Mobile App Development Predictions For Upcoming Years
In this fast forward generation, smartphones exist as an essential part of everyone’s life. Being a handheld device, a mobile phone is widely used for communication and infotainment. From time to time, the functionalities and features of this gadget continue modifying with the advanced technologies. With this fact, the world of mobile applications experienced a huge transformation for better user experience and usability. As applications are considered necessary for carrying out varieties of tasks, the mobile app development industry is looking forward to come up with some realistic and innovative trends that will remain popular in the upcoming years.
There are about 2.1 billion smartphone users all around the globe and as per the facts based on the TouchPoints report, the usage of this gadget is 264 times a day for adults & middle aged people and 387 times a day for 15-24 age group. Thus, it is obvious that mobile phones will continue to stay as a major priority for human beings. Leading with this fact, the mobile app development sector is currently concerned about the advantages and benefits offered by the hybrid apps. Today, the advanced capabilities of hybrid apps are the considerable factors behind their wide acceptance and popularity among the enterprises.
Heading with the present scenario, following are the most expected mobile application development trends for the forthcoming years.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Augmented reality (Virtual reality)
The predictions impending for next years are laid upon the rising investment in the artificial intelligence by more than 300% of the previous years. In the field of mobile app development, AI is very advantageous as it utilizes technical and systematic advancement. With the success of stunning mobile applications like Siri. Google Now, and Prisma, AI will remain in the list of top app trends for coming years as well.
On the other hand, the gaming world will witness a huge expansion with the modifications in the gaming apps which are based on Virtual Reality (VR). The amazing games launched in 2016 like Pokemon Go, Sky Siege, iOnRoad and myNav are still trending among the game lovers. Thus, Augmented reality or Virtual reality will remain at the center stage for the mobile app development.
Development in Enterprise apps will continue further
Enterprise apps are in huge demand for business growth and customers’ usability. They are developed for various business objectives and thus, the task of building enterprise apps is based on strong engineering skills with proposed structure and additional functionalities. Both enterprise and micro apps are focused on business management and that’s why, they are getting popular as the best option for running any business efficiently.
Integrated with several engaging graphics, the enterprise apps are also fledged with security features as they can be used for handling loads of data. The anticipated demand for enterprise apps will set to rise in future as about 66% business owners are heading towards more investment. Moreover, the enterprise app market is expected to reach 430 billion value till 2021. Thus, both enterprise and micro apps will continue remaining in trend for upcoming years.
Demand for cloud-based mobile apps will increase
Sometimes, the feature-rich applications require more space in the smartphone devices and that’s why, cloud computing is introduced for the mobile app development. With this technology, the mobile app comprising heavy graphics can directly receive data from the cloud and it is favorable to the phone memory.
Moreover, cloud technology allows the users to access the mobile app on various platforms through different devices and that’s why, this can be used for other technologies like IoT, AI, and wearable. According to the research made by Cisco, by 2019, cloud apps will shift about 90% mobile data traffic towards them leading to the annual growth rate of 60%. So, it is clear that cloud technology will be listed among the top mobile app trends.
Wearables will gain popularity
In 2016, various stunning wearable devices were launched such as Pebble 2m, Apple Watch series 1, Fitbit Flex 2, Google Daydream View, Xiaomi Mi Band 2, and more. With the current popularity of wearables in the market, the demand of these devices will reach 213.6 million units in 2020. These type of wearables devices are currently used in the healthcare field but in upcoming years, their applications are expected to be used by several small and large enterprises. Therefore, the reach of wearable devices is expected to expand in the world of industries and this will be trending in the field of mobile app development in future.
Major focus on Advanced mobile app security
Security is a matter of concern in the mobile app development industry. Every developer faces this issue while developing any app because about 75% of mobile applications are not capable of reaching the high level of security with their usage, according to the Gartner prediction. Moreover, it is quite clear that about 70.6% applications can fetch data with the report based on the HPE study.
Emergence of Beacon Technology for better features
Today, various mobile apps are launched with several advanced features as they are made accessible through both online and offline mode. Beacon technology allows the user to check out their favorite mobile applications through the Wi-Fi support. This technology offers an independent platform to the users and enables them to run the desired app in their offline mode. iBeacon technology is already utilized by Apple and Android is also matching the similar way.
The location-based service applications will gain more popularity leading to personalized app marketing as they will be considered advantageous for tracking the exact location of the users.
So, all above techniques will be trending in the upcoming era of mobile app development. Heading from 2016, the world witnessed an expedite growth in the mobile application development industry. After analyzing the market condition, the app developers must develop their skills and strategize themselves according to these advanced technologies as they are expected to shine in the upcoming days.