Mobile applications have been the center of innovation for many years. The market for mobile applications is growing rapidly and many modern technologies are coming out. With the largest penetration and flexibility, mobile devices have become a target for many businesses. So, it becomes tough to stay relevant and competent to stay in the market.
We are here to help you with your mobile apps initiative. That’s why we brought 10 mobile app development trends that you can try out for your innovations. Just take your pick!
1. Augmented Reality:
Augmented Reality(AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment whereby the objects that reside in the real-world are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory. AR can be applied in any field like Business, Education, Tourism, Military etc. One of the department that benefited from this is Mobile Application Development. AR is the main backbone of the famous game, Pokemon Go. Snapchat and Facebook also use this feature for fun activities. Apple launched ARKit while Google launched ARCore, two rock-solid platforms for the development of AR apps for mobile. Mobile app marketing is as important as developing the app. Without a proper go to market strategy your app will not be able to attract the audience. In the future, we will definitely see more creative AR apps.
2. Wearable Apps:
Smart watches and other connected wearables have created an altogether new technology market. While many of these devices can provide standalone features they still require some support from mobile for instance before the WatchOS 4 the Apple Watch needed iPhone’s network for calling. Except for this, users prefer wearable devices to be synchronized with their mobile phones for easier access to data.
3. Instant Apps:
This feature was launched by Google in 2016. These are Native Android apps that we can use without installation. With Google Play Instant, people can tap to try an app or game without installing it first. There is a small collection of Instant Apps available. Some of them are BuzzFeed, NYTimes, Hollar, Red Bull, Skyscanner etc.
4. Accelerated Mobile Pages(AMP):
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a project undertaken by Google in association with Twitter. Using AMP, a mobile version of the web page is created that is comparatively a lot faster and responsive. As an alternative, the webpage can be displayed simultaneously while it is loading instead of making the user wait for the whole page to load – it is called lazy loading. Both these techniques can be used to speed the performance of mobile apps when content is syndicated through the web.
Internet of Things (IoT) is the digital revolution that has streamlined the concept of interconnecting people, gadgets, and a system with each other through a single network. Since the whole world is going versatile and smartphones are widely accessible and are likewise viewed as a need by today’s standard, more apps to be created for smartphones. All want to accomplish things more advantageously and mobile apps can do that. Mobile applications associated with IoT makes life much easier. A majority of IoT devices already rely on mobile devices to syndicate data, especially in the case of consumer IoT. With the surge in overall uses of IoT, we will see more mobile apps meant for the management of these devices.
6. Artificial Intelligence(AI):
AI is not only a topic of discussion for the innovators in the science field but also a topic of exploration and expansion in the business industry, especially the app industry. AI has enabled many exciting features in mobile apps like recommendation engines, personalized experience, behavioral targeting etc. Apart from these features, it has also enabled the use of chatbots in mobile apps. There is a rising demand for interactive and intuitive apps. The thing that makes AI more compatible with smartphones is that they know everything about their user. They can detect users location and record behavioral patterns. Hence providing the feature can retain the users needs ultimately.
7. Cloud Computing:
The rise of mobile cloud computing has a lot of benefits backing it. With the use of cloud computing in mobile apps it easier to store data and process heavy tasks in mobile. At NewGenApps, all the mobile apps that we recently built were hosted in AWS. This increases the reliability, speed, and security of mobile apps and allows for the maximum collection, storage, and analysis of user data.
Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of the Blockchain, gave rise to a whole new type of currency – Cryptocurrency. Do you think that he thought that his irreversible endless ledger could possibly redefine mobile payments? Well, considering that this is a pseudo name, we’ll never know. What we do know is that there is a rise in blockchain based payment apps like Bitpay, Gliph, and Fold and there will be more in near future.
9. Mobile Payments:
The blockchain is not the only way to revolutionize mobile payments. Mobile transactions are happening at an even more massive in volume in emerging markets like China and India, primarily because an entire generation has leapfrogged past the card stage, unlike in the West. With the rise in eCommerce websites, mobile payment and net banking have increased also. Already many apps are out there like Paytm, Paypal, Google Pay, BHIM etc.
Security has become another prime focus for app developers. Security is provided from various malware and activities of crackers and other criminals. A mobile device has numerous components, all of them vulnerable to security weaknesses. The parts are made, distributed, and used by multiple players, each of whom plays a crucial role the security of a device. Each player should incorporate security measures into mobile devices as they are designed and built, and into mobile apps as they are conceived and written, but these tasks are not always adequately carried out. So, developers are taking more rigorous initiative to secure the app’s code from the ground up. There is also an increased awareness towards better use of authorizations and encryption.