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Is Wearable Technology the Future of Web Development?


Do you know what the biggest web development trend to have caught the fancy of tech folks is? It’s the wearable apps. Once you look at these figures, you will know why exactly wearables have managed to rise to tech prominence. As per a report, the wearable technology market is well poised to touch USD 31.27 billion by the year 2020. And remember- 2020 isn’t that far either. Thanks to the immense popularity of the smart devices (like wrist bands and smart watches), we are set to witness a possible surge in the demand for wearable apps in future as well. In a year or two, wearable apps would actually be touted as one of the primary forces driving customer engagement. A web development company as such, would need to add wearable apps to their portfolio in order to drive sales. Here is more about these apps.

Wearable Technology: This is what the future of web development holds

Start off by learning about the types of mobile connectivity attributes and apps that can be built for these devices. Here is a look:

  • The Compatible apps that are responsible for connecting devices meant to extract and send data from and to other devices
  • The standalone apps that are backed by functionalities of the wearable device itself
  • Cards for static screens
  • Push notifications meant for connecting apps

Experts have been continuously stressing on the fact that since the screen space has become even smaller with the wearables (they are even smaller than mobile devices), developers should make sure that they’re handling discoverability related challenges in a different manner than what they have been doing for mobile devices. However, there is no need to bring about major tweaks in strategies in this regard. Just introducing a few minor tweaks will definitely serve the purpose.

At the core of the success of wearable apps, it is believed, will be your efforts to customize your notifications. Adding a slew of notifying features like a buzzing noise, lighting up of the screen or ping will help your users recognize notifications easily.

Wearable apps: What exactly do you need to do?

A developer needs to focus on the interactivity of the user as well. And, what exactly do you need to do in order to bolster interactivity of the device? Ensure that you are guarantying features like single swipe, one tap reading, etc. This will ensure that he/she does not have to keep on tapping his smart device in order to secure results. Smartness of the smart device guaranteed!

Kindly ensure that you are keeping yourself updated about the latest trends ruling the wearable market. This will definitely help you stay a step ahead in the “digital” curve. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the overall layout, compatibility and functionality of the wearable apps.

Hopefully, the tips offered here will help you design highly functional wearable apps in the future. Do turn to more such posts in a bid to be duly guided.


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