Prepare for change now, and you’ll be ready for it later

Max Firtman on the future of mobile and the importance of embracing change.

Companies and developers have plenty of mobile development challenges — OS platforms, the growing number of devices and screen sizes, and the myriad requirements of browsers, to name a few. Soon — or already — the Internet of Things is going to muddy the waters further. In a recent interview, Max Firtman, founder of ITMaster, stressed the importance of the growing ubiquitousness of IoT and the necessity that companies embrace the future:

”Maybe in 10 years, we’re going to see devices everywhere sending input information to apps that might be in the server, in the cloud — and those apps will carry some kind of intelligence, and will bring us back information on other devices that could be a smart watch, smart glass, a phone; we don’t know, yet, exactly what will be here. But there are a lot of challenges there for content owners or companies because you need to understand that you’re going to be everywhere.

“There are still companies today that don’t think they need a mobile website, so for them, talking about IoT is the super-future, but they need to understand that the service they’re providing right now will change, so they need to embrace the change…All we know for sure right now is that everything is going to change. So, we need to design for the change, and don’t think about devices as a goal or achievement…you need to think about how you’re going to serve your user through multiple devices. Today, that’s the Android or iOS application; in the future it might be a ring application, or whatever. If you embrace the future, and you embrace the change and start thinking about possibilities, then you will be faster when the technology is here.”

What’s Max interested in and looking at these days? Applications and solutions that add value to people’s lives. You can watch the full interview in the video below:

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