While desktops will likely remain the prime method of Internet use for most users, there’s no doubt that mobile application development is a big player too. For businesses, this means some serious amendments as more employees than ever jump from being tied to a desktop or laptop to connecting to files from any location.

This not only enables employees to connect to presentations and documents from anywhere, but it also opens up new concerns for the businesses engrossed in protecting data.

Constantly Connected

The boundary between work and personal will advance to blur as employees complete work during evenings and weekend hours. Mobile device ownership means employees have the capability to stay connected to work at all times and that will breed an expectation that employees be reachable at all times. Over the years mobile application development has evolved to bridge this gap between employer and employees efficiently.

Mobile Based Marketing

Even Google is acknowledging that the world of search is changing. The site’s new Hummingbird algorithm addresses the role mobile application development now plays in search today. Users are more likely to ask a question into a mobile device than type in keywords and Google is now prepared to deliver those answers. For this reason, it’s crucial for businesses to ask themselves what questions a consumer would ask that would lead them to their website.

Apps For Everything

Earlier, a business owner required an Office suite, e-mail, and industry-specific software to operate business. Today’s business owner has an infinite number of mobile apps available, many for a far lower price than traditional software. The trend toward mobile means businesses will be thoughtful when it comes to the software necessary to run operations, which is where mobile application development comes into play. Everything from billing and scheduling to project management may be moved to Cloud-based mobile apps.