In the constantly evolving industry of technology, professionals are required to keep themselves up-to-date about the latest trends and innovations that could impact the sector. Workers experienced in the mobile industry are especially valued by companies. If a professional wished to find a competitive job in this sector he or she may want to consider consulting with an IT employment agency. However, this worker should be expected to know about the following mobile trends as well as others that are impacting the job.
Here are three trends expected to make it big in 2013:
1. Smartphones will replace traditional remote controls. Consumers who are tired of losing the remote or who are in constant contact with their phone may soon find themselves downloading new applications that allow a phone to direct appliances and entertainment technologies. Bloomberg News reports that manufacturers like LG and Sony are offering consumers applications that will allow their smartphones to replace TV remotes or to control household appliances like ovens and dishwashers. India’s Tata Motors has gone as far as building smartphone stands in their cars to replace built-in GPS systems.
2. Mobile market will become the target. Recently, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs spoke about a new generation classified as “born mobile.”These individuals have no idea what it is like to live in a world where they are not connected to a mobile device that is just as capable as one that must be connected. Venture Beat reports that U.S. homes now have 1.4 tablets per household compared to the 1.2 in 2011. In addition, individuals are now spending 130 minutes a day with smartphones and tablets on average – not much less than the average time Americans spend watching TV -170 minutes. However, experts are predicting those numbers to switch in the near future.
3. More services will become mobile. With the expansion of the number of smartphones owned in the United States, more services than ever are transforming to become mobile compatible. The average smartphone owner now can complete his or her banking, shopping and media consumption via their mobile device and many are. As a result, more businesses will soon make their services and products more mobile friendly in the upcoming year.