While browsing the internet have you ever come across a website with an “Add to Home Screen” banner? When you click on the banner, the application installs itself? When you open the application, you have the same experience as the website, but on your mobile phone. What you have is a mobile app that has been downloaded from a web application. You are doing all this without using the app store. Getting the app was very easy, and you can browse any content even without any internet connection. Generally, you can access the app offline. This is called progressive web applications from your browser window, and the app will be available on your phone similar to a native app, which works offline.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that has gradually but continually solidified its position in our day to day lives. Once a technology whose use was limited to entertainment sectors such as the gaming and movie industries, AR is now an innovative force to be reckoned with. Over the past few years AR has extended its usage to include social media, especially through mobile applications. It’s also being used in several industries including the medical and education sectors.
On May 21, 2018, Adobe announced there was a deal to acquire Magento Commerce. For many in the commerce genre, this announcement was not unexpected. There were those who thought Amazon might take a shot at Magento Commerce. Partly because of Amazon’s interest in Nordstroms.