Apps and virtual reality feature highly in Forbes’ top 7

According to Forbes, VR will truly emerge, mobile will dominate the desktop, and an app explosion is imminent.

A recent Forbes article predicts that 2016 will be a great year for digital marketing. Of the seven online marketing trends highlighted, Apps, Virtual Reality and Mobile lead the way. Here's an overview of their predictions;

App explosion:

Apps have come a long long way over the last 10 years. But the recent advancements in app indexing is leading to an explosion of business-grade mobile apps. Whilst mobile sites have their advantages, they still play second fiddle to the incredible functionality that apps can offer.

Mobile will completely dominate desktop:

This goes hand in hand with the aforementioned app explosion. Not only did Google announce that mobile traffic overtook desktop traffic, they also released the “mobilegeddon” algorithm to encourage mobile site optimisation. To quote the Forbes article “it’s clear what side of the fence Google’s on”. The increase in mobile traffic is a clear indication of today’s users’ ‘first screen’. The same screen that aforementioned ‘app explosion’ refers to. 

Virtual Reality will emerge:

VR has been a fad for many years. It’s come and gone more times that an Uber cab. But with billions of dollars being invested by Google, Facebook and Samsung, virtual reality is here to stay. 

At the time of writing we are putting the finishing touches to an adrenalin-fuelled virtual reality experience for a leading insurance. This solution combines 360º video, GearVR headset, augmented reality and native mobile technologies to create an event experience that customers will want to relive, whilst gathering valuable data and brand engagement for the client. 

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Our ongoing research and development into evolving technologies for enterprise use and strategic marketing means we’re perfectly placed to deliver robust solutions that provide the required engagement.

Read the full Forbes article here