Smartphone applications .. Will we see the end of the era?

The success of startups does not depend, in large measure, on the power of the idea, nor on the strength of its implementation. “Steve Jobs” installed the wave of semiconductor development and electronic chips and began to produce computers. “Bill Gates” is alerted to the need for an operating system and programs to take advantage of these computers. At present, 10 years into application stores, some believe that the era of applications is nearing completion, and entrepreneurs need to wait for the next wave because the current is in recession, but reality never shows.



Over the past few years, voice-based digital assistance has been widely used as a widespread introduction. Once Amazon introduced the Echo home assistant, companies began to launch one by one. Hence, everyone assumed that the sound was the next technical cry that would overwhelm the touch screens after more than a decade of their presence on the market.


This hypothesis has been supported by the emergence of smart clocks that have become smaller screens, followed by smart glasses that also carry a small screen, to confirm that sound is the best way to use these devices because touch the small screen will be difficult and impractical over time.

In addition, it is believed that the wave of applications and shops, and because of the ride by millions of people, is no longer expand for more, there is an application for every idea that comes to mind at the moment, and separates the entrepreneur and the bubble of his dreams only a simple search inside the store, The idea is certainly similar.

Investors and venture capitalists turned their attention to future technologies such as self-leadership, blockchain, machine self-learning, and artificial intelligence. Because this type of project is new, it has media coverage and a wider spread than any new application that reaches the store today, even if its idea is revolutionary and pioneering and unparalleled. The winds of change already exist. But this does not mean that the success of any technology company, with a new idea based on the application for smart devices, is impossible or difficult at the moment. The chance of its success is even greater than in the past for many reasons.

Golden Age

When entrepreneurs like Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter, or Brian Chesky, one of the founders of Airbnb, began developing their applications 10 years ago, it was hard to find a mentor to help them get up in their companies because this type Of experience was fairly recent, and harder for people like Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook in 2004. But with the huge number of Unicorn startups at the moment, any new entrepreneur can take advantage of past experiences, Through direct guidance from them, or through the use of books dealing with the march of one of those companies.

Talking about projects such as Facebook, Twitter, or even Entragam and WattsApp, they had to develop the infrastructure personally, ie write programs to stream data from and to servers to ensure The application in the best possible way, without forgetting the development of special algorithms for search, or broadcast content, all without talking about the same application that will be used by users of smart devices.

Today, with cloud storage providers such as Amazon’s AWS, Firebase from Google and Azure from Microsoft, developers can get a flexible server that can automatically adjust its resources based on usage ratios. With a few code lines, a powerful login system can be created, or even stored and updated simultaneously for all users, meaningless physical cost and less effort.

Smartphones remain

Looking at projects such as Entragam and Facebook, or Snape Chat, they did not come to solve a big problem the community suffers from, that is, it did not come to meet an existing need that everyone is looking for a technical solution. Over time, however, with the complexity of everyday life, technical solutions were needed to reduce the big problems. The emergence of more than one e-store created a problem: each shop must be inspected separately before completing the order to ensure the best price. This, in turn, means an opportunity for a new project to compare prices in all stores and display them to the user in one place, to name just a few.


After new technical devices and services that users had to pay for, there was a need to provide additional means of income for the individual. Hence, the telecentres were launched or the search for professionals for paid jobs. The daily reliance on technology over the past decade has opened up new ideas for new projects that can be developed at the present time based on future technologies that everyone monitors, such as machine self-learning.


Another example of the need for a solution to solve a problem created by technology is the interpretation services. Many applications allow for a medium of translation between the tourist and someone in a foreign country. But because a lot of applications on the one hand, and the need for real interaction on the ground between humans, on the other hand, came out applications that allow the translator to accompany the tourist to translate.

Finally, back to smartphones and touch screens, this type of device is still and will not disappear. Companies are moving first to produce phones with larger screens and revolutionary display technologies, that is, they are still investing in this area. Some companies, such as Samsung, have gone further by offering a smartphone with a folding screen, which means that the phone can be turned into a tablet. Even digital aid, which is said to have come to replace the era of sound, has introduced touch screens because of consumer demand on the one hand, and its importance on the other.


The human experience is cumulative, as is the technology that, whatever its evolution, will depend on the binary counting system, zero and one, to represent the data until the quantum computers are ready to be replaced. Applications and their stores also will not disappear overnight. Applications such as Ober rely on self-learning to predict congestion periods, taxi densities and requests at some point, which means an interplay between current and future technologies. Here we have not talked about enhanced reality applications (AR) and the development of cameras and monitors in smart devices, a new wave that has not yet started to ride the best yet.