The Emergence of Intelligent Mobile Apps

The intelligent app opportunity

Four paths to intelligent apps

  1. Intelligent interactions
  2. Intelligent APIs
  3. Intelligent data
  4. Intelligent voice

1) Intelligent interactions

  • Apps perform tasks automatically by receiving cues from user intent signals — rather than through explicit user commands.
  • Apps execute on voice commands, removing the need for users to tap and type.
  • Rapid discovery of app content through new ways of app development like Android Instant Apps and Android Slices.
  • What is the purpose of the app?
  • What are the important transactions associated with the app?
  • How many ways are there to engage with the app?
  • Where is the app targeted to run?
  • Android instant apps: Users can try native Android apps without installing them. This technology can help to increase user engagement with the app and drive more installations.
  • Android slices in Google search: UI template that is rich and dynamic, providing interactive content in the Google search app and Google Assistant.

2) Intelligent APIs

  • Generic data will give way to more relevant information.
  • This will provide users with greater insights at the point of decision-making.
  • VR SDK: Provides native APIs for features such as input, controller support and rendering.
  • ARCore: Enables AR app development with essential AR features like motion tracking, environmental understanding and light estimation.
  • Apple AR Kit: In addition to common AR features, Apple’s AR Kit also provides relevant and shared AR experiences.

3) Intelligent data

  • Increased wait times for deriving outcomes and recommendations.
  • Higher bandwidth utilization by mobile apps.
  • Process data within the mobile device.
  • Transfer only high-level data to the server.
  • Obtaining consent from user before starting to collect the data.
  • Adhering to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines on data privacy.

4) Intelligent voice

  • Greater user engagement;
  • Improved accessibility for the visually impaired.
  • Google Voice Actions: Voice requests in Android can directly reach mobile apps, allowing users to quickly and easily complete any task.
  • SiriKit: Besides deep linking to an app, developers can use Siri to intelligently pair users’ daily routines with their apps to suggest convenient shortcuts when needed.
  • Voice biometrics within mobile apps.
  • Inferring emotions and context from voice.
  • Identifying and handling multi-user voice mode.




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