Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Apple Drives Apps into Services | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

A market dynamics snapshot as the "It's the apps, stupid" era winds down

"This decreased focus on individual apps and increase focus on services isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s arguably the general direction that software development—particularly on mobile devices—is going. In China, for example, you can get access to these kinds of services and much more in WeChat. These developments do, however, imply a fairly major shift in the role that developers can and will have with Apple and end users. They also imply a major rethink in terms of what an “app” actually is.
In essence, the new app model in this services-focused approach is a “service extension,” which strikes me as being much more similar to the “skills” you can add to an Amazon Echo than a traditional app."
Apple Drives Apps into Services | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
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