Last Updated: 10 Dec 2018 | 5 min read
Smartphones or any new app or a new tech gadget or tech; all of these have a become the talk of our day. This is what connects us in this digital age. And the mobile application development companies working round the clock to create something extravagant with mobile apps are certainly ruled by the new tech trends.
These tech trends and its implementation is going to help or optimize the work or service every industry segment in some or the other way. Starting from fitness or sports to music, emails & project, reading, gaming and for everything, we have mobile apps. More than 2 billion people worldwide own a smartphone.
Let’s discuss to understand briefly about these mobile app development trends and their involvement with industries such as live music streaming apps, wearable music & fitness tech, AR and VR in the gaming and entertainment industry and many more.
1) Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
With over a year old now, Google AMP has stupendously taken off with an upcoming separate search index for the mobile web. A Boon from the SEO & Web app perspective as the web apps will be quickly launched on mobile and smartphone devices. Thus giving a sense of confidence to publishers for improved visibility to attract more users. This makes AMP as one of the upcoming years mobile app development trends.
2) Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
We have been using Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) apps more than a couple of years now. Remember PokemonGo or for car enthusiast iOnRoad, Sky Siege, SatNav, etc…all of these using augmented reality tech to provide amazing user assistance or give them a great experience. Whereas, VR devices such as Samsung VR Gear/headsets, Google Cardboard & Oculus Rift lets the user experience auditory and visual feedback within a simulated environment. This immersive environment can be similar to the real-world-like.
3) Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Have you ever asked Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, etc…to play your favorite music or just to know about history? Well, these are all based on Artificial Intelligence and its related features. The investment in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to be more than double as compared to 2017. Creating machine intelligence using analytics, a cognitive interface and driving them into machine learning systems. Hence, this is going to be in great demand in the list of mobile app tech trends powering the businesses to new heights.
4) Cloud-based Mobile Apps
Cloud computing tech finally brought relief to mobile phone users in terms of occupying phone internal memory. Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive are such examples of cloud-driven mobile apps. Moreover, it is more secure to store data in cloud storage than on the physical device for the obvious reasons.
5) Enterprise Apps & Micro-Apps
Enterprise mobile apps which primely focus on improving & enhancing business process activities to get the optimum result out of it. This can be useful for e.g to a team to share details about the project and work on it from their mobile devices. Whereas, micro-apps are tended to limited functions and mostly focus on single task or purpose.
6) Security In Apps
A study result found out that more than 70% of the apps would not clear the basic security tests. The top concern which was noted is insecure storage, privacy violation, system information leak, identity theft and insecure deployment. Hackers are tent to violate these security check gaps and tend to exploit by stealing sensitive and confidential information. Thus, security in a mobile application is also going to be a major app development trend to rule.
7) Wearable Devices
One of the promising tech trend that could be beneficial to each and every industry segment i.e, ‘Wearable Devices’ like Apple Watch, Fitbit, Xiaomi Mi Band and many more…These smart wearables can provide information to the users in the least possible distraction to their ongoing activities. In many cases, they are the main source of information powering such activities. For e.g, a fitness band can provide an athlete with his exercise and fitness data, with just a flick you can dismiss the call while driving rather than having to take mobile out of the pocked risking your life.
Nowadays, the usage of debit and credit cards is reducing as more and more customers are getting familiarized with mobile payment system through Google Wallet, Apple Pay, PayPal. This is making m-commerce to rise drastically recently. Today’s generation is preferring to carry out every transaction via mobile for any booking tickets, shopping, etc.
9) Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT has tremendously been on the rise due to our instant adoption to cloud-based apps and since then IoT has not looked back. Businesses and industries are prompted with this mobile app trend as the IoT devices which is usually controlled by smartphones for e.g, to turn up/down the thermostat or switch on/off music or lights, etc. which smartly let you connect your mobile phone to these systems to operate in a go.
10) Beacons & Location-based Service
Apple’s iBeacon and Google’s Beacon are popular among integrated location-based service apps. It is most beneficial to but no longer limited to hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and in the healthcare industry or business segments. This gives rise to custom and personalized app marketing chance to provide to a user via their smartphone by receiving a beacon signal.
11) Swift Is More Robust
Recently with the launch of Swift 2, which is offering more cutting-edge developer-friendly features, it has become more robust now and iOS developers confirm being more easier than Objective-C. This new programming language has certainly marked its name in the list of top mobile app development related tech trends of 2019.
Mobile app technologies are constantly bringing something new to the tech industry table. Due to which, skilled software developers cannot rely on outdated tools and trends to be at the top. Top mobile app development company play a major role in bringing some insights into the latest mobile app development trends.
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