5 Mobile Development Trends for 2016

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Social Media 2.0

At the beginning of the social media revolution, sites like Myspace, Friendster and Facebook were all the rage. Unfortunately, the market has been a difficult one to hold on to and even harder to monetize. While Facebook is still going strong, with 1.5 billion users, the only demographic showing much growth is among seniors. Twitter, likewise, has some serious monetization problems, and has become so cluttered it’s no longer adding large numbers of users.

Today, teens are using Snapchat, Instagram, Periscope and Vine — a sure sign that the old is going away and the new is taking its place. The needs of social media users are changing and, consequently, a lot of new players are disrupting the status quo. There's still no clear winner, so chances are, we'll see more exciting social apps coming to market this year; one or more of them may become the next Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

There are already well over two billion smartphone users around the world and that number just keeps growing. Smartphones, tablets, wearables, environmental sensors, AI and other emerging mobile technologies are fueling the biggest tech revolution since the creation of the PC and Internet. All of which are dramatically reshaping our world. Chances are, 2016 will be more exciting for both entrepreneurs and consumers than we can possibly imagine. In this slideshow, Appster has identified emerging trends that will likely dominate mobile for the coming year.


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