This month in mobile - march 2016 - OneBonsai

This month in mobile – March 2016

Android N is there for developpers, a theme park start Virtual Reality roller coasters, login through retinal scan on mobile.

Every month, we assemble all the infos and new innovations in mobile. We talk latest market trends and technologies.

We write this blog in order to inspire you and your company so you can take the maximum out of mobile today.

Android N developper preview is available

Google launches the developper preview of its new mobile OS : Android N. This new version contains a lot of improvements such as split-screen multitasking, new notification features and a freeform mode. Freeform is a display mode that allows the user to resize an open app. This opens a wide array of possibilities for multitasking because it allows users to arrange apps the same way we arrange windows on a desktop computer.

Developers will soon have access to the Android N beta.

Google launches Android N

Google launches ‘destinations’, a mobile-only feature

Mobile becomes even more essential for businesses active in tourism. Google launches a mobile-only search tool that helps users find information about different travel destinations. With this tool, mobile users that look for a destination will find information about weather, hôtels, activities and transportations that will help them plan and book their trips.

The theme park Six Flags strikes a deal with Samsung to launch Virtual Reality rollercoasters

In order to get a more immersive rollercoaster experience, Six Flags launches with Samsung Virtual Reality rollercoasters. This new attraction will be available in nine theme parks in the United States.

Sixflags launches VR with Samsung

Wells Fargo, a bank in the US, is going to launch an eye-scan login

In order to remove the hassle of passwords, Wells Fargo has announced that they will launch an eye-scan login along with a voice and face recognition login in their mobile app. This new technology will use the front camera of the user’s smartphone in order to identify the pattern of blood vessels in the eye. This pattern is unique to each individual such as fingerprints.

Eye scan in mobile app

Google introduces an accessibility validation tool for mobile apps.

We say that a website or app is accessible when it is easily usable by impaired users. Indeed, small buttons or text and low contrasts can make a mobile app unusable for a visually impaired user. Google launched an accessibility validation tool for mobile apps that help Android developers verify that their apps are properly accessible. This tool checks all the views of the app and validates whether buttons are easy to use, that the text is properly readable and so on. This tool is available for free.