Current trends in mobile app development
Mobile phone technology and application development platforms have been continuously evolving through the past decade. Mobile app development industry is directly impacted by consumer demand for new trends, technological advancements and a wide array of other factors. Mobiles are transforming business models and marketplaces incredibly and have become a part of the digital ecosystem. Some of the top upcoming trends that will dominate the mobile app development space in 2020 are as follows:
Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of Things is a system of devices interconnected with each other via the internet and these devices are able to communicate with each other. IoT automates lots of day to day activities and provides a seamless experience to consumers. Mobile apps using IoT can be used to control household smart devices like locks, thermostats etc. Also, they can be used to remotely control air conditioners, refrigerators and cars.
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
The AI market is predicted to grow in 2020. The integration of machine learning in mobile application development has changed the face of entire user engagement. AI powered chatbots are now being used extensively in the hospitality and travel industry. They are able to respond to customers very quickly. This kind of technology is well-evident in the new sites featuring all kinds of online casino games.
Augmented reality (AR) & Virtual reality (VR)
AR as well as VR applications are gaining popularity across all industries – be it healthcare, education or retail. Apple has released ARKit and Google has released ARCore. They have created amazing user experience, which have shot up the sales. The VR domain has not yet been explored much. So, there is an untapped potential available to app developers. BBC has launched AR app for civilisations which can help people explore museum artefacts virtually.
Cloud technology allows the storage of huge amounts of data and if integrated with mobile apps would enhance their performance and speed. Amazon has created its own cloud Amazon Web Service (AWS) which is used by many mobile applications that require a bigger database.
Beacons combined with IoT have proven to be a huge space for mobile app development market across the world. They can be used in retail industry to provide personalized information and promos in the vicinity of the users. Beacons add advanced functionality to mobile apps and can be used to track consumer behaviour in retail outlets. One of the uses of beacon technology is proximity marketing.
Apps for foldable phones
Over the last years, mobile industry saw a revolutionary technology when a few companies released foldable devices like Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Applications in these devices change size based on whether the phones are compressed or expanded. The apps should be able to smoothly allow the transitions between screen fold and unfold
The trends in mobile technology keep changing at a very fast rate through a dynamically evolving landscape. So, it is very important to stay up to date with the latest trends to gain success in this domain.