Current Trends For Mobile App Development

Nowadays the demand for mobile apps has increased in all businesses. With a perfect blend of expertise and extraordinary perception of technology, your focus should be to provide strategic planning & industry’s best application to compete in the market.

Mobile development trends nowadays are-

1. Cloud-based App Developmentdownload

Cloud Computing is catching a fire as it reduces hosting and infrastructure costs and performs streamline operations. Enhancement in storage capacity of apps and productivity. Using Cloud in Mobile App Development you can store and process heavy data easily and carry out complex tasks.

 

2. IoT And Wearable Apps

IoT is one of the most trending topics these days. Both the IoT and wearable are necessary and will grow. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a useful technology to allows sensor technologies in non-IT devices to enable remote.

Some wearables require support from a mobile application which has created a new market for mobile developers. Also that users prefer to see reports on their mobile phones as it is easy to access. Because of that many wearable device providers and also application developer give it’s users benefit to get connected to a wearable device via mobile applications.

According to a research, the IoT investment will reach to $120 billion by 2020. Also the wearable devices have achieve much popularity in recent years.

According to a research by International Data Corporation (IDC) it has been seen that the Worldwide sales of wearable electronic devices in the third quarter of 2017 increased by 7.3% compared to the same period last year. 

3. Android Instant Apps

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Google launched the Instant apps in 2016. The aim is to make it convenient for users to use an android app without actually downloading it.

Instant Apps is a kind of app which you can use without download it into your phone: just find it in the Play Store and click ‘Open App’. It allows you to jump to a particular activity within an app you don’t have installed, simply by click on URL.

Instant Apps are available to try

  • Hollar
  • Skyscanner
  • NYTimes Crossword
  • BuzzFeed News
  • Red Bull TV
  • Dotloop
  • wish
  • Viki
  • Periscope

4. Mobile App Security

Today’s smartphone memory contains a huge amount of personal information which requires a serious attitude to its security. This is even more important for developers than for the users themselves. Personal photo and video, credit card details, access to various services – the fall of this information into the wrong hands can damage your reputation and business. Google play store does ask developers to maintain a privacy policy page and explain the use of permissions developer require from users for better security purposes before rolling out the application.

5. AR and VR

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In the year 2017, both Google and Apple worked on the development and accessibility of augmented reality. With Apple launching ARKit and Google’s ARCore hitting the market. With most marketers seeing augmented reality as a way to provide a compelling user experience we will soon be seeing a lot of creative AR apps.

According to Digi-Capital, by 2020, AR/VR could hit $150bn, with AR taking around $120 billion and VR $30 billion.

VR redefines the world while AR is the icing on this digital cake. In 2017 witnessed determined gaming trends as Pokemon Go.

6. Accelerated Mobile Pages(AMP)

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) 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.

This technology is the new way to increase web page load time in mobile app devices. AMP is the most necessary trends for the developer and online businesses.

In fact, Google is announced that soon it will provide a mobile search box that will help the users to provide the mobile-friendly websites. This requires the developers to make sure that their websites and web pages are compatible with AMP.

8. Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence has enabled many exciting features in mobile apps like recommendation engines, personalized experience, behavioral targeting. chatbots etc. Chatbots are AI-powered tools that can stimulate human conversations. Though very few apps actually included a chatbot.

9. Blockchain

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Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of the Blockchain, gave rise to a whole new type of currency – Cryptocurrency. By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet. There is a rise in blockchain based payment apps like BitPay, Gliph, and Fold and there will be more in near future.

10. Location-based Services

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Marketers are exploring the use of geofencing and location-based services on a large scale. Many brands have upgraded their apps to support location-based services like the support for Bluetooth beacons or tracking through network services.

So a very small device is going to handle all such technology and these trends are going to grow every year. People are switching towards better technology more than ever. Let’s see how developers are going o use these technologies to provide the best applications to common users

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Safiya Akhtar

Safiya Akhtar is Android Application Developer in India. She is currently working as a public consultant for career and education too, besides blogging and freelancing. She believes that it is never too late or too early to start what you have always dreamed of.

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