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The Next Big Thing Will Be A Mobile App

May 14, 2011

There are 5.2 billion mobile devices in the world, of which 3.05 billion are SMS enabled according to technology research firm IDC. Mobile devices are growing by 20% per year. There are more than 1.08 billion smartphones in the world and Gartner predicts this number will exceed 2 billion by 2015. Facebook has 700 million users, but this number pales in comparison to combined global mobile and smartphone numbers. The next huge thing will be a carrier/network agnostic mobile app that can serve as the next-generation social platform connecting all these devices and the people who use them. The greatest hurdle to this app becoming reality is not the app itself, but server support for the mobile/data connection. With advances in cloud computing, look for something to emerge between the end of 2011 and mid-2012

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