It is clear to see with new developments in the mobile tech market how mobile apps have changed the game for Apple. Mobile applications have literally changed the face of most communication tech designers and manufacturers. Apple is not left behind in this shift of perspective and technology.
Apple has been home to one of the biggest application stores. The change is bringing new revolution as Google and others are bringing in mobile tech that can be used across a big number of mobile techs making them available to most of the mobile tech users. This however, doesn’t mean that the operations of the apps have been duplicated. The functions or the results are based on the same deductions but different platforms.
The mobile apps kept them ahead of the game for a while. Apple has been ahead of the game by creating mobile applications that are suitable for their devices. Unlike other mobile apps, the Apple apps are limited to Apple devices. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage. Only time will tell which grows bigger than the other. The reason for this is that many other mobile apps are applicable across a large number of devices increasing the compatibility. Very few apple apps can be used on any other platform.
When it comes to other mobile tech manufacturers, they are now facing a big competition. People buy mobile tech on the basis of the functionality they provide. For example, apps such as the iLiving App provide video content and the phone tech must keep up with demand for such applications. The mobile applications that come with apple offered many functions that were only special to Apple. These include iTunes, Quick player and many others.
These applications have now been produced by many other platforms to offer multimedia functions And many more features. This is a niche apple may not maintain for a long time. The mobile apps created are now able to play more formats of videos and music that apple can. The segregation may not be a good thing for apple but good news for many other mobile tech manufacturers.
The cost of applications for apple is also a challenge that has been solved by many other platforms. The mobile application used on apple devices will come at a price. Though not all, the coolest will cost something. Most of the other platforms have created applications that can be used with great functionalities that surpass the free Apple apps. This is a big competition because many are opting to move to cheaper devices offering the same or more access. This will definitely be a game changer for apple where by they will need to offer more to their clientele so that they can enjoy the same services as any other mobile providers.
This is a great eye opener on how mobile apps have changed the game for Apple. The driving force behind the mobile tech is the applications that it can handle. The more the applications the more desirable the tech. in the case where the tech is limited in use, the preference will be reduced by a big margin. The best tech right now is one that can use quite a number of platforms. Compatibility is more preferable to uniqueness when it comes to technology. This may be a page that Apple will have to borrow with the rise of mobile apps.
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Eric is a full time blogger and is a mobile tech expert. He blogs at EricWelke.com.