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The All-Encompassing Nature Of Best Mobile Apps

We live in the digital era. It is a time when people belonging to different continents seamlessly interact with one another with mobile apps, share their ideas, stories and experiences using information technology with the help of mobile apps.

All of this has been made possible by rapid technological advancement. We have seen the rise of complex technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and others.

One such pivotal technology is mobile app development. The exponential rise in internet users is driven by the usefulness of the myriad mobile apps available to smartphone users. From weather forecasting apps to grocery and ride-hailing apps, the mobile apps industry is growing by leaps and bounds.

It seems that there now exists a mobile app for literally everything; and if it doesn’t, somebody will build one sooner or later. But why?

What makes mobile apps so crucial? 

It really isn’t so hard to imagine why disruption is taking place in so many industries today. It’s simple. Of the nearly 8 billion people living on planet Earth, over 5 billion are connected to the internet. Of these, over 90% of people use their mobile phones to use the internet.

Mobile app development is therefore taking the world by storm. And that is because mobile apps are a need of the hour for nearly every organization; profit or non-profit, governmental or international. A robust mobile application is essential for achieving one’s goals in the best possible manner.

Some basic features and advantages offered by mobile apps are given below:

  • Ease in offering public service delivery by governments
  • Provide more value to users/customers
  • Offer a personalized, tailor-made UX
  • Help achieve a competitive edge
  • Gather user data for targeted promotions
  • Greater brand recognition and loyalty
  • Reduced IT spending and costs

Over 5 million mobile apps are already available on the Google Play Store. That might lead one to think that the industry has reached its saturation point. But nothing could be further from the truth.

The mobile app development industry is booming. Developers are continuously exploring new avenues for providing immense benefits to the people at large.

Let’s look at how mobile apps change the business landscape worldwide.

Deconstructing the Impact of Mobile Apps on Various Industries:

Banking and Finance Industry:

Digital wallets, cryptocurrencies and the mantra of financial inclusion have upended the traditional banking sector in many parts of the world.

Banks are going digital to save their skins to keep themselves in the game. Every bank now has a mobile app. Why? Because it allows the bank greater leverage to scale its services. Online banking via mobile apps has made life much more convenient for people. All that leads to a healthier, fatter bottom line for the bank. In other words, more profit!

Communications Industry:

The WhatsApps and the Facebooks of the world have changed the way people communicate with one another. What seemed impossible only a few decades ago is now a living reality.

Dating apps, live video calls, chatting, file-sharing – it is a never-ending list of services that are provided by mobile apps today. In February 2022, WhatsApp was the most downloaded social media app for iPhone users worldwide. It clocked in at a whopping 10.2 million downloads!

Facebook is nearing 3 billion users. It started as a social networking website, but with the advent of smartphones, it switched to a mobile app platform (web Facebook still works).

These tech giants and their likes now crowd the list of the top 10 most valuable companies in the world. And guess what, most of these companies generate wealth primarily through app development. The other leading companies of the world use mobile apps to their advantage as well.

They are doing so because they know very well that failure to adapt to this global tide of digitization may spell death for their company.

Healthcare Industry:

Mobile apps also provide crucial healthcare services. According to research, over 100,000 healthcare-related apps are now available to people.

From maternity advice to weight-loss regimens to health-monitory apps, the healthcare industry is also undergoing a rapid transformation. This shift has been accelerated due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Doctors-on-demand, online counseling, access to insurance, and fitness training are some of the services healthcare providers are now offering through mobile apps.

This list is by no means exhaustive. In fact, the list is growing with each passing day. Companies are utilizing AI & ML solutions to offer better healthcare services to their customers via mobile apps.

Education:

Another industry that has made much use of the mobile app ‘boom’ is the education sector. With the pandemic having pushed people to the confines of their homes, a new concept took root: E-learning.

Although educational apps existed prior to the pandemic, the latter nevertheless encouraged the shift towards digital learning.

Moreover, educational platforms that only had a web presence are now actively moving to the mobile app platform. This is because mobile apps provide greater mobility and flexibility to both the service provider and the end-user. That is not it; the use of AI and ML reduces learning differences between various classes and regions.

The gap between a teacher’s teaching style and a student’s learning style is also closing in – all thanks to the rise of technologies like mobile apps, AI, and ML.

Travel and Tourism Industry:

What makes mobile apps so great is the ease of use.

One can now travel thousands of miles away to a distant land without using travel guides or maps.

Everything is now just a few clicks away. With mobile apps, one can easily book a flight, a hotel, and even a tour guide. Apps like TripAdvisor and Airbnb, just to name a couple, have revolutionized the travel and tourism industry.

Hotels use Virtual Reality (VR) to give a virtual tour to prospective clients by using mobile apps.

There is no going back to the old days now. But really who would want to go back to the old days given the comforts of the modern life?

eCommerce Industry:

Think of Amazon. It commenced its operations as an online bookselling store from the garage of Jeff Bezos. Today, it is one of the most highly valued companies in the world.

eCommerce began when mobile apps had not yet been developed. But today, nearly all eCommerce platforms offer their services via both mobile apps and websites. Instacart, Walcart, Alibaba and Amazon, all offer their services on mobile apps and websites.

Transportation Industry:

The landscape of the transportation industry was disrupted when ride-hailing services by Uber, and later Careem, overtook the market by storm. These companies own no fleets of their own yet manage to generate millions of dollars’ worth of profit.

All of this was made possible by the ingenious use of mobile app development coupled with some mind-bending creativity.

The shipping industry is also making use of apps to mitigate risks and overcome the challenges of complicated global supply chains.

Meeting customer demand and expectations is often a key goal in any organization.

A robust, well-developed, and easy-to-use mobile app thus becomes a crucial asset for any manager in the 21st century. It’s one of those things you really cannot be efficient without.

Climate Change Mitigation:

We live in troubled times. Climate change is a reality. And its impacts do not discriminate on the basis of nationality or religion, caste or creed, race or ethnicity.

But do mobile apps have a role to play here?

Yes, of course, they do. And not just a minor role; mobile apps have the potential to play a vital role in the fight against climate change.

Such apps can be used to monitor carbon footprints, track air quality, monitor air and water pollution levels, and much more. In short, a person armed with a smartphone that has such an app can do much good to fight climate change.

The very first advantage of such apps is an increase in the awareness levels of the user. Such apps also lead the user to live a greener life, one that is aligned with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Way Forward

Mobile apps have changed the way we live our lives and the way we perceive the world around us. They have led to great opportunities and will continue to do so until another technology comes that surpasses them.

The pace at which we are progressing, only god knows what time and technology both have in store for us.

But for now, let’s make the most out of mobile apps. The potential of using this all-encompassing technology knows no bounds – the sky is the limit!

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Adam is a Tech savvy software engineer and Certified digital Marketer. Who love to write about latest technologies and trends in tech world surrounding artificial intelligence, software development, digital products, app development, cryptocurrency and much more.

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