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Jan 08, 2016

Mobility News Briefing - Jan 8

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What's in-store in 2016?

This week was packed with bloggers, writers and industry experts ringing in the new year with their predictions on what 2016 has in-store. The ones that really caught my eye? Mobile trends in the enterprise and the frameworks, techniques and a new kind of mobile dev talent that mobile app developers need to keep an eye on. Recaps below!

Mobile Trends moving into 2016...

The story? Dan Berthiaume of CSA covered Digital Management Inc.'s 10 mobile trends of the new year. Let's look at the top 3.

1. Customer experience must come 1st -- meaning mobile must be embedded in every part of the organizations from sales to product management.

2. Reinvent the business -- by optimizing it for mobile because it's time to move beyond basic enterprise mobility function like device management and mobile-optimized sites.

3. Security and privacy will rise in priorities -- they will be the hot topic in the boardroom and the demand for security across all fronts (physical, device, app, etc) will be clear.

Get the full list of the top 10 here.

What mobile development will look like in 2016...

The story? David Ramel of ADT Mag outlined what trends he thinks mobile developers need to keep an eye on as we move into the new year.

New-Wave JavaScript -- because of the emergence of React Native, the cross-platform app development JavaScript framework. This approach allows developers to "learn once, write anywhere", and Ramel believes we'll more and more of this throughout the new year.

Progressive Web -- Google's leading this pack explaining that "A Progressive Web App uses modern Web capabilities to deliver an app-like user-experience". Ramel feels this technique might cause developers to move away from a strictly native approach.

Citizen Developers -- AKA the business analysts and web developers who with the help of many "low code" or RAD simplified tooling offerings that were launched in 2015, can now dip their feet into the enterprise mobile app development world. Ramel sees this creating many new opportunities in 2016.

Read the full article here.

Olivia Holmes

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