Advancements in technology and the development of more sophisticated features have allowed us to use our mobile phones for more than just recreational purposes.
As development for mobile platforms becomes more accessible to people across the globe, the number of apps on mobile markets continues to grow. According to Statista by September of last year, there were 1.3 million apps in the Google Play Store, and 1.2 million in the iTunes App Store.
Developers continue to refine their apps, creating new user experiences that draw consumers in. Spin Genie, one of the newer mobile game developers in the market, has just launched Slingo Riches, a game that brings slots and bingo together, in an attempt to capitalize on how over 50% of smartphone usage comes from gaming. Developers like Hipster Whale are also reimagining classics like Frogger into games like Crossy Road , bringing childhood classics back to life and making sure that there's something for everyone on mobile app markets.
However, this does not take away from the fact that many of the apps on the market today are meant to increase productivity and improve the way we work. With so much work being done on mobile phones, the need to back up your data and make it accessible across different platforms has become undeniable. While backing up your data from Android to iOS can be done with specialist apps, other ways to do so have been developed, many of them making use of the Cloud.
The Cloud is a virtual space where you can store your data for easy access regardless of what device and platform you're using. By storing your information and files on the Cloud, you can create documents on your phone while on-the-go and then sit down at your computer and put the finishing touches on the file, without the need to tether your phone to your computer, or use other transfer methods such as Bluetooth.
There are many Cloud service providers out there today, and most of them try to give their users more advanced features that would never have been possible on older platforms. Google's Cloud Platform has a host of features targeted for mobile app developers, while their storage services are easily accessible to the public as well. Apple's own iCloud services are also quickly becoming a popular way to connect devices, and Amazon and Oracle have started offering Cloud storage services.
Of course, with all the data being stored on a virtual space, the threat of data loss and leaks is all too real, and many still prefer more traditional methods of data storage. How do you feel about Cloud computing? Have you ever used it before, and what was your experience with Cloud computing like? Let us know in the comments!