The world of online and mobile app technology has improved substantially and there are Apps available for both fun and business. After much research and some condensing of several lists, the top three types of business-related apps and associated software, required in 2021, are noted below. Whether you are an app developer or simply a tech user, look out for the following.
- Remote Payment Apps
To make Remote payment easier, more apps and software for the receipt of secure remote payments are required. An increasing number of apps have been designed to take and receive payments on the go or remotely. The uptake of remote payments and using Apps to pay has been slow in America as compared to other countries, and this is expected to change drastically in the next year. As more business moves online and more people need to pay for products and services without ever going into the shop, a means of payment will be required. The key thing is to ensure that whatever payment app you use, it is approved and regulated by a known banking entity.
Do your research and keep ahead of the pack, know which are the safest payment apps out there and which ones your customer base is happy to use.
Or if you are in App development this will be the sector to focus on and in which to release the next big improvement to mobile payment.
- Improved Voice to Text Apps and Software
With more training, conferences and events going online, it is going to be imperative to have transcription software of the highest caliber. Getting live events converted to text or captions improves accessibility and provides longevity. There are now various apps and software available that can have transcripts of your event or Zoom meeting as soon as you need them. This is a fast-developing field, and you must test the chosen app or software to the max to ensure that it is transcribing verbatim, and to find one that is able to deal with regional accents and voice speed.
It is thus an area where there is scope for advancement and it will definitely be a sector to monitor in 2021.
- Remote Office Assistant Apps
As more people permanently work from home or work remotely, there is an increasing need for the remote office to be managed. It is important to consider the challenges of getting office tasks completed from home or while on the go, and to do so a number of Apps have been released. This is going to be one of the fastest growing App development sectors there is in 2021, as the remote working sector increases substantially. More and more people are looking for the simple to use assistant that can make their remote working life easier. With productivity being the main issues noted to adversely affect remote workers and those working from home, there have been a number of productivity and workflow improvement apps that have been released, such as Serene or Slack. Look at these and improve upon them, because the remote working segment is only expected to grow in the foreseeable future.
These three areas of app and software development are likely to be the fastest growing in 2021. If you are an App developer or simply interested in the sector, then these will be the Apps to look out for and improve upon.