Gartner Research

Apps Dominate Consumer Device and Services Interfaces at CES 2013

Published: 19 February 2013

ID: G00247133

Analyst(s): Jon Erensen , Angela McIntyre, Tuong Nguyen , Amanda Sabia, Brian Blau

Summary

Apps are required interfaces for consumer electronics as vendors at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 engage with their customers using mobile devices. As device and service providers fight for user attention they must provide compelling apps and interfaces.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Smartphone and tablet apps are essential user interfaces for connected consumer electronics and related services, without which it will be difficult for providers to engage with and monetize their customers
  • Many AR sensors, devices and associated capabilities can transform the interaction of consumers with technology and each other, offering device and solution providers a competitive differentiator
  • Gaming announcements at CES 2013 will change the way publishers and developers view gaming, with mobile and traditional gaming moving away from complementary silos toward true cross-platform and platform-agnostic experiences

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