Not that long ago, mobile devices were only used for communication purposes and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was a term unheard of. Besides voice, the most used business “application” was SMS, when alerts were sent to on-call personnel to ensure the quickest response time in case of emergencies or incidents.
Nowadays, companies are widely encouraging BYOD and online services are also provided on mobile devices through either mobile applications or mobile-friendly websites.
This trend of “going mobile” will continue to increase services like mobile banking, contactless mobile payment or medical patient files will make the technology more and more relevant in our lives. The development of connected objects, aka Internet of Things (IoT), will also have an impact on the development of mobile applications, through which users will have (or already start having) the ability to control sensors and processes .
This quickly evolving mobile world comes with new challenges for companies managing or providing mobile applications. Integration and security of mobile applications are two major challenges for many companies.