The future of apps

I chimed in on The Future of Everything’s future of apps expert post …

Apps are under assault from all directions.

First, web and apps are converging. From the web side, rich mobile websites are starting to approach app-like behavior and engagement, and from the app side, instant apps are starting to approach the instant availability of websites.

Bots are definitely not the new apps, but are taking the place of apps in some narrow, well-defined niches, like appointment-setting or availability checking.

Finally, intelligent agents like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are going to do more and more of what single apps — and even what multiple integrated apps — currently do. Ordering tickets, making reservations, booking a flight … our agents will do all this and more.

For more from other experts, including TUNE’s CEO Peter Hamilton, click through to The Future of Everything