No one can deny the fact that mobile app development is an innovative and highly active industry. The incorporation of the latest technology is always one of the priorities when it comes to app development. We can rightly say these facts because right from their launch in 2008, the domain of mobile apps has seen major changes and populations all over the world love it. According to the 2018 statistics, nearly 194 billion users downloaded mobile apps into their devices. This figure itself is a hardcore proof that mobile apps are extremely favorite among the masses and so is the mobile app development industry.

 

 

With this increasing popularity, the demand is also at the peak and several mobile app development company have emerged over the decade. These companies have raised the bar of the industry to a significant extent.

Seeing this massive progress over the years it is undeniable that the future of mobile app development is bright. The varied technological inventions that have been introduced in the past will continue to develop and upgrade into a more advanced form. With this, the developers won’t shy away to integrate them into the apps.

In this blog, we have come up with 7 current trends that would continue to grow and in fact, reign over the mobile app development domain in the near future or so.

1.Application Performance Management (APM)

When it comes to app testing there are basically two leading factors that cause slowdown in the process - (i) diverse mobile devices, (ii) non-deterministic mobile network's nature. This issue has been causing an interruption in the app development process and as a result of which developers had to face a hard time.

But not anymore! The monitoring tools along with mobile metrics collectively form the Application Performance Management. This has increasingly improved the quality of testing apps. With its advanced functionality, the APM brings transparency to the behavior of the app.

This allows developers to detect even minute errors during the quality assurance test of the apps. APM further provides accurate statistical data of OS systems and devices that are adopted and even monitors the usage behavior of apps for determining the features of the apps that are being exploited in the process.

However, there are certain challenges that the APM tackles with. But with many technological improvements coming in the future and observing the quality of performance by APM in the past we can estimate that the room for growth is imminent for this trending feature.

2.Location & Motion sensors

Nowadays every smartphone comes equipped with location depicting sensors. These sensors function by utilizing multiple methods of positioning for delivering a complied set of location data. Both motion and location sensors incorporated in the devices work together to provide a high level of contextual services and information.

For instance, the smart notification alerts that pop up on your mobile screen as soon as you cross by a specific location works as a result of these sensors. The motion-sensing apps have gained extreme recognition for various significant purposes such as security, power-saving, games and many more.

Whereas the location sensor-based apps provide users with features such as Geotagging, vehicle navigation and much more. In fact, there are plenty of apps developed that makes use of the indoor location of the user by depicting data from Wi-Fi, geomagnetic and ultrasonic beacons and provide accurate information to the users.

Seeing the level of smart technology that these sensors use for delivering performance, it can be rightly claimed that this trending tech will continue to take over the mobile app development industry in the future.

3.Wearable devices

Wearable devices are something that has gained immense popularity ever since its launch in 2008. With its ease of accessibility and smart features, the device was an instant hit among consumers. Each year the number of users for wearable devices has been increasing and this opened a new door for developers as they merged two technologies together.

The mobile apps are no longer bound to the realm of smartphones but are beyond that.

The apps developed can now be accessed via these devices henceforth, expanding the room for opportunities.

Till now the trend of wearable devices has not failed to amaze since it has introduced the new and advanced technique of delivering information by communicating with mobile apps. For instance, the Fitbit comes with a wide range of wearable devices such as smartwatch, fitness bands and many other wearables that can be accessed via apps developed by the company itself.

The scope for improvement for this trend is unquestionable as these devices continue to be introduced in varied fields.

4.M-Commerce

Whether it is a matter of small or huge amount of money transaction, digital wallets or e-payment system has carved a new way. The platform of m-commerce has taken a giant leap with tons of apps introduced in the App Store and Google Play Store. The trend of going cashless or paperless has further boosted this platform.

The hassle of paying via cash or any other mode of payment has taken a backseat. With apps such as G-pay, Apple pay and plenty of others, the process of money transaction has been easy and secure. These apps allow you to link your bank account with the digital wallet and process transactions via your account itself. It omits the need for any physical payment methods such as debit cards, credit cards or cash.

Additionally, digital wallets have established a secure and rapid mode of money transaction procedure that benefits the entire population significantly. It is because of its reliability that the consumers have accepted this new mode of payment system with open arms.

In fact, as per the statistics recorded in the year 2019, there are 2.07 billion consumers worldwide that utilize a wallet for carrying out money transactions. The popularity of m-commerce will continue to grow in the future if we observe these figures carefully.

5.UX Design

The user interface of your device is designed to display effective content and data. This ultimately contributes to boosting the user experience of consumers. There are many popular mobile app companies such as Instagram, Tumblr, Houzz, Pinterest, etc that make their priority to incorporate interactive user interface and intuitive designs.

Developers are continuously on the run for creating new patterns of UX design that would up the game for interaction and communication. In fact, some apps such as Instagram utilize the technology of augmented reality (AR) to give consumers a creative user experience.

Breaking the wall between the real and virtual world is one of the highlighting features of the AR-powered UX designs. It gives consumers an advanced level of the user interface.

This trend of advanced UX designing will continue to thrive in the future as well since developers would proceed with the activity of integrating advanced technology such as AR and many others.

6.Internet of Things (IoT)

The system of IoT is not something surreal in the field of the mobile app development industry. In fact, there are tons of apps in the industry that have gained approval from the consumers globally that utilize this advanced system.

The IoT system enables the smart objects to interact with each other over a shared network that does not require any human to computer interaction. The apps developed with this integrated system are highly advanced as it allows consumers to operate smart devices of your home.

This trend of IoT is an absolute hit among consumers since it has added a new level of comfort and ease. With such extreme popularity, it is quite evident that this trend will step forward in the future of mobile app development as well.

7.Machine learning and artificial intelligence

It is no doubt that the machine learning and artificial intelligence features incorporated in our devices seem like a blessing as it simplifies tons of tasks for us. With more and more updates rolling out from the developers these technologies continue to be more advanced and highly capable.

The biggest example of these technologies is the virtual assistant apps in Android and iOS. For iOS, "Siri" brings in a plethora of functionality that allows users to gain information via the device in a minimalistic way. As for Android, the Google Assistant app does the same job for users to deliver accurate information.

 

                                                                                           Siri (left)

 

These are the latest trends that are making its mark in the mobile app development field and will continue to do so in the future. As we all know, technology and innovation never cease to progress and develop and with more advanced technology being introduced the mobile app development company will definitely integrate them.

However, we must keep a note that the trends that are expected to dominate in the future of mobile app development must be accepted by the consumers in the first place. After all, the mobile apps developed are for the betterment of the consumers.

About the Author

Sourabh Sharma
I am an entrepreneur doing multitasking at any given point of time. One of my niches is working as a professional Writer where I share my views and opinions. I am very honest, sincere, and up-front blogger and jot down my unbiased opinions. In general, I prefer to write without being argumentative or contradicting anyone. To bash intelligence into some brains I might sound aggressive which is not at all offending, right?

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