Previous year, Google introduced the new concept of downloading any web page so that it can be viewed completely even if the user is offline. This year the company introduces apps like Pocket and Instapaper to help the user read web pages offline without even downloading them. A downloading feature introduced way back in December is now being improved and improvised by the software development company to make it easier for the end user. All they require to do is, update the latest version of chrome.
How does the read offline feature work?
First, long press on any link and select the “DOWNLOAD LINK”. The feature is also available when you long press an article suggestion on the new tab page. Further, the company adds that the next time when the user runs into chrome’s offline dinosaur, they will see “download page later” button. The moment the user taps this, chrome will automatically download the page for them when they get back online.
The team of top-notch web developers are making it easier for the user to get back to the content downloaded. Which means when he/she opens a new tab, he will see articles that have been downloaded tagged with a new offline badge. In addition to this, chrome will show a list of recent downloads on the page for easy access. Hence, there will always be a ready-to-go list of pages or articles to read even if you are out of data for the month or lose the network in a dead zone.
Interesting Mobile Development Trends To Follow In 2017
In terms of the smartphone industry, Google android stands heads and shoulders above its rivals. According to studies, 88% of all smartphone devices are active on Android. The post further reveals numerous other interesting Android development trends for the year 2017.
#1 Arrival of Android on desktop
Since last October, Google’s ambitious projects has been in limelight. The year 2017 brings the mobile platform to become available on the laptops, desktops and convertible computer systems. Most of the android app developers consider this a seamless merger of Android with chrome OS. In addition to this, a cue from Microsoft is also expected to be taken to enhance mobile and desktop functionalities.
#2 Improvements in Artificial intelligence
Over the last few quarters, the quality of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning on Android devices have been seen increasing as well as improving. And this is the reason why the productivity and capabilities of in-app chat bots and digital assistants should continue to grow up in 2017. Besides, the user-friendliness of Google play is also set to get a boost with the help of a neural network – making the task of searching for mobile apps that much easier.
#3 Developing android apps with swift
In December 2015, swift went open source programming language available to several android developers across the globe. It may quite interest you to know that the swift university recently announced its first Android oriented learning course with Swift in a proper android integrated development environment. This trend has resulted in making android apps more popular than before.
#4 Growth of Android Instant Apps
In comparison to the iOS apps, the instant app technology makes everything seamlessly executed for smartphone users. Presently, devices upgraded to the latest android version (Nougat) support instant apps. However, this is likely to be extended to all handsets running on android 4.1 and above this year. With instant apps, it becomes easy for the end users to check out the main features of the app on devices without downloading the entire thing. While developers, on the other hand, can benefit from with greater modularity as they require the same APIs and source codes, no separate versions are created.
#5 Android smartwatches
Finally, android wear 2.0 was rolled out in February and I am sure that before the end of the year, the mobile app development company will offer several new android smartwatches. Huawei Watch 2/Watch 2 Classic, Guess Connect and Misfit Vapor are some of the new Android smartwatches that should be launched in the next 2-3 quarters.
All the eyes are kept on Google’s Android for upcoming trends and technology. There will be a significant increase in the availability of apps in Google play store. Although IOS might be considered with greater revenue potential but android is supposed to be ruling the current digital market.