The world is ever-changing, but so is the technological world. Perhaps, the latter one is on the rapid most pace of change. And the end of 2017 had already left us with a bundle of hopes and assumptions based on the then mobile app development trends. Fortunately, half-way through the year, many of those assumptions are turning true with a promising growth to be seen in the second half of the year.
The mobile app industry has been in it’s rising phase for quite some time. The conventional apps are rapidly being replaced by apps with futuristic technologies in past few months of 2018. Being a part of this very industry of mobile app development and having studied it all this while, we’ve enumerated the mobile app development trends to be seen in the coming months of 2018!
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence is the thing of the current era. The report published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the AI market is expected to achieve a tremendous revenue growth of $47+ billion by 2020. Even biggest of the tech industry has been spending ample of the amount on AI. The upsurging demand for AI has earned the attention of several big businesses, who’ll are showing an active interest in adapting the AI technology for their mobile apps.
Internet of Things (IoT) is the most talked about mobile app trend of the year. As predicted by the end of 2017, we’ve been witnessing the wave of IoT in the mobile app development industry a lot. The best example to recognise with this trend is the devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, which runs on the mobile app.
Wearable technology is one of those mobile trends that we tasted by the closing months of 2017. So, we also anticipated it to be the thing of the year 2018. And well, it turned out to be true since a lot of companies are adopting this technology for their apps and motivating us to remain fit. And the story doesn’t end there, a lot more.
Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality (AR/VR)
Virtual Reality transmits you from your current place to a virtually created space and environment, while Augmented Reality is what augments your current environment with clear visors. The year 2017 has shown us a glimpse of AR/VR technology with a handful of game and wearable gears. So, yes 2018 is the year that has opened up the door for a whole new world of AR/VR technology based mobile apps.
Cloud-based mobile apps have been in the market for a long time now. Say, for instance, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc are a few such apps that have already been a part of our lives. But this year, as assumed, the market and demand for such cloud-based mobile apps are elevating drastically.
Personal or professional, most of our conversations are chat-based. And the trend of chatbots is the byproduct of this very trend of chat-based conversations. In addition, this ain’t just a place to converse but a multiple funny and futuristic features are embedded in these chatbots. It was assumed that chatbots are going to grow this year and halfway through the year the industry has already seen it turning out to be true!
Our lives are gone digital all the way. And our fondness for online shopping has extensively increased the demand for developing apps for making e-payments via mobile. No wonder, the year has multiple such mobile payments application with a bundle of other lined-up for launching!
The game of mobile application development is such big that it can’t end with a few trends. The list is lengthy and quite intriguing. Let the time unfold these awesome tech-trends and surprise us with its powerful calibre. One of the leading mobile app developers in the industry, we know it for sure that the year ahead for mobile app development is going to be bright and booming!