As we entered the last years of this wonderful technological decade, which revolutionized the technology for mobile phone and smart gadgets, we are entering the more futuristic and promising era that is going to be fueled by 5G technology and Artificial Intelligence.
For every company or individual that is into mobile development business or related to it, it is obvious to keep a sharp eye on the upcoming trends that are all set to rule 2020 and year coming next.
If we have a look at 2019, it was just another great year for mobile app development. Lots of companies have now realized that investing in mobile applications is crucial and need of the time.
According to Google Inc. survey 2018, ‘Consumers spend their 90% of their time in mobile applications when compared to mobile websites’.
It further asserted that ‘25% of installed applications are never used, and 26% are abandoned after first use; and the biggest reason behind their failure is the lack of usability, design appeal, uniqueness and most importantly due to the use of same, old pattern and technology’.
This brings our attention to the fact that following the latest, ongoing market & technology trends and consumer preferences are crucial to be considered while developing mobile applications.
The number of applications downloaded increased every year. Code Creators Inc. is one of the leading and the fastest-growing mobile app development company in the United States and Canada that is offering unique, innovative and high-performing mobile applications to the diverse business enterprise of all types and size.
While developing a mobile app, CCI experts keep the following 10 key trends in their consideration. These trends are based on our extensive project so that you get the best and consistent performing apps all the time. Let’s have a look at them.
On the basis of intensive analysis, we have prepared a complete list of the top 10 mobile app development trends that are set to dominate 2020 and years to follow.
1. Instant Apps
Developed to combat the problems related to low storage and downloading. As suggested by the name, Instant Apps are the ones that can be easily accessed without getting them downloaded to your phones.
This makes them a preferred option over Native applications, for the fact that the majority of the users are not interested in downloading the application in their phones.
Since, there is a limited number of instant apps commercially available on Play Store, creating instant mobile apps is developing as a great market niche for app developers due to its increasing demand.
2. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
As of now, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are dominating the mobile app development trends of this decade. They are quick on user preference identification, online business simplification and in providing user-specific suggestions.
According to modern technology researchers, the time is not too far, when we will fully transform into a smart app economy from the smartphone economy, considering the global spending on AI that is anticipated to be nearly $98 billion by the end of 2023.
Blockchain technology is a novel discovery with diversified applications that are offering tremendous opportunities to mobile app developers for improving the user experience of mobile applications.
Blockchain has been successfully implemented by various payment applications and it is considered to be more than bitcoins.
Blockchain can be effectively used in developing DApps or Decentralized Apps. For your information – A Decentralized Application is neither controlled nor owned by any person, and it is less prone to security threats and virus attacks.
What’s more? The app cannot be shut down. According to Gartner 2017, the worldwide blockchain revenues are estimated to be around $3k millions between 2020 -2030.
4. Internet of Things
One of the biggest game-changing factors in the mobile app development framework is IoT or Internet of Things. IoT is not a new concept, in fact, it’s been quite a long time it has been around us.
However, with the increasing emergence of the connected smart devices, the mobile app development industry is also encountering the field transformations. According to Statista, the number of total IoT-geared devices tends to reach 30.73 billion by the end of this year.
Subsequently, what we tend to witness is the increasing demand for a mobile application that are IoT-enabled too. For instance, if in an assumed situation, you forgot to lock your house. But, with an IoT enabled mobile app, you will be enabled to remotely lock your house. Won’t that be amazing? What do you say?
5. 5G Technology
The introduction of 5G technology in the latter half of 2019, mobile applications also started to undergo a transformation in order to quickly adopt the ultra-fast telecommunication features and services.
It is further projected that the mobile app development industry will be soon witnessing a significant rise in the demand of multi-purpose, sophisticated 5G enabled mobile applications.
Gearing up the mobile apps with the 5G technology will not only speed up the connectivity, but it will also improve the users’ app experience significantly.
Although, there is a lot more that is already on the plate of mobile app developers, however ignoring the 5G trend is something that they can’t afford. Because losing to cope up with G technology can also make an app to completely fade & fail.
6. Beacon Technology
Beacon technology has turned out to be of great scope when it comes to marketing. Beacons basically utilized Bluetooth technology to relay signals, when any user is found within the range of a place or an object.
For instance, while surfing the internet, you liked a pair of shoes, but you really want to try it before buying it.
Mobile apps with Beacon technology will send you notifications on your way to store if it finds the same pair of shoes at another store. Isn’t it great!
7. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Lately, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are dominating the mobile app development industry. What is more interesting is that 2020 and the year forthcoming are going to experience the proliferation of AR and VR within mobile apps like never before.
With the introduction of ARCore by Google Inc. and ARKit by Apple Inc., the integration of AR and VR will steal the spotlight in android and iOS app development.
8. Accelerated Mobile Pages
AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages is a term usually used for the mobile version of the HTML pages, and their purpose is simply to make a website more accessible and friendly to users through mobiles.
AMP boosts the loading speed and helps developers to build the heavier website in terms of visuals and content. AMPs are intended to lead the path towards lower bounce rates, reduced cart abandonment and increased user interaction.
With AMP, mobile apps are potential to be judged on the ground of optimization of the mobile application.
9. Mobile Wallets
With improved security infrastructures and increased penetration of e-commerce, the demand for fast and efficient, multi-optional online payment features and mobile wallets are increasing.
Market biggies like Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have already their mobile wallets like Google Wallets and Apple Pay.
In the near future, mobile wallets are anticipated to be more smart and poised in order to become the most preferred method of online payment.
As the demand for smart mobile wallets is not going to fade soon, it makes great sense to invest in the development of mobile wallet apps.
According to Gartner, the mobile wallet apps’ market accounted for $4,296 billion in transactions in 2018, and it also tends to be increased to $13,979 billion by the end.
Wearables are also taking the user interaction and experience to a new level. In a consumer-driven market, user experience is considered to be a superior feature; and for that reason the demand for wearables in anticipated to increase.
According to Statista, no. of wearables is estimated to reach up to 929 million by the end of 2021. Evidently, wearable technology is boosting mobile app development too so that the wearable devices can be better integrated with smartphones.
Currently, the dominance is maintained by the Health & Fitness and Gaming apps, as of now most of the mobile apps are built around it.
Presently, there are millions of mobile application available commercially at the app store and with the latest mobile app development trends, they are also geared up for the transformation to meet the pace.
With this, the competitiveness amid the mobile app developers is happened to be stiffer in 2020 and year ahead.
If you own a business, then now is the right time to invest in developing a dynamic mobile application for your business.
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