Mobile Trends and Cloud Computing

Did you know that there will be 10 billion mobile Internet devices worldwide by 2016? Along with that prediction, smartphone traffic will be 50 times the size it is today. Those figures can only mean one thing: More mobile apps!

Mobile app development will dominate in the near future. The trend is there: People download and use more apps than ever; app development jobs have risen significantly over the years – and will continue to do so in the future. The strong growth is made possible by – what else – the cloud! PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions allow mobile apps to be developed and deployed in the cloud quickly and in cost-effective manner.

The supply-and-demand is high, too; check this out: In the period of 2009-2014, cloud-based mobile apps market will increase by 90%. Today, some of the most popular mobile applications are running in the cloud: Instagram, Groupon, Zynga, etc.

Engine Yard, one of PaaS solution providers, released a very useful cloud computing infographic showing you the big picture in mobile and cloud computing innovations. Here it is…

Platform as a Service

Courtesy of: Engine Yard 

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