The workforce is changing. It’s estimated that 75 percent of the workforce will be millennials in the span of ten years. Millennials have a vastly different understanding and set of needs from their work place that previous generations did not. They expect technology to be integrated completely and conveniently into their working lives. They do work on smartphones and tablets as opposed to PCs and papers. What does this mean for app developers? It means that there are going to be huge opportunities in the development of enterprise apps that can match the needs of this burgeoning workforce.
Enterprise apps are already becoming a staple for technologically-advanced workplaces. Many companies have their own infra-office apps to help manage employees and provide easy access points for information. However, many are poorly-designed, difficult to use, and do not always work across multiple devices. As the workforce moves further away from traditional means this becomes less acceptable. There are some apps currently available like Blackberry Experience Suite that aids in productivity and communication, Dynamic Buy-Buyer that is used for retail inventory management, and TunnelBear that makes it easy to gain remote access to workplace information, but these are few and far between. The demand is growing and someone needs to be there to meet that demand.
What does the future hold for enterprise app development? Expect businesses to start flocking to enterprise apps now that there’s plenty of data proving how much they increase productivity. This is great news because currently 43% of enterprise app developers are making more than $10k per month compared to only 19% of consumer app developers. Expect that number to continue growing. It’s also likely that many apps will need to feature cloud-compatible software features so that people can work from anywhere. It will also be important for enterprise app developers to think about all the many platforms that are available to employees now. This includes wearables, which will play a key role in the future of the business person.
Enterprise apps are set to become a major market for app developers. Start thinking about how you can get involved now so that you can strike while the iron is hot!
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