There’s an app for that. You know that when an industry spawns a cross-cultural meme, the industry is in the big leagues. Consider other greats like ‘Google it’ and ‘I’ll find you on Facebook’. No one doubts the ubiquity of apps, but when it comes to app development, specifically Android application development, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes that we don’t pay enough attention to. Namely, the innovation and boost that Android app development is imbuing in the mobile tech space.
Apps are only growing in terms of importance in our everyday lives, but with that importance comes competition, and with that competition comes tech innovation.
A new study from Flurry Analytics found that mobile app usage grew 11% from 2015 to 2016. But – and this is important – this was the first year that the study found certain apps rising in usage while others fell. What that means, basically, is that a rising tide no longer lifts all boats. We’ve hit a point where app developers have to fight for people’s time, as social media and messaging apps grew by 44% in usage, while personalization apps fell by 46%.
This app-eat-app world means that app developers need to take advantage of all the breakthroughs being made in the industry, including finding ways to continually boost mobile tech.
Let’s take a look at several ways that Android app development has spurred on the mobile technology sector, and what that means for the future of app development.