The IT department should have been on the lookout for the latest trends in mobile enterprise technology. Mobile devices have become smarter, bigger and faster. And organizations have continued to embrace and integrate these technologies.
Mobile technologies within the company are booming. While employees demanded improvements to the user experience, mobile application developers tried to adapt to their needs.
With all these changes in recent years, the Magento Ecommerce Agency or Ecommerce Development, which is the IT professional and manages mobile e-commerce strategies, is expected to closely monitor trends in these technologies this year.
Of course, the smartphones of 2019 will always be more powerful and faster, will make more beautiful photographs, but what surprises we reserve the builders for this year 2019?
Smartphones are getting smarter
Artificial intelligence and virtual assistants are not the new mobile technology trends for 2019, but it is becoming increasingly common for mobile devices to integrate AI technologies into operating systems, virtual assistants, and the chatbots.
Mobile development of the future
Multi-platform mobile development is becoming increasingly viable as more and more developers turn to frameworks such as NativeScript and React Native.
Such structures allow developers to write a code base for Apple iOS and Google Android.
Tools such as Apache Cordova have already tried to do this by creating hybrid applications that display web content in a native view.
However, each platform requires some customizations, which makes it difficult for developers to really want to use a single code.
More sensors for smartphones cameras
In 2019, smartphones will increase their photographic sensors … And this number could still continue to grow.
What will it be used for?
The uses of these sensors are diverse: correct depth of field, zoom, take pictures in wide angle, manage contrasts, etc.
The arrival of fingerprint sensors under the screen
Finish the fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the screen or on the side of the phone, from next year, some models of high-end smartphones will allow you to scan your fingerprint directly on the screen. The benefit is primarily aesthetic and will allow the screen to occupy even more space on the front surface of the phone.
Samsung made the presentation in November of a prototype smartphone foldable screen. The latter opens like a book whose cover would be a second screen, smaller. When closed, it is used with one hand, when it is open, it is used as a tablet. Other manufacturers are expected to introduce folding screen models in 2019.
A faster internet connection with 5G
The mobile phone companies have just announced the start of a test size of the nature of the 5G. Manufacturers are expected to present their first 5G smartphones at the CES Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month of January and the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona in February.
The first field rate tests report a connection speed 8 to 18 times higher than the 4G LTE, the fastest standard currently. Such broadcasts will allow you to watch and broadcast live without worry of videos in 4K … from 2020, year of marketing of the 5G!
The cities of the future
Technology companies are now focusing on all aspects of life and reinventing these areas with technological solutions. Today, urban design is being redesigned for a hyper-connected future.
Technology giant Alibaba is developing an artificial intelligence layer called City Brain. He tests AI elements in Hangzhou. Thousands of outdoor cameras are used to collect data to control traffic lights, optimize traffic, detect accidents, and deploy help.
However, constant monitoring and the data it generates have the ability to harm the common good and privacy.
As technology companies implement their solutions to urban issues, privacy advocates are sounding the alarm about the potential abuse of monitoring.
Technology companies are trying to integrate with our homes and our bodies to enter our daily lives. The turn will necessarily be towards services that integrate harmoniously with the user.
The information is presented in a fun and non-threatening way, with carefully crafted imperfections and idiosyncrasies.
These companies try to have a friendly identity, as shown for example by the new rounded fonts of Uber, or the creation of Kindr by Grindr – to foster a more welcoming environment. Curved, rounded and tactile audio speakers that blend in with the interior design also contribute to this.
Social networks: towards well-being?
The increasing pressures caused by the use of social networks have a negative impact on mental health. Tension due to the use of social networks can lead to anxiety and depression.
And that affects a lot of people. There are more than three billion social network users in the world, according to statistics from Hootsuite and We Are Social.
The Facebook research team said in December 2017 that “when people spend a lot of time passively consuming information – reading but not interacting with people – they say they feel worse after the fact.”
Companies that manage social networks must therefore take responsibility by cracking down on excessive consumption and anti-social behavior, and educating users. And that also has an economic meaning: finding a reasoned way to use social networks is essential before everyone permanently gives up their use, in fact.
Mobile devices: sound mutations
From the explosion of sound entertainment to the expansion of listening formats, your ears become a key gateway for technology companies. The Apple AirPods, launched in 2017, become “always connected” headphones.
Another example, Spotify introduced Spotlight, which integrates video content into podcasts next to audio. According to the New York Times, Audible, owned by Amazon, has published 77 original audio works between 2017 and 2018.
And according to the Ericsson TV and Media 2017 report, 70% of consumers are now watching TV programs and video on their mobile devices. A figure that has doubled since 2012.
This trend is expected to continue, with Ericsson estimating that by 2020, half of the viewing will be on a mobile screen. These platforms represent a shift to mobile entertainment first, especially among young smartphone users.
Culture: unexpected formats
As the culture of experience continues to explode, artists are pushing the boundaries of art and science to attract public attention.
These creators and innovators tend to create increasingly technological experiences. Digital formats, artificial intelligence, new technologies and games create new and rich creative paintings.
Businesses and cultural creators play with unexpected formats to generate buzz around their product launches. British band Massive Attack marked the 20th anniversary of its iconic album Mezzanine by encoding it into synthetic DNA strands for example. And artist and band member Robert Del Naja created a print using ink containing this DNA.