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Mobile App Development Trends to Look Out for in 2016

January 18th, 2016

Mobile apps have become very popular in the last few years. This development has made it possible for people to perform a lot of tasks, such as shopping, ordering a meal, banking, etc. This mighty combination of smart devices and apps has formed a new digital sphere. And it is changing how we interact with information.

Businesses are investing in mobile applications. However, technology is changing so rapidly. It can be very difficult to keep up with the newest trends. In this blog, we will share the best mobile apps development trends to look out for in 2016.  Let’s have a glance:

Support for Cloud Technology

Cloud technology is already very popular. In 2016, we expect it to play an even bigger role.  Developers can greatly benefit from this technology. They can build numerous functions revolving around cloud technology.

Mobile Payments

Apply Pay and similar services will become more popular this year. People are already using smartphones to make transactions.  We also expect developers to create applications that can complete transactions in a fast, secure and convenient manner.

The internet of Things

Internet of things is set to become popular in apps development industry. Latest inventions like wearable devices will add to the surging popularity of internet of things. Many big and small companies are manufacturing wearable devices. Their prices are likely to fall down.  In simple words, 2016 is definitely the year of this new category.

Enterprise Mobility will Become Mainstream

Businesses are increasingly investing in mobile apps. So, we anticipate this trend to continue in 2016. The biggest growth will come from small businesses and startups companies.  The development in mobile payments will lure businesses as well.  However, this also means that security will remain an important topic in the upcoming few months.

As mobile apps are really important, your business should invest in them.  Sonitek International is a trusted mobile apps development company in Toronto, Canada.  Contact us to get a feature-rich mobile app.

Top Mobile Marketing Campaigns – Big Brand Mobile Website Apps Campaign Case Study

May 3rd, 2012

Entire digital marketing world is booming, on the back of cutting-age ideas, tailored made Digital marketing campaigns. Now Mobile Marketing channel become more important into multichannel strategy.  Great number of local small & medium businesses start using mobile advertising as a cost-effective advertising channel. Why ? Simple Answer – Adoption of smartphone & tablet going up & up.

Think – What fascinates your Consumers ? What Can surprise them ? What campaign can inject Your message into People which last forever ? How to integrate your existing campaign ( SEO, PPC, SMM , Traditional Marketing Campaign or other ) with Mobile Marketing Campaign ?

Mobile Marketing – What Marketing Research Companies says

eMarketer study (Dec 2011) says – Mobile usage increase dramatically increase to 65 Minutes/Day while usage of traditional ad medium – Newspaper, Magazine Drop to 44 Minutes/Day.  According to research from famous Digital marketing solution provider IgnitionOne – US Mobile Search Advertising jump 221% in 2012 Q1. These news surprise lots of our’s clients but not me. Some clients accept the power of mobile platform. They are planning to launch Mobile friendly website & after that they will focus on mobile search ads. So the time comes when Each Company need to stop “Completely relies” on Outdated Approach – Traditional Marketing

Mobile Platform is Engaging, Entertaining, Exciting channel.

Mobile gives your company power to connect with Target customers. You will find better response & more value for money people then any other medium – Newspaper Ad, Magazine Ad, TV Ad, Radio Ad & others. Interactive time is high. Its too difficult to ignore. Remember Mobile Phone is personal device.

Mobile Marketing Campaigns – New Decade – New Ideas

Your Company or Your Clients are planning to launch Mobile Marketing campaigns like famous big brand campaigns. Feeling Nervous . Don’t know where to start ?. Then Believe on the outcome of Successful Mobile Marketing campaign & follow them. So simple !

Mobile Marketing Case Study : Success Stories Inspire Every Mobile Marketers - Your in-depth marketing research & study old successful mobile marketing case study help you to create successful Marketing strategy & understand power of real power of different marketing techniques.

1. Interaction rates within the mobile expandable banners were 5 times higher than for in-app placements due to behavioral targeting ( great marketing strategy ) – Intel’s Rich Mobile Banner Ads

2. Mobile Website is much more valuable then Mobile App. 91% YOY up in mobile search revenues & 20 % traffic up to company’s mobile site. – InterContinental Hotels Group

Flash Website Design Examples

Read more at Case study InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

What we learn – User friendly Mobile Website is Powerful Tool to improve profit of company.

1. Forward Visitor to mobile website when they use mobile platform
2. Use Single column layouts – most famous mobile website layout
3. Use Important & low content
4. Easy to Use Navigation structure
5. Allow Scroll in only one Direction
6. Design optimized for both Touch screen & non-touchscreen mobile owners

3. Just 12 Days of campaign on Christmas can increase sales/dealership traffic/ mobile club membership. Mobile Marketing campaign encouraged consumers to send SMS -RT66 to 55678 to get discount – Route 66 Harley-Davidson SMS Campaign

1. Christmas – Find Low Sale time-frame,  Choose Holiday season in between
2. SMS Marketing Channel for Target customers – Choose New Gen. Marketing Channel for New Gen.
2. Start campaign through in-store & Social Media Marketing – Adopt Integrate Marketing Strategy
3. Create Memebers list – Special “Members Only”
4. Send Discount Alerts with text opt-in program – Special Discount for Special People
5. 250% on T-shirts, 16% sales jump on Helmets & Leather Jacket – Track

What we learn – SMS Marketing of Special Discount on festive Season can jump business’ sales if target “Right” consumers.

Read More : Mobile Marketing Campaign help Harley-Davidson to increase Dealership Dramatically

4. Permission-based service helps Nike to connect with people who have opted in to receive messages in English & Arabic to Male & Female subscribers & achieve high response rate which lead by Young People (18 -24 Age). Nike got success to attract Common People & Shopaholic to their store in Dubai Festival City – Nike Mobile Marketing

1. Separate campaigns message for English & Arabic – Deliver Message in Consumer language
2. Permission-based message have high open rate – Deliver Message only to those who really Interest to know about Your Product
3. Launch just before a holiday weekend – Choose Right Time

Latest Nike Campaign – Nike Free Run+. Run Stronger Campaign with Romantic Music


5. Mobile Campaign was successfully create more then 11 Million Engagements. Carling Black Label “Be the Coach” – an interactive Mobile Campaign used Mobile Techs – USSD, SMS and Interactive Voice Recording to leverage Fans’ Emotions.  Winner – Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign at Gsma Global Mobile Marketing Awards 2012

6. Google mobile ads targeted at iPads Mobile Platform had 30% higher conversion rate & 10% higher orders value than Desktops/Laptops Platform. – Result of Sweetwater Sound Inc ‘s Mobile Ads targeted at iPads

What we learn – Target iPad Mobile Platform withing Google Adwords’ s Device Platform option to enjoy greater conversion rate benefits.

7. How can You use Interactive game with Mobile Phone to promote Your Brand ? Use IVR-based “mobile joy stick” system ( Use Mobile Phone keys as joysticks ) which allow multiplayers to control the on screen characters. Mind-blowing Idea.  Cornetto ( Unilever’s popular ice cream brand) launched outdoor, multi-player, mobile enabled game with True interactivity in Mind.

Winner -  Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign at the GSMA GLOBAL MOBILE MARKETING AWARDS 2011


8. Juniper launched Eco-friendly Event marketing campaign using innovative, rule-breaking marketing strategy. Believes or not - Entire Event conference was served through content accessed by scanning QR codes. Here QR code change the Game Rule .

Read more at Juniper Networks’ QR code event strategy leads to paperless conference

Facts about Mobile Marketing With QR Codes
. 46% of smartphone owners have scanned a QR code or barcode on a product, sign, or shelf label – The Future of In-Aisle Mobile
. Half of U.S. smartphone owners have scanned a QR code - Chadwick Martin Bailey
. 66% of all QR code scans on the Scanvee platform come from Apple’s iOS platform, 25% from Android devices and 8% from RIM’s Blackberry – Scanvee

9. Starbucks’ Mobile App payments strategy continues to gain steam.

No mobile marketer can ignore Starbuck Brand who launch mobile payments app January 2011. Now Latest data says, Starbucks reaches 42M mobile payment transactions as popularity of STARBUCKS CARD MOBILE APP increasing everyday.

Starbucks Cup Magic App on festival occasion help Brand to surprise their customers & also give smile on their face. This app allows you to send virtual messages, gifts to your friends or relatives.It also help Brand to create Great Buzz.

10. McDonald successfully grab attention of Swedan people with Pick ‘N Play. This Game application become an True example of Interactive and engaging marketing by combining billboard advertisement with mobile marketing. McDonald encourage lots of advertiser to create interactive game & convert billboard into outdoor mobile game platform.

1. Create Simple Game  – People Love Mobile Game
2. Integrate Interactive Billboard Campaign with Mobile Phone – Billboard grab attention & Mobile Phone to sustain it
3. No need to Download Game app ( ) – People walking on roads have no passion
4. Change billboard into Personal Game Monitor
5. Complete Game in 30 seconds & win free food coupons – People love challenges

That’s why McDonald customers says I’ m loving it.

Above Mobile Marketing Campaign help you to understand – Why only few marketers taste the success while others fails.

Focus on Target Customers Interest then on Upper Management like-dislike

Right now your client, your company need to adopt a aggressive mobile marketing strategy & improving visibility on mobile platform before it too late. My suggestion – Integrate Mobile Marketing can easily integrate with with your other existing marketing channel – TV Ad, Outdoor Advertising, Print Ads

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