Mobile is the future
- The number of smart device users is increasing in high rate. In fact, the rate is faster than the PC users of the 80’s or the 90’s.
- Soon, the smart mobile devices will be more than the desktop or laptop PCs on the planet.
- Mobile users in China have doubled last year, compared to the Japanese.
- Building mobile applications is very easy and there already are several frameworks that assist the development process and making it easier and faster; therefore cheaper.
- There is a large number of mobile apps that is offered for free (therefore it is easy for these vendors to build fast a “customer base”) and can be upgraded later for a small price (when the user will be convinced that the functionality is good and is there or wants some more). This didn’t happen with traditional web applications (although it is starting to happen with some SaaS products, nowadays).
- It takes evolutionary and original thinking that usually young entrepreneurs have, who often do not have the qualifications or abilities of entrepreneurship, itself, so that they can build a viable business model.
- It’s a world trend, so all those technology people seeking to do something new inevitably turn their sights to this space. This results in a large number of start-ups which in many cases do not have clear business goals (or plans!), have limited resources etc. (Large players are still in development or marketing phase. Some of them haven’t yet come down in this arena as they are waiting to see where the “ship” is going to turn to).
- Modern tools make development easy but hasty decisions often result to poor user interface or user experience, in general. The average mobile or smart phone user is hasty and demanding enough, so a relatively good application which offers poor user experience is doomed to failure.