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With regard to a mobile sphere “cloud computing” can be defined at its simplest as an infrastructure where data storage and data processing are performed outside of the mobile device. This means that the app is working not from the device, but from the cloud. In most of the current applications data are stored and processed in the devices themselves, but there are already some examples of mobile cloud computing – mobile Gmail, Google Maps etc. Echoing Juniper Research report (http://www.juniperresearch.com/reports/mobile_cloud_applications_and_services) published earlier this year the market of cloud-based applications will reach $9.5 billion by 2014.
A future growth of mobile computing may be determined by several factors. First of all, it is HTML5 technology, the latest version of the web’s markup language. Among important advantages of the HTML5 are possibility to store data off-line, post pictures and videos without installation of plugins and use geo-location for integrating device with cloud services and apps. Google and Android, for instance, already support the trend, though other developers still stay aside.
Number of potential users. It’s well known that today mobile apps are used exclusively by smartphones owners, while feature phones are not powerful yet to drive mobile apps. But the situation will change just in a few years… In the era of mobile computing access to the web will enable access to the mobile applications.
By the way, on a world scale not smartphones but feature-phones dominate over mobile markets today. Moreover, they are getting significantly smarter owing to built-in web-browsers. Of course, smartphones will not lose their positions, they will definitely become even more widespread and commonly-used. In any case feature-phones are supposed to become a determining factor in the mobile cloud computing growth.
As for mobile applications themselves, they will exist in two formats. Traditional downloadable apps will be sold alongside cloud-based apps (as links to websites). The only difference will be on the back-end. Mobile apps will store all data in the cloud and will gain even more power as data processing capacity will be also offloaded to the cloud.
Mobile apps enhanced by a cloud system will be driven mostly by enterprise sphere. Business and productivity-oriented cloud-based apps will enable users to access corporate data, collaborate on various projects, share files, track schedules etc. Perhaps it is the right time for enterprises to realize that mobile cloud-based services will become a critical element for a successful business strategy.