Did you know that there are 3 billion more smartphones on earth than there are humans? Maybe that doesn't come as much of a surprise to you. But what you might find more surprising is that the growth in smartphone adoption has actually contributed to Engine Yard's success. That's right: as smartphone adoption has grown, so has app consumption. As a result, businesses are now prioritizing mobile application development. By 2015, mobile application development projects targeting smartphones and tablets will outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4 to 1. Innovation in mobile is imperative, and there's a need for tools that enable businesses to innovate quickly. Many cloud computing technologies--like Engine Yard's Platform as a Service, which includes Rails hosting--have enabled developers and businesses to focus on application innovation.
The below infographic includes even more interesting facts about innovations in mobile, cloud computing and Platform as a Service. And as of late, even cloud pricing has gotten more affordable, with trials being highly available. Check it out and let us know where you think these fields are headed next.
Courtesy of: Engine Yard