The wearable technology is growing by leaps and bounds. The advent of wearables have really influenced customers who need more immediate means of mobility and businesses which are looking for efficiency that wearable can bring to them.
Wearable technologies allow users to stay better engaged with their environments, and more discreet along with being fashionable.
Wearable apps are generally created in synced with mobility. Although, they can be created to work standalone, but when these apps are also able to sync with smartphones, they can use a lot of functionalities of these devices and communicate with them to deliver better results.
The current situation
An excellent example of wearable technology has been set in the market by fitness tracking apps. The market of these apps is currently estimated as worth of $ 700 million. Fitness apps, no doubt, are leading the wearable-solution market with 61% of big market share and expected to reach a worth of $12.6 billion by the year 2018.
No surprise it will happen. It happens every time a new technology hits the market. Before smartphone entered the market, desktop internet had already taken almost 20 years to reach the four corners of the world. Smart devices took off in half that time. Is it happening with wearable mobility, too? It appears so because as of a Gartner’s research, mobile apps will be downloaded 268 billion times, generating revenue of $77 billion by 2017 and to all these 268 billion apps, half of the interactions will come not from smartphones but from wearable devices.
This is of course good news for mobile app developers who haven’t tried their hands on wearable app development. Also, businesses having their apps hosted on apps-store need to consider extending app-support to wearable devices. Two biggest platforms already available in the market are Android Wear and Apple Watch.
There is no lack of opportunities for business launching wearable apps in the age where people heavily rely on mobile. All businesses will need making breathtaking apps to take an advantage of wearable technologies. This is the only way to stay afloat. Though, engineering such apps is still a challenging task for most mobile app development companies.
So how challenging task is to create a wearable mobile app? Here are some probable challenges:
Selecting the right platform for an app is one big challenge. To stand out of the crowd and have maximum reach, it’s advised to businesses that they launch a cross platform wearable app. It’s why because wearable market is in its early phase and there are so many of changes that we have to see. Cross platform app development technology is adaptable and allows you rapidly make changes to all the apps in shot.
Wearables have smaller screens in comparison to mobile devices and so do developers apply an approach that fits these devices best. Developers of wearable apps take a completely different approach which has complete focus on rapid interaction based on commands provided by users. Because these devices do not have much space, apps have to deliver result in minimum requirement of inputs.
The feature of sharing data in wearables provides a number of benefits to users. Data shared is utilized to provide users with customized details. Because the data may be private, it’s necessary for developers to consider the security as the integral part of a wearable app.
Quicker App Development
Because the wearable industry is quite dynamic and there are devices from a number of companies, developers would need quick and constant upgrades to the apps to go with the trends.
Wearables are small devices. This is why they cannot be provided with big battery keeping them fueled for a long time in single recharge. This is why developers need to develop an app that puts minimum stress on device-battery, keeping it alive throughout the day.