29 Oct Top 10 Trends for Mobile App Development in 2019
The usage of mobile apps has been growing fast in past few years. We live in the digital era of smartphone and with rising of smartphone the more apps consumer is using for hotel booking, taxi booking, food ordering and much more. The growing of more on-demand apps has resulted in more interest in app development for developers. And app store plays the role of the field and anyone can create an app which becomes next smash hit.
As time passes we have to adopt new trends for app development and app developers have to keep themselves updated. Here, you can find the top 10 mobile app development trends in 2019.
So, let’s see what you need to know…
1. IoT (Internet of Things):
Internet of Things is a $19 trillion industry and research said that over the next few years, more than 5 billion people will be using IoT technology. Today this technology is present in wearable technology, smart bulbs, smart thermostats etc. In the next coming years, IoT technology is widely adopted for mobile app development. IoT allowing more personalized user experience in various devices.
2. Cloud Technology in Apps:
We heard this word everywhere. From consumers to tech professionals, everyone is knowing the advantage of cloud technology. Cloud Technology can change our collective lives. Today to collect and store a massive amount of data, cloud computing is fast, secure, easy to deploy and also it is less expansive. This technology is for everyone from large enterprise to small startups.
Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive etc. an example of cloud technology. Nowadays the app development industry has adopted this technology and they develop powerful apps that directly run on the cloud. So we can expect that upcoming powerful apps can take minimal storage from phone space and completely based on cloud storage.
3. AI (Artificial Intelligence):
AI is set to offering business users some great insights with use of advanced analytics, and machine learning techniques. Microsoft Pix, Hound, and SwiftKey AI is an example that how AI is proving to be in mobile app space.
4. Enterprise Mobile Apps:
It’s not surprising for anyone that today app developers are moving forward to enterprise mobile apps. Because in an enterprise app, it is easy to track KPIs and key metrics. And today every business either small startups or large-scale enterprise need enterprise mobile app. Enterprise app developers earn more than $10,000 per month as compared to those app developers who focus on developing consumer apps. So we can say predict that enterprise apps will offer new wings for app developers.
5. Location-based Wi-Fi Services:
Today, mobile app location services and Beacon technology has open new door for online and offline advertising, especially in retail sectors. Apple had integrated the Beacon technology with iBeacon and Android follow suit. In upcoming years, Wi-Fi will be used for more than just internet access and more public hotspots would double up location points. App developers are following suit for developing apps which can take advantage of location-based Wi-Fi services.
6. Stunning UX:
Apart from better look and feel, today smartphone user is expecting that their apps more instinctive and provide more relevant content based on their own likes and dislikes. In the upcoming year, app developers will have to focus on answering customer questions. For example, whether the app is secure enough or needs to many user permission? etc.
7. In-App Purchasing and Advertising:
With the rising of a smartphone, consumers are using their mobile apps for day-to-day tasks, generate revenue from in-app advertising and also purchasing different stuff are increasing rapidly. According to current research in-app purchasing from mobile devices touched approx. $10 billion in 2018 and rapidly increasing in the upcoming year. In the next few years, in-app advertising also moving from a simple banner to stunning and use friendly banner which will attract user for more exposed.
8. mCommerce to be Next Big Thing:
As an eCommerce giant such as Amazon and Flipkart, the usage of mCommerce is also expecting to increase in the coming year. With the rising of smartphone user do shopping via the mCommerce app. Today smartphones featuring NFC, Fingerprint recognization and much more technology for secure payment. Developers will also have the opportunity to develop apps which can provide additional functionality to the consumer.
9. App Security:
With rising the new technology on daily basis, the app security becomes necessary. Currently, tops 100 apps in the Google app store have been already hacked and on another hand, iOS app store result is not very good. So that, Google, Apple, and Microsoft have been a target on one thing – An App Security in upcoming years. And so that, developers also need to focus on cybersecurity and develop an application with implementing new security features within the app.
10. New Generation in Mobile Games:
Nowadays the mobile gaming industry is also increasing rapidly and user likely to play a game in multiplayer rather than single player. So that game developer needs to focus on developing a multiplayer game. By developing new generation mobile games using latest game engine makes easy to access cloud technology and developers can push frequent and rapid updates to enhance the UX.
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