features via dealers’ mobile apps to try new vehicles. Read more about these AR-trends in the article on The Drum website.

The downside of AR is that it’s still expensive for many SMBs. However, this will change sooner than we might expect, which will enhance the productivity of smaller business enterprises.

 

3) Accounting benefits of mobile apps

Small business owners often have issues with accounting demands. From their in-house books to bank accounts, to tax returns, more often than not they omit to process some data. These mistakes can result in inaccurate accounting data and financial penalties from the tax authorities.

The good news is that there are literally thousands of accounting mobile apps that will make your business life easier.

Still, this large number of apps calls for caution. Naturally, the best way to avoid any risks in this field is to use the mainstream apps, such as QuickBooks or FreshBooks. Both these tools have top-notch apps, plus they also have distinguished cloud features which makes them perfect for new business owners.

Apart from that, you can use modern accounting tools on your phone to simplify the payment procedure. In line with that, it’s wise to keep an online invoice maker at the touch of a finger. Every time you need to cope with larger orders or payments, you can issue an invoice in no time and speed up the purchase.

 

4) Increased productivity with mobile apps

Mobile apps have already improved our work productivity. Take only the accounting apps described in the previous paragraph. If you can use them on your mobile on the go, they enable you to deal with the business paperwork when commuting home from work or when you’re waiting in line in a supermarket.

Moreover, mobile apps enable SMB-owners and their workers to constantly communicate about their projects. What’s more, many project management tools come with mobile apps, as well. So, you have all-in-one solutions for work organization, time management and data share. Now imagine how advanced all these tools will get when AI, AR and other cutting-edge tech features become fully implemented in them.

Also, using mobile apps in various business ventures enables their owners and employees to collaborate remotely. This option opens an immense number of possibilities for employment, cooperation and better connectivity in terms of business productivity and operability. In the future, these features will lead to further improvements when it comes to work conditions and efficiency.

 

Conclusion

The number of mobile users is already counted in billions. The advancements in the production of smart devices and apps will lead to further growth in these figures. The improvements of mobile apps develop simultaneously with the number of mobile users. The combo of these two trends will produce a more engaging and inspiring work environment in the future, which will yield benefits for business owners, their employees, and, finally, the users of their services. That’s why we should all be looking forward to the app-enhanced business future.

 

This blog post was written by our guest,  Mark who is a biz-dev hero at Invoicebus which you can also follow on Twitter

How App Developers Are Planning To Employ AI To Enhance Mobile App Development

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Despite being regarded as an emerging technology, it is quite interesting to see how artificial intelligence (AI) is influencing mobile application development, impacting the way people communicate, affecting the society, and probably changing the world. Obviously, the growth of artificial intelligence is already causing a transformative change in the application development space. No doubt, if everything that this emerging technology development is believed to accomplish turns out to become a reality, then it will surely have a huge impact on human lives.

It’s no secret that despite the giant strides achieved in the mobile industry with app development, Indian app developers are still having a hard time meeting internal demands for building applications. In a bid to effectively streamline programming and meet business needs and demands, several application development teams in India are already augmenting their efforts with co-developers of AI to not only enhance growth and development in the industry but to also ensure effective data cleansing and organization, agile product management, and quality assurance.

As part of efforts to enable Indian app developers to focus on design and development tasks that are more closely related to users’ needs, artificial intelligence co-developers are stepping in to handle low-level routine tasks like infrastructure and other peripheral tasks. However, there is every tendency for this new emerging technology to take on much higher-level work in the nearest future. Here are some common areas of app development in which artificial intelligence (AI) would flourish in years to come.

 

Application development

Just so you know, many Indian app developers are already getting involved with the use of AI to enhance application development. Basically, this new initiative is helping to transform the way and manner most app development companies run their development processes. Though they’ve not gotten there yet, it is obvious that mobile application developers are on the right path to employing AI to automate quality assurance (QA).

This implies that in the nearest future, apps will be able to run tests on themselves, identify bugs and get them fixed with very little direct input from users. Some Indian app developers opine that this new technology will allow apps to be able to modify and run updates that can better suit any changes or updates regularly performed by an operating system (OS). Basically, this will help to cut down costs significantly as such self-optimizing apps will be able to transform themselves to function efficiently with the firmware updates of any mobile device.

 

User Experience (UX)

It may interest you to know that for several years now, artificial intelligence (AI) have been available. However, the technology had not attained the level of impacting lives directly until now. Nevertheless, there is still much to achieve with AI as this is not exactly how it is expected to function. Until it gets to the true next-gen version there is still very much for developers to achieve.

Apart from impacting the development of apps, AI is also affecting user experience. Though at the moment, achieving this is still not close possible, however, there is so much developers can do with AI particularly when it comes transforming user experience (UX). Before now, tech devices such as PCs were designed to work on users’ instruction – i.e. they can only perform based on what they are commanded to do. But when AI begins to identify those things humans want to do and does them without any intrusion then things will begin to turn around.

Imagine an AI-powered app that watches a user’s privacy actively. While it is not overly intrusive or strict, it is capable of monitoring events and actions of other applications on a device and can even get to know when these apps are trying to retrieve the information they do not want to share. In a bid to get other devices in the know as to what services are currently ongoing, artificial intelligence will enable other applications installed on a user’s device to ascertain what the user wants to do such as searching for a location to visit so that push notifications about special destinations and hotels can be necessarily forwarded for consideration.

 

Automation

Since people are more concerned about making a living, automation of jobs has been on the job radar making headlines. With AI, Indian app developers will be able to effectively integrate machine learning into the app development process to automate code preparation, validation, and generation. With this development, developers and designers will spend quality time solving difficult tasks rather than spending time on coding. Basically, it’s all about making smart devices think by getting them integrated with sophisticated artificial intelligence.

No doubt, there seem to be much to expect from artificial intelligence and with such promises, achieving these does not appear any easy for Indian app developers. First and foremost, mobile application developers need to understand clearly what AI-enabled apps have to offer both from the structural and marketing standpoint. In today’s competitive world, it is highly significant for app developers to meet the users’ requirement or demand to ensure adequate compliance. To this end, there is every need for programmers to be highly flexible in developing these apps.

 

What does the future hold?

Though AI can be said to be currently out of the state of infancy, as there is already an overwhelming interest from many companies looking to develop their apps with it, however, it is important for Indian app developers to know that the emerging technology is still on the process of maturing. Programmers can expect the use of chatbots to mature relatively quickly in the coming years as they are better constrained and deal more with text interactions than interactive voice response (IVR) that deals with voice recognition.

Ultimately, it is the dream of every modern app developer to write apps for smart devices with algorithms that adjust based on observed behavior. Though there is still very much work to be done on this, it is good to know that the turning point or point of change is near, as developers are not relenting in any way to create efficient AI-driven apps.

 

This guest post was written by Kenneth Evans from Top App Development CompaniesYou can follow more on Twitter from Kenneth and Top App.