2016 is certainly going to be the year of customers. It will be a time when most successful enterprises will reinvent them to systematically understand and serve the growing number of customers. It’s going to be a year when businesses will experience practical growth driven by adding mobile apps to their IT strategy.
The avid focus of businesses on customers appears to make 2016 a year filled with limitless opportunities. Of course opportunities will be available for mobile app developers too but only when they follow the modern app development techniques.
Mobile customer will be thought at first. It will also affect the whole online strategy of a business.
Many apps just look like nothing more than website. Developers have already learned a lot of by their mistakes. In next year, they will start learning the demand of customers in better way. Instead of mobile app to look more like website, websites / web apps will look more like native apps. Also, developers will begin building apps with new frameworks and languages.
Company will stop developing tools and technologies which they can easily buy. They will use SaaS, instead.
Developers will selectively improve the flexibility of a business by leveraging SaaS and cloud based apps. It’s expected that in coming year, the revenue of software vendors with SaaS or cloud based software will exceed US $1 billion. Developers will set the boundary between building and buying tools and technologies. It’s because we are seeing the coexistence of buying and building, with custom software development majorly focused on differentiation, while packaged software is focused on economies of scale. The dual strategy will be accompanied by changes in architecture, governance, sourcing-vendor management.
Supply-chain-management principles will help govern open-source implementation.
9 out of 10 apps are based on open source technologies and 80% of them have been deployed within the period of last 12 months. But not all of the organizations behind such apps do have good visibility. Apart that, vulnerabilities of using open source components is always associated with those apps. In the year ahead, these practices will be borrowed from lean manufacturing and supply chain management to get control over proliferation of OSS components in their apps and their overall software portfolios.