Nowadays our mobile phones have applications for everything – from online shopping to learning new skills, to ordering food, booking tickets, and communicating with friends and family. There is literally almost nothing we can not do from our phones and this is the main reason why the mobile app market is so profitable and demanded.
The tech world is constantly changing and so do businesses that want to stay on top of their game. If you are a business owner in need of a new app or if you are a developer looking to build a great new app, here are the best new trends in mobile development.
Augmented Reality is not new for smartphones but with the enhanced processing power come new opportunities. Even though it is mainly used for entertainment, AR is not all that – the technology can bring a lot of benefits for users, and potentially every business could use integrated AR within their app. Some of the industries that can see great benefits from augmented reality are supply chains, logistics, design, education, and construction.
Virtual reality is mainly popular in gaming but there are other ways to incorporate this technology in apps. And since VR headsets are used to treat panic attacks, anxiety, and phobias, they can be of great benefit to the healthcare industry. Other industries that can implement VR with success include 3D modeling, architecture, film making, and real estate.
One of the most revolutionary technologies currently that is becoming more and more popular is mainly used for apps that deal with cryptocurrency and trading. Blockchain technology is preferred because it offers stability and security, and it is easy to use and constantly updated. In the next years as cryptocurrency payments are becoming more common, we can expect that other apps will also start using blockchain technology to offer such features.
IoT is becoming more and more affordable which means that there is a growing number of devices and sensors available to connect and control. Thanks to this trend, software development for IoT devices is in high demand and the trend is not going away anytime soon. With many areas and industries mobile app developers could explore, this is one of the main trends that will continue in the following years.
With so much content on the internet and limited disk space on smartphones, one of the main reasons why users delete an app is exactly because of space shortage. This can easily be avoided if apps can be streamed instead of downloaded. This technology allows for a better user experience and lowers user acquisition costs. Using app streaming can not only help to deal with disk space shortage but also provide a better way to reach and retain your customers.
Chatbots and AI
Alexa, Siri, and Cortana are becoming more and more intelligent and chatbots are now common in customer service and other areas. They can provide intelligent services that are easy to implement such as language recognition, multi-language support, face and image recognition, and more. And with the evolution of AI and machine learning, chatbots are becoming smarter and more useful in many different areas and industries.