Now that many of the major mobile tech bloggers have made their mobile predictions for 2013, we’ve decided to look some of the most popular trends that everyone seems to be talking about in terms of opportunity for developers.
Here they are in no particular order:
NFC and Mobile Payments
Probably the most popular prediction made by ReadWrite, Inmobi, Scandit, Techbeat, and Business Insider is that mobile payments will increase in 2013. Many are skeptical about the market exploding in 2013, but they believe progress will be made and standards based on NFC such as Isis will be adopted.
Forecasts from eMarketer show that mobile payments are set to explode in the US with a 234% increase in 2013. CNET took a much more cynical view stating that “mobile payments continue to be hampered by rival groups all with their own agendas, and some don't even feel it really addresses any real problems.” Mobile payments aren’t the only use of NFC though; as NFC becomes more popular developers have a huge opportunity to find creative uses for it.
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