Do you know how many mobile devices are being used across the globe? 1 Billion Mobile devices. Gee, it’s a huge number. If you think that is huge well then sod this, there are over 179 Billion Mobile apps. Dropped the jaw right? Let me close it for you (The jaw!!!).
This is the prime reason mobile app development is the next big thing for you and your business. Keeping up with the trends is crucial here. If you miss the latest updates of this industry, your business may have to pay for that.
With all the corporate giants and global conglomerates are shifting towards android app development services, your business will have no chance if you ignore this mobile realm. So, there are some trends you must know to stay in the realm of mobile application.
Without further ado, let’s get you started with these trends.
The Cloud Technology
Cloud technology is not a new concept anymore. But its application was earlier limited with mobile application development. Now the time is different, people don’t want to fill the internal storage of their devices. Instead of that, they prefer to go for cloud-based storage. With existing apps like Google Drive and Dropbox, the mobile apps are using cloud technology a lot. You know the term BYOD concept of the enterprise? It is an abbreviation of Bring Your Own Device. To secure data, enterprises are shifting towards cloud computing which is more secure and handy. In coming years, you will be seeing a lot of applications supporting cloud technology.
The Surge of IoT & Wearable Devices
Back in the year 2016-17, pedometer was considered as an advanced technology. With the passage of time, more advanced and sophisticated tools were introduced. Internet of Things is now a new way of communication and it will grow for sure. Human makes continuous effort to reduce physical work such as manual repetitive entries, tracking daily activities and so on. In the corporate world, with the help of IoT people are automating their tedious works. Also, with the growth of wearable devices, mobile applications are developing to adopt this new order. This trend of apps supporting such devices is expected to grow in the meantime.
AMP for Relevant & Faster Solutions
With the growth of mobile devices, people tend to search more over the mobile web rather than on desktop. The time of desktop is almost over and they are being replaced by mobile devices. There is a catch. The loading speed on mobile devices seems to be higher. Google comes up with an incredible solution for it. They introduced AMP aka Accelerated Mobile Pages in 2016. If a business wants to appear in Google searches then they must apply AMP on their websites and applications. These pages are the simpler format of codes that increase the page load time significantly. They also decrease the visual prowess to showcase only the content part which will help a user to have faster web and mobile experience. This trend is expected to grow gradually in coming years.
AI on the Floor
Ladies and gentlemen, Artificial Intelligence is on the mobile floor now. With Apple Inc. and Google coming up with their AI virtual assistants Siri and Google virtual assistant, this technology is continuously perfected to cater better services to customers. There are many Chatbots that are helping enterprises to assist their customers. In the realm of mobile application development, it will bring kudos and expected to cater more to customers.
Augmented reality is just like a cherry on the cake of Virtual reality. The demands of VR and AR mobile applications are increasing as we speak here. By the year 2020, augmented reality is expected to make $150 Billion in revenue. With such huge presence, the trend of augmented reality is expected to increase with time. You must include it in your strategy this year.
So, these are the top 5 trends you must keep an eye on if you are active in the realm of mobile app development. I hope that you like the post. Share it to spread the word. Did I miss something? Let me know via comments and I will get back to you. Adios for now!!!