The present COVID-19 outbreak has completely changed what the world meant for all of us . The COVID-19 pandemic has not only impacted economy , but has also largely affected our daily lives , and things as assumed are not likely to return to normal even after pandemic ends . Nobody knows when this pandemic is going to end from the world , and that is the reason many business has been forced to suspend their operations which has lead to affecting their bottom line . But the good news is it has also aids to accelerate development of several emerging technologies . These technological innovations is focus on reducing human to human contact , process automation , productivity increment , all due to social distancing norms .
Upon passing of time , more and more data emerges which offers plenty of rooms for business organisation in order to overcome with challenges that has been bought on by this pandemic and to stand stronger on the other hand for business worldwide . In this article we are going to discuss most emerging mobile trends that business should keep on their hotlist in order to adjust to post COVID-19 world .
Most Demanding Mobile Trends After COVID-19 World
List of questionaries about 5G technology and its deep impact on next generation connectivity and services has been circulating worldwide since last year or so . But the fact is technology is yet not widely been available . If you are among those who is thinking 5G is just another upgraded version of 4G , then it is not . 5G is entirely new network infrastructure , and has been assumed to have potential to revolutionise the complete mobile network function . Telecom operators are slow to completely roll out this technology and thereby offering limited 5G service .
But the question is why telecom providers are not completely rolling out this technology ? One of the reason being they are still not confident about the demand it would have from consumer side . However due to present COVID-19 , the 5G market may materialise sooner than expected . In the time of social distancing , everyone has been forced to isolate , thereby increasing the demand for working from home as well as studying from home which creates higher demand for bandwidth .
Long back in October 2019 , CCS Insights has predicted there will more one billion user of 5G by mid 2023 , which clearly states it will take less time than 4G to reach the same milestone . However due to current scenario , wherein people are seeking faster data sharing with increased connectivity speeds , rapid acceleration of 5G technology will facilitate user with meeting higher bandwidth demand and capacity challenges for existing infrastructure will also be addressed .
Cloud based mobile applications are already gaining popularity even before the pandemic , due to recent outbreak of COVID-19 , demand for easy access through remote servers as well as storing of large data sets on cloud without effecting device storage is getting attraction throughout the pandemic . On the basis of this metrics , post COVID-19 world , cloud technology will tend to increase for all types of apps .
As the virus spread day by day . people are forced to work from home and demand for online learning models as well as cloud based video conferencing and teaching is skyrocketing . As a result various cloud vendors has upgraded their resources to meet demand , which includes Zoom and Microsoft Teams . Youku and Ding talk (all-in-one platform under Alibaba Group ) in China launched campaign to attend classes at home has facilitated various students to learn in secured environment .
As a way forward , many business and educational industry are more likely to continue to implement this technology as future behaviour of both employees and students will change . As the demand will continue to increase in future , implementing this technology into mobile application will surely become key to success.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Post COVID-19 , consumer behaviours will no way go back to normal . Consumer will tend to purchase goods and services online as well as tend to work remotely from home will continue to increase . The roadmap for post COVID-19 world can’t be predicted , but one thing is sure that application of artificial intelligence (AI) will act as a helping hand to adapt to new trends .
AI can be proven beneficial for those who are into retail and supply chain industry .With the additional use of machine learning and data analytics technology , AI can help in prediction of new purchasing pattern as well as delivering great personalised experience to online consumers .
AI tools facilities reading customer behaviour , image recognition , human speech and many other and collect data from these to learn underlying patterns . Their capabilities are extraordinary valuable which aids companies to adapt to next normal once this pandemic subsidise .
Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
Not particularly because of this pandemic , demand of AR/VR is already at its high . People are making use of VR headset to play video games , explore virtual travel of world as well as for online entertainment . Now as they are isolated at home , they are making use of this technology to interact with human through social VR platform such as Rec Room , AltspaceVR , Bigscreen and VRChat .
Business is now being seen implementing VR platforms to hold video conferences , train employees , collaborate with team on project as well as making connection with employees virtually . For instance say Scientist worldwide has switched on Nanome which is again a VR software which facilitates molecular design for team collaboration on coronavirus research and its potential treatments .
According to latest eMarketer article , VR headset marker , HTC has held its very first ” VIVE Ecosystem Conference ” solely using VR .
Now as a business and consumers are getting more familiar to this technology , we are more likely to see more virtual video conferences and human interfaces as our new normal sets in .
Voice-Tech In Mobile Solution
As consumers are getting concerned about their mobile devices now a days ( which are touched more than 2600 times in a day ) as it can spears coronavirus . As a result of fear of germs spread , they might make use of voice tech technology which actually have potential to reduce the number of times one touches any mobile phones .
Voice usage will continue to increase tremendously and is expected to expand to other components which are smart and can be major germs hub . For instance implementing voice tech on lights , switches , music players , entertainment components will help in less need to physically touch them .
The aftereffects of this pandemic can’t be predicted at current stage . But one thing is sure , whenever companies begin to shift back to their recovery , the demand for digital transformation initiatives will surely tend to increase at tremendous scale and . This pandemic will force business worldwide to adopt to emerging mobile technologies . Also in order to get ahead of their competitors , business will surely adopt measure to be ahead in the race . As we have stated above , shifting your business towards this advance solution can overcome with business risk which is associated with COVID-19 pandemic and this technologies will also help your companies to run smoothly even now as well as in long terms .