The IT industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The IT industry truly took off with the creation of the internet. This bought many versatile services to the user. Now the IT industry has unlimited potential. Due to high speed internet and devices such as smartphones, laptops and desktops have benefited us by giving us the option to access the internet whenever we choose. In conjunction with the increased use of internet the numbers of applications and software have increased considerably.
Every industry is starting to rely on software use. More people now prefer to connect through the internet. For the consumer it gives the option to check anything and do transaction through the internet than having to physically visit locations. For example most people would prefer to use Amazon in the comfort of their home or office to purchase something than visiting a store or two. Another example would be that people prefer to purchase movie tickets online rather than standing in line at the theatre. These are but few examples of how easy most tasks have become.
There is a website for nearly any service. For social networking there is Facebook and Twitter, for entertainment there is YouTube and Netflix, for shopping there is Amazon and EBay, for hotel bookings there is booking.com and Airbnb and many more. It also extremely competitive and there may be many websites competing. Intuitive web design and quality content have made some websites more competitive and more popular than others. The websites stated above are the most popular websites in their respective industries.
Due to the internet being a growing platform and devices such as smartphones to access the internet, have only increased the demand for both faster internet and more feature packed devices. The smartphone market is one of the fastest growing industries with newer phone models released every few months. These devices are closing the gap between a computer and phones enabling the user to use their smartphone to do many things that are done on a computer. Services such as email, document editing, watching videos, PDF viewing and internet access are some of the features that are available on smartphones.
Furthermore smartphones rather than accessing websites (which it could certainly do so) use applications to access various services. This is due to the fact that smartphones are mainly used by touching the screen which is different from a computer that uses a mouse and keyboard. These applications are also made it easier to use on a smartphone. Therefore a web design company would also design applications or a mobile version of its website to access via a smartphone.
The future of IT applications as stated above is limitless. It has changed how we interact with the world and will continue to do so.