Cyber security is a huge concern for both business owners and customers alike. From compromising your financial accounts to tarnishing the faith your clients have in your business, Internet criminals can cause immeasurable harm to those they target. While we have all heard the news stories about online hackers, fake apps are entering the scene as the next trend in technology-based fraud.
Analyst firm IDTechEX predicts that the wearable tech market would reach $39 billion by the end of 2016 and $150 billion by 2026. CSI Insight reports that a total of 411 million wearable devices valued at $34 billion would be sold in 2020. MarketsandMarkets also predicts that the wearable technology by 2020, would grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.8%. Today, fitness tracker devices alone are worth $700 million and hold 61% of total wearable devices. Looking at these numbers, it is evident that the wearable technology is making inroads into our lives.
We are excited to share our plans for 2017. We have ambitious plans to extend the AppSheet platform and to address many of the feature requests that you have asked for. This post lays out our plans in broad strokes.
2017 is poised to be the year of the "no-code" citizen developer. This is not just some cottage industry or niche movement. While we are still at the early stages, "no-code" is a global transition that will transform the landscape of computing. For the very first time in the four decades of popular computing, the huge gap between creators and consumers of software will shrink and in fact potentially disappear. At AppSheet we're at the forefront of this change.
Something incredibly transformational is emerging: the advent of the “citizen developer.” You may or may not have heard the term. Our newest white paper, Empowering Citizen Developers: A Guide, walks you through everything you need to know and how to empower these employees to create powerful apps that benefit the whole organization. Here, we'll give you a snapshot of the steps you should take.