The mobile application development industry is one of the fastest growing industries and shows no signs of slowing down in the future. With the testing of 5G networks scheduled to start around the world, the scope of application development will witness a change.
Nowadays, mobile applications are a culture to which we have all become accustomed, given their presence as location-based applications, to their development in the augmented and virtual reality spectrum.
Due to their enormous popularity and usefulness of mobile applications, they serve as an important opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses. According to Statista, by 2020, mobile applications are expected to generate $ 188.9 billion as global revenues.
In this blog, I am going to discuss some of the main one’s mobile application development trends that are shaping the applications industry.
Here is the list:
1) Mobile wallets
Day by day, the demand for mobile wallets keeps on rising. IN fact, the app developers are taking special care of security features due to which the use of mobile wallets will going to increase in 2019.
Today, users mostly prefer frictionless payment methods for smooth transactions and they love to see this feature in their apps. Hence, payment gateway integration, as well as mobile wallets, provide you with the highest level of secure encryption that has become mainstream for all such apps.
-> Highly secure mobile wallets
-> Maximum number of mobile wallet users
-> Contactless payments
In the past few months, the market of Wearables industry has experienced fast and large growth.
As per statista.com,Wearable devices are expected to reach about $33 Billion by the end of 2019.
Hence, the future of the wearable market is great and these will become as superfluous as the word smartphone is now. Nowadays, the main control panel of any portable device is the smartphone. This means that portable devices must be paired and they must also be close.
But, according to UNA co-founder Ryan Craycraft, the smartphone will no longer be the main hub in the near future. In fact, the development of portable applications will have a more ubiquitous connection directly to the web and maybe even to the human body.
-> Increase in demand for wearable watches rather than traditional watches
3) Smart objects
IOT is a hidden concept among smart objects or smart things. Basically, it is a network of physical objects that are integrated with sensors, electronic components, and software that are all interconnected within the network itself.
For example, Bosch, Honeywell, Samsung, Xiaomi, and many other big brands that already have a large market share. And some of these recent trends in IoT application development include Kisi Smart Lock, Nest Smart Home, Google Home, etc.
In general, IoT is considered one of the innovative technologies in the world of mobile application development. In fact, the global IoT market is expected to generate $ 1.335 billion in revenue by 2020.
-> Self-driving cars
-> Modern healthcare apps
-> Smart homes & smart areas
-> Routers equipped with more securities
4) Blockchain tech
Since now, the blockchain app development has opened a world of new and exciting opportunities in the IT sector. In 2018, we all are witnessed of the use of blockchain in the creation of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts only. However, in reality, blockchain is more useful than you can imagine.
For example, with the use of blockchain, it is possible to develop decentralized mobile applications. Decentralized mobile applications or DApp are basically an application that not only is not owned by anyone, but it is also impossible to close it and has no downtime.
Simply, Blockchain is expected to contribute more in the mobile application industry by making the mobile application decentralized, just like the bitcoin blockchain did for money.
-> BAAS (Blockchain-as-a-service)
-> Gaming and Crypto space
-> Asset tokenization
-> Trading on cryptocurrencies exchange
5) On-demand apps
On-demand apps are the most successful business model of the current business world. It is the future of the tech world. Almost all industries are implementing this business model in 2019. As of now, 42% of the adult population has used at least one service on demand. Of course, there is no evidence that this trend in demand is going to disappear soon.
On the whole, the trend of application development on demand is here to stay, and businesses that will not adapt will definitely be crushed by their competition.
-> Has a great focus on B2B
-> On-demand apps are embraced by all industries
6) AI & ML
Both AI and Machine Learning have deepened the mobile applications market. AI, for the most part, has manifested itself in the form of chatbots, while Siri, the combination of machine learning and artificial intelligence is now a very important part of the innovations of mobile applications that can not be separated now.
In 2019, the power of AI and machine learning will not be limited to just Chatbots and Siri. Many organizations have already begun to adopt these technologies to increase profitability and reduce operating expenses in various ways.
As per the report by IDC Report, more than 75% of workers who use ERP solutions will now take advantage of AI’s capabilities to expand their competence in the workplace.
This shows that not only AI and Machine Learning have deep roots in today’s mobile applications, but also have an important opportunity for innovation in the future.
-> Automated machine learning
-> AI-enabled chips
-> Interoperability among neural networks
-> AIOps (AI automated DevOps)
7) The era of AR/VR
There is no doubt that AR/VR both are cool technologies for current mobile app development among companies. And, their use cases are not limited to just gaming apps anymore. The technological giants are already innovating tons of new use cases for both. For example, Google and Apple are launching new AR demos on their latest devices, which is proof that AR / VR is going to change the game in the near future.
In fact, it is also predicted that these technologies will be seen on the social platforms for the brand, as well as for the potential customers through the AR / VR applications “Beyond screens”.
For example, Instagram and Snapchat have already launched their AR filters that can turn a human face into several fun digital characters.
-> AR in healthcare
-> Mobile AR disruption
-> AR/VR in marketing & advertising
-> AR/VR in manufacturing
8) Mobile cloud computing
It is the future of mobile apps. Cloud is a luxury option for mobile app development today, and it will no longer be the case. The world has already begun to realize the benefits and possibilities offered by the cloud.
For example, reducing hosting costs, improved load capacity and optimized business operations are just some of the benefits provided by the cloud. Today, there are many security-related concerns that are solved with the help of Cloud, which makes mobile application development safer, faster and more reliable.
In addition, with the help of cloud technology such as Dropbox, AWS, SlideRocket and many more, it is now possible to develop powerful applications that run directly in the cloud. That means we should also expect more apps of this type to launch, requiring minimal storage space from the smartphone in 2019.
-> Hybrid cloud app solutions
-> Quantum computing
-> Cloud services & solutions
Beacons is no longer a new innovation. Now there are several industries, such as medical care, museums, hotels, etc. that use Beacons technology in their applications.
Many business owners believe that it is safe to say that Beacons technology has become more understandable to ordinary users. However, their use cases will not be limited to these in 2019. The beacons have a much greater capacity than that.
For example, Beacons combined with IoT in retail can help users with valuable sales information, as well as other ongoing promotions they can find near them.
-> AI-enabled chips
-> Mobile payments beacons
-> Beacon treasure hunting
-> Automated machine learning
So far I have seen that keeping up with the latest trends and technologies is the key to keeping up with the changing demands of customers as well as the competition for any business. And I hope that with this blog, I have shared a lot of information about mobile application development trends for 2019.
If, by chance, I have left something behind, let us know in the comments section below. Also, while it would be difficult to identify the exact benefits for your business of all these mobile application development trends.