Web OS

By Mark Nuyens
5 min. read📱 Technology

The future of mobile technology and operating systems is a topic that has been widely discussed and debated. With the rapid advancements in technology, it is difficult to predict exactly what the future will hold. However, there are a few trends that are likely to shape the future of mobile technology and operating systems.

One of these trends is the democratization of mobile application distribution and discoverability through progressive web applications. Progressive web applications are essentially websites that behave like native apps, offering users a similar experience to traditional mobile apps. They can be accessed through any web browser, making them platform-independent and more accessible.

The rise of progressive web applications is likely to be driven by regulations that seek to limit the power of tech giants such as Apple and Google in the mobile app market. As governments around the world look to curb the dominance of these companies, they are likely to introduce regulations that will promote the use of web-based apps.

This is good news for end-users, as it will give them more freedom to choose the device they want without being tied to a specific operating system. The operating system will essentially become nothing more than a web browser that allows access to web services and small offline apps.

While some argue that more advanced applications, such as gaming or creative apps, are not easily ported to the web, there is still room for these types of apps. Gaming could be played through dedicated devices, or extensions or mods could be made available for mobile devices.

However, the vast majority of apps we use today, from social apps to news, weather, music, and movies, can all be accessed through a browser. It makes little sense to put these apps behind a gate called Apple iOS or Google Android.

In fact, the browser has been our primary way of accessing content on the web for years. By building apps primarily for the web, developers can offer consumers a more affordable and reliable way to access their favorite applications from any device.

Web standards are globally recognized and will continue to be improved in the coming years. While there may be some challenges related to hardware and sensor support, these issues can be resolved through agreements and compatibility from vendors.

As tech giants continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with mobile technology and operating systems, it is important that we prepare for a transition to a more open, web-based model. By doing so, we can ensure that consumers have more choice and access to the apps and services they need.

Thank you for reading!