Mobile platforms evolve and explore themselves. Below we have provided a few statistics links that demonstrate the continued growth in popularity of mobile development:
- The mobile app market is set to grow by 385% by 2021.
- In 2021, there will be about 7 billion mobile users worldwide.
- By 2022, on the App Store user spending will increase 92% to $ 157 billion.
Let’s discuss the trends in the mobile development world.
The emergence of chatbots showed that humanity needed them. Chatbots have proven to be an excellent way to empower organizations to communicate with customers and reduce the cost of maintaining consultant staff.
Android and iOS development lead to the fact that today we have more than 2 million applications. But while the share of built-in chatbots is small, this figure will grow in 2020.
Organizations have come to trust this technology more and have realized its value in areas such as retail stores, supermarkets, taxis, and more. Users are realizing that many of their requests are resolved faster without human intervention.
Wearable devices are closely integrated into our everyday life – smartwatches, trackers, fitness bracelets, and smart rings. This year predicts a steady increase in those ones wishing to acquire such gadgets. But many applications do not support the ability to work with wearable devices yet.
Engineers have been already implementing methods that provide seamless integration with minimal smartphone dependency.
The Internet of Things is the representative of the future in the world of technology. Developers are keenly interested in integrating IoT with mobile applications.
Many large corporations such as Google and Amazon have already tested the potential of this technology.
Augmented and Virtual Reality
AR and Virtual Reality have long been two high-tech pieces that were content only with computer games. Now, the folks at Google have begun leveraging the potential of AR and VR in innovative areas, such as a feature for Google Maps that will offer users real-time directions using the phone’s camera.
Mobile wallets have become the preferred payment method. People are more actively turning to mobile payment methods such as Apple Pay, Google Wallet with more flexible payment terms.
Blockchain technology is entering the payments arena, offering better security for mobile transactions.
Mobile Application Security
Cybersecurity has been overlooked so far; that is why several big companies have been affected by incidents that they could’ve avoided.
Nearly all tech giants are thinking of new methods to keep data safe and secure in line with the progress of attackers.
Cross-platform applications have become popular for their convenience, compactness, and website-like properties. These applications are growing in popularity as they can be accessed instantly without installation. Another nice feature: Better conversion rates than regular mobile apps.
Uber, Airbnb, Booking.com, Peapod, Zomato, Swiggy, Instacart, Rinse, Postmates are not all on-demand platforms. By addressing specific, pressing problems, these apps shape our better tomorrow.
Uber uses location coordinates to offer on-demand taxi services in a safe and cost-effective way, and Airbnb allows you to rent your property anywhere in the world.
The cloud services are already very popular. In 2020 they will increase their presence. New cloud integration services help mobile apps efficiently store gigabytes of data and perform complex tasks cost-effectively. Cloud platforms (Dropbox, AWS, etc.) will allow you to install applications directly to the cloud and work there.
One of the hottest mobile app development trends of 2020 is 5G. Thanks to its high speed (nearly 100 times faster than 4G), 5G will see a boom in business productivity. This year, the standard will be involved in the development of data security, 3D gaming, AR, etc. Almost all network chip manufacturers will launch 5G-enabled boards.
Mobile developers will have to update their app UI and upgrade their design and development skills to meet the requirements.
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