“The world now has over 2 billion active smartphone users and a grand total of over 25 millions apps have been downloaded to date.
Just as we saw a rise in DIY site building tools, we could see a future where more cash strapped entrepreneurs will turn to easy to use low-code app programming platforms to create fully functional apps.
There are lot of possibilities of AL and ML in mobile app development, some of which are already being used in industries like ecommerce, entertainment etc”
Sunil Rao, Global Head of Consumer Goods, Salesforce
Three ways consumer goods leaders are investing in the future
“Amazon’s reach has swept the industry: 68% of CG leaders think that consumers are more loyal to Amazon’s Marketplace than individual brands.
Retailers and brands are losing the battle for replenishment: Shoppers are choosing online marketplaces 47% for repeat purchases, ahead of retailers (34%) and brands themselves (20%).
Powerful private-label brands from the likes of Tesco, Hema, Costco, Amazon, and Walmart are soaring to new heights: In 2018, Costco’s Kirkland brand earned nearly $40 billion — an 11% increase from 2017 (and more sales than Campbell Soup, Kellogg’s, and Hershey combined).”
“Planned mobile improvements in 2019 include using Groupon’s proprietary data, machine learning and AI to improve discovery, relevance and service on the platform. Mobile is also a key enabler of Groupon’s booking and voucherless initiatives that make it easier for people to use their Groupons.”
“But Spectre isn’t just about long shutter speeds: it’s using AI and computational photography to produce enhanced long exposures without the usual distractions. The app can completely remove crowds from a scene, which will come in handy if you’re photographing spots that are popular with tourists. It can even clear streets of cars in some scenarios. Check out the video below. Additionally, the app automatically detects evening scenes to create those desired light trails and can easily apply that motion effect to falling water.”