As much as the world of technology seems to be evolving faster and faster all of the time, one area where that notion seems the truest is where it comes to the Internet. The Internet changes so rapidly that it can be difficult for any one person to keep up and because of the way people rely more and more on their gadgets today the Internet continues to evolve to try to keep up. The notion of the use of applications on devices has vastly changed the approach to the Internet of many companies as new technology and ideas incorporate more and more the use of applications.
What Applications Have Done So Far
With the advent of cellphones, smartphones, tablets, e-readers it was only natural that some of the direction the web was going to take was bound to change, but the changes that have taken place may have taken some technology companies by surprise. In the past, the huge emphasis at companies like Microsoft was always in the operating system and software used for the desktop and eventually the laptop computer. Now computer hardware and software companies have come to realize that with devices becoming smaller and more mobile to suit a changing lifestyle, fewer and fewer people are relying on just a computer or even a computer at all, doing all of their tasks right on their phones and tablets. This has caused a shift in the way business is now being done, including the Internet.
Technology Will Continue to Evolve
Technology companies have seen the shift that has occurred more towards mobile use and the use of applications to do nearly everything today, making the need for a lot of software and multiple gadgets no longer necessary for many people. This has caused big companies like Microsoft to place more of their research focus on the use of applications in the mobile world that exists today, trying to develop more ideas to accommodate the way that people are living today. This includes making software that was traditionally used only for desktop and laptop computers more user-friendly for mobile devices. It also means that many websites must alter their approach to being able to suit more than just a laptop computer screen and also be adaptable to mobile devices and more mobile friendly.
Technology will certainly continue to evolve but the current popularity and use of applications has completely changed the face of the Internet as it is known today compared to what it was even just ten years ago. More businesses and recreational sites for gaming, music and reading have adapted to the use of applications to drive their business more than the traditional websites that they may have maintained in the past. It will be interesting to see what type of balance occurs between the two over the next few years or if the use of applications and mobile devices completely swallows up the desktop market, making mobile gadgets and applications the way most people work and conduct business.