As the year winds down, mobile app development tops the list of innovative trends hitting the market in the coming years. Sometimes innovation can refer to small iterations on existing technologies, but for others, it could describe a completely major overhaul and transformation.
Mobile apps, by their very nature, have always been at the forefront of problem solving, but now consumer experiences are dominated by the latest trends. It’s no wonder we’ve far outgrown the root of innovation. Now, armed with so many underlying technologies, solutions and ideas, we think more about simplifying the existing process. That could certainly be possible if we keep up with the upcoming trends.
Here we bring you the five hottest mobile app development trends that will take center stage in the coming year.
1. Augmented Reality (AR)
Both Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have taken the entertainment and gaming industry by storm. Nothing can deter AR technology in mobile apps from gaining new momentum in 2018.
A study conducted by IBM states that nine out of ten government companies plan to invest in blockchain for financial transaction management, asset management, contract management, and regulatory compliance purposes. While another research from Infosys says that a third of banks are expected to adopt commercial blockchain in 2018. This shows that the demand for security is limitless.
3. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Through the use of advanced analytics, cognitive interfaces into complex systems, and machine learning technologies, AI will seemingly give business users access to powerful information never before available to them.
4. Cloud technology
Cloud technology that delivers major benefits like streamlined operations, reduced cost of equipment and hosting, increased application storage capacity, and increased productivity and collaboration is poised to dominate 2018. Already integrated? Do not miss it.
5. Internet of things (IoT)
The so-familiar technology that has undoubtedly carved out a special place in our family or homes and given it the title of so-called smart home is now driven by a major change, analysts say. Let’s wait and see what next year entails.
6. Trading robots
It doesn’t matter if you work in B2C/B2B and develop your own SAAS application, bots will become irreplaceable for you. Streamlined business processes, minimized costs, and increased profits earn them the Tech Tiara of 2018.
7. Lazy loading
We all left the app or website that took too long to load images. But now with the trend of lazy loading, this would no longer exist. Now the images will load only when the page turns ON. Smart indeed.
8. Android Instant Apps
Android Instant Apps allows Android users to run their apps instantly, without installation. In addition, it allows users to experience beautiful and immersive applications, with material design and smooth animations, without installing them on their devices. Again the new ones to govern the next years!
9. AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
AMP will enable developers to develop fast-loading websites and mobile apps. This will reduce bounce rates and increase the level of performance on various mobile devices.
10.Safety and protection
With the rapid evolution of the mobile app industry, third-party SDKs gain dominance and apps collect more and more information that increases risks, vulnerabilities, and security breaches. This hesitation certainly demands security and protection solutions as a great necessity.
The market cares more about new potential market value, innovation and something that has never been seen before. Mobile app development trends 2018 are once again poised to disrupt the tech sector. Let’s see how fast they go.