Top 6 Mobile App Development Trends in 2018 and Beyond
There are expected to be 2.5 billion active smartphone users in 2018 and it is only expected to rise in 2019 and beyond thanks to smartphones being much more inexpensive and readily available to the masses.
That being said, for smartphones and other mobile devices to push through, they would have to be tapped into using different mobile applications. What new features could be introduced into the fore that will provide more benefit to all of the concerned parties? Read on to find out some of the mobile app development trends in 2018 and beyond.
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence used to be stuff that is only introduced in movies but the said technology is actually alive in the real world. It was first implemented in the robotics industry but has since made its way in the mobile application space.
Since Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai said in the Google I/O convention back in 2017, we are now living in a digital world. We can expect more mobile apps with AI implementations in the near future.
- Augmented and Virtual Realities
Both Google and Apple have released their app development frameworks that promise to make app developers’ lives easier, especially when it comes to integrating augmented and virtual realities into future apps.
Both of the said technologies are already making huge waves in the gaming industry, but app developers can also utilize them in other avenues as well.
If you are familiar with cryptocurrency, then you should be familiar with Blockchain technology as well. This particular technology has gained much traction thanks to the many financial institutions integrating such feature into their own apps.
Blockchain technology, with its nuances, can actually help improve security manifold. This reassures people who transact online using an app with Blockchain Technology enabled that every time they spend their money, they do not have to worry about hacking or anything.
Many new wearable gadgets such as smartwatches and other similar devices already come equipped with a heart rate monitor and other sensors that can be useful than just in a fitness sense.
For instance, app developers can create a companion app that will help professionals in the healthcare industry cater to their patients in a more efficient and effective manner.
- Cloud Technology
With a heavy emphasis on information and technology in general, more data should be accessed to and from a mobile phone. That is why cloud technology has been integrated into many smartphones and online services to this day.
In fact, most pre-existing applications already make use of this technology such as video streaming, online gaming, and even your favorite social networking apps.
- On-Demand Apps
With the success of Uber, Lyft, and even Airbnb, we can expect more on-demand apps in the near future. Business owners want to provide a much better service to their customers and one way for them to do so would be to provide them with an on-demand service that can be accessed during any time of the day.