If you’re a developer in North East, then there’s a pretty fair chance that you’re also a tech enthusiast. Working with emerging technologies can be exciting and rewarding, but sometimes it can be difficult to judge which technologies you should invest your time and effort into, especially coming from a developers standpoint.
To illustrate just how changeable the technology industry is, and how important it is that developers keep up with the latest trends technology, let’s take a look at four pieces of tech that will be either obsolete, or effectively phased out in the not so distant future.
3D technology occupies a fairly small niche at this time, but there may be a future where 3D panels are the norm in homes and businesses. This means developers may need to learn new ways of creating applications and webpages that maximize user experience on a three dimensional screen. Even if 3D does become mainstream, it won’t be with glasses. The technology now exists to create glasses-free 3D, using parallax barrier auto stereoscopy. The technology will render older 3D displays obsolete in the near future.
armin were essential for motorists. Developers found ways to integrate cameras and social features, traffic updates, and even internet connectivity on the small touchscreen devices. Now with the availability of affordable and advanced smartphones, and the fact that even entry level cars come standard with GPS devices and interactive displays, the dash or windscreen mounted GPS has all but disappeared.
Around a decade ago, portable GPS units made by the likes of Tom Tom and G
Although physical storage media is not at risk of completely dying out, there is a strong trend of users moving towards streaming and download services for everything from high definition films, to music and even software. This creates plenty of opportunities for developers in the North East, as the next generation of consumers will require robust online interfaces and software to purchase and enjoy their content.
There will probably always be a need for physical keys, but there’s no denying that keyless electronic locks will become more mainstream in private homes, and may even become the preferred option for the upcoming generation. Electronic locks can use proximity sensors like NFC, or they could use biometrics, pin numbers, or magnetic card access. Developers could implement software solutions that allow a user to manage all of their individual locks and keys from a single piece of software. IoT and cloud connectivity will offer even more flexibility for electronic locks.
Reducing your investment in dying technologies while adopting promising new ones, could be a huge benefit to your career as a developer. Reading the industry can be difficult, so make sure that all of your decisions are based on the measured needs of your existing clients, and of your potential North East market, as a whole.
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