Flurry’s annual mobile technology round-up report revealed a surprising fact: the amount of time spent using apps grew by just 6% in 2017. This figure reflects a significantly smaller margin of growth than the 11% increase observed in 2016.
Just a couple years ago, buying a custom-tailored shirt was a costly and time-consuming task. You’d have to find and then book an appointment with a tailor who could create or modify a garment to suit your unique body shape. Then, you’d need to visit the tailor for measurements and fittings before finally getting your new shirt. The process was so inconvenient that many would settle for ill-fitting garments rather than spending the time and money on a tailor. But now, there’s a high-tech alternative that’s making it fast, easy and affordable to acquire custom-tailored garments.
It’s widely believed that augmented reality apps are the apps of the future, and from a technological perspective, they’re achieving something quite remarkable. AR apps are blurring the lines between the real world and the virtual world. This could dramatically alter our relationship with technology, as we find ourselves transitioning from living with innovation to living amongst it. As such a game-changer, it’s no surprise that many companies are opting to invest in augmented reality apps and applications that utilize other emerging technologies.
After months of exploring your options, you’ve finally settled on using augmented reality (AR) technology for your new app. AR is just what you need to achieve your objectives with this application while simultaneously delivering a great user experience.
In mid-2016, Pokemon GO took the mobile world by storm as the first mainstream augmented reality app. But today, nearly a year and a half later, we’ve seen the arrival of hundreds of different mobile apps that feature augmented reality technology.
Of the App Store’s 2.2 million mobile apps, 20% are relatively new, released within the past year. Some have predicted that the App Store’s selection will top 5 million by the time 2020 arrives. And that’s just the iOS-compatible apps; there are also hundreds of thousands of Android apps that will soon be in development. A large portion of these apps will include some highly sophisticated technology, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
You’re tasked with researching the best features for your company’s new mobile app, and as you work, you repeatedly encounter the same term: smart app. The label of “smart” has been applied to lots of different technology in recent years, from smartphones to smart homes to smart cars and now, smart apps. But what is a smart mobile app and how do you know if you need one?
Pokemon GO was amongst the first mobile apps to bring augmented reality (AR) into the mainstream consciousness. Aside from compelling grown adults to run through random yards (and occasionally, traffic) in search of fanciful characters, the AR app grossed over $600 million in its first three months on the market. In fact, some are predicting that AR technology will become a $108-billion-dollar-per-year industry by 2021.
Today, augmented reality (AR) is becoming increasingly commonplace, as more companies leverage this technology. Augmented reality is a cousin of virtual reality (VR), but AR blends digital elements with real life, whereas virtual reality creates a completely digital world. Read More
Futurists have long predicted that augmented reality (AR)—and, ultimately, virtual reality (VR)—will be part of our everyday world in the not-so-distant future. And it appears the future is now, as the past couple years have seen the arrival of apps that leverage this new technology. Mobile apps are using virtual and augmented reality to create applications with the power to transform how we interact with devices, technology and the world as a whole.