Consagous, being a frontrunner in the field of Mobile App Development considers it significant to keep abreast of all market trends and innovations in the said area. Some of them are at a nascent stage, while others are sweeping the app stores through millions of downloads. Here are few news making drifts we need to watch out for:
1. App Streaming not downloading
The future of mobile app development lies in streaming, not the current, cumbersome system of app stores and downloads. Google and Apple have dipped their toes in the app streaming waters, and other companies such as Glu Mobile Inc. and 1APP have followed suit. Benefits of app streaming include bypassing the app stores operated by Google and Apple (which, don’t seem to be too keen on supplying totally streamed apps, but rather partially streamed apps). Mobile developers often decry the traditional app store approval process, difficulty in getting their apps discovered by users, low revenue opportunities and other problems with the traditional store-based approach.
2. Progression of Micro & Enterprise Apps
An example of enterprise mobile apps is Evernote, through which your teams can collaborate on projects from their mobile devices. On the other hand, Facebook messenger or to-do list apps are good examples of micro-apps that concentrate on only one task.
An Adobe study says 77 % business owners found enterprise apps advantageous and 66% are increasing their investment further. Also, 430 billion enterprise app market is expected by 2021. Moreover, micro-apps which are lightweight, targeted, HTML, and ad hoc-based, are rising these days.
3. The fad of Wearable Devices
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the market for wearable devices is going to experience a composite annual growth rate of 20.3 %, leading to 213.6 million units shipped in 2020. Like Apple Watch Series 1, Fitbit Flex 2, etc.
These devices show that the trend is not just restricted to the healthcare industry and will prove to be one of the most promising mobile app development trends for this year.
4. Internet of Things is here to stay
Around 80 Internet of Things (IoT) – related acquisitions were made across the globe in 2015. By 2020 the number of connected and separate devices will take a toll of 28 billion marks. The profits and revenues from IoT industry are already rolling high. Therefore, the responsibility is now on developers to create applications which can unleash the power of smart device sensors to securely exchange personal information over wi-fi networks.
5. M-Commerce is on the rise
These days, instead of using credit or debit cards, a considerable number of customers prefer to make purchases through wallet apps like Google Wallet. In India, during the executive order of demonetization, scores of companies got into launching mobile wallets. Wearable devices will also play a major role in the future of m-commerce.
6. Augmented Reality to thrill further
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) apps are immensely popular with games like Pokemon Go, iOnRoad, Sky Siege, etc and VR devices like Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard are gaining immense traction as well. As per Business Insider, the predicted market size of AR & VR software by 2025, for videogames is pegged at $11.6 billion followed by $5.1 for healthcare.
7. Machine Learning Apps
Companies and giant corporations are paying a lot of attention on machine learning and artificial intelligence and due to this, industries like retail, healthcare, finance and banking will be heavily relying on machine learning apps in this year. These apps will help in analyzing big data, predicting outcomes, and improving customer service without any human intervention.
Source: DigitalDoughnut, Adtmag, Dzone