Be it your morning alarm or your morning workout music or your news read; your mobile phone is the one stop solution for all these needs. Today smartphones are an inseparable part of our personal life (as exemplified above) and professional life (like checking emails, updating professional status, etc). In fact, it’s this elevated usage of mobile phones which have triggered the mobile app market to produce apps at a speed analogous to the production of wafers in the factory.
Notably, it has been prognosticated that by 2020, the mobile app store revenue will surpass the mark of $ 100 billion dollars globally and the number of Smartphone users will account for a figure of 6.1 billion.
The mobile and app technology is sky rocketing at unstoppable speed. So irrespective of the fact that you are a native and hybrid app developer or uses mobile web apps, you need to be armored with latest trends to combat the technology driven battle of the mobile economy. Here are the well researched mobile app development trends for the year 2017:
1. GOOGLE AMP
From the perspective of the web app and SEO, Google AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages have revolutionized the mobile app trends dramatically. AMP apps enabled web pages load within a second on mobile devices. And today Google has so much more to add to its AMP tool apart from speed to ensure the growth in mobile commerce and technology.
2. CLOUD DRIVEN MOBILE APPS
Every consumer and tech savvy person is making use of cloud technology to ensure their data consumes minimal of internal memory space in their mobile and that data can be fetched directly from the cloud. Almost 90 percent of the total mobile data traffic is expected to be driven by cloud apps in the year 2019.
3. AR AND VR APPS
AR or the Augmented Reality apps which fuel the entertainment and gaming industry are in their experimental phase and hence will stand as the trendiest gimmick of 2017. VR or Virtual Reality is also predicted to garb itself with the trends leading to high level of performance. With jillion of headset manufacturers and VR content creators, VR is market-ready and has already acquired the glimpse of its consumers and media.
4. ENTERPRISE APPS AND MICRO APPS
Enterprise apps support the management, streamlining, and restructuring of the business processes whereas micro apps perform effectuate the more of target-specific operations. A study says that 77% entrepreneurs felt the advantage of enterprise apps and 66% reported an increase in their investment because of it. The enterprise app market is expected to grow to 430 billion by 2021.
5. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
There is predicted an increase of 300 percent in the investment related to AI in the year 2017 and beyond. Because of advanced analytics, cognitive interfaces into complex systems and machine learning technologies, AI provides its business users with powerful insights like never before.
6. INCREASED APP SECURITY
Special emphasis is being given to the security of the mobile apps as it has been recorded that hardly 25 percent of the mobile apps are able to conquer the basic security test. The top-notch areas of concern will be:
7. WEARABLE MOBILE DEVICES
Apple Watch Series 1, Pebble 2, Xiaomi Mi Band 2, Google Daydream View, Fitbit Flex 2, etc are some of the trendy wearable devices of the year. And with the unmatched level of experience these devices tend to offer, their market is expected to grow at the rate of 20.3 percent approximately.
M-commerce is elevating with all success thanks to the users who are using m-wallets for monetary transactions as compared to plastic money. And coupled with wearable devices m-commerce is sure to skyrocket in the year 2017.
9. IOT (INTERNET OF THINGS) APPS
Today consumers are needy of interactive technology be it their personal and professional life. Apps which cater to IoT and integrate harmoniously reap the maximum benefits. The solution to the issues related to streamlining of the IOT apps with the readily available smart home appliances in the market is going to be the trend of 2017.
10. BEACON AND LOCATION BASED SERVICES
Location based beacon technology is all there to minimise the gap between the online and offline retailing experience and to enhance the level of personalization involved. $ 43.3 billion of revenue is estimated to be generated from location based technology in respect of retail business by 2019.
11. SWIFT Mobile App Development
Swift is the new era programming language for iOS developers. It is much more user-friendly and developer friendly and thus scores ahead of other programming languages like Objective C.
12. ANDROID INSTANT APPS
Google Android instant apps enable the apps to work at a higher speed without making the effort of downloading such apps. Because of their unique feature Android instant apps is here to revolutionize the app industry as a whole. The individual is free to use only the needed feature of the app and there is no need to download the entire app on the device.
13. INTEGRATED MOBILE PAYMENT
The integrated mobile payment technology makes the entire monetary transaction process so smooth and time-saving that the year 2017 is all about the upsurge in the bespoke mobile application, thus allowing the merchants to smoothly and securely process the mobile transaction.
When our routine life is all about mobile app technologies, it’s a mandate to remain equipped with latest trends and it’s a crime to rely on outdated technology. 2017 is all set to mark itself as a phenomenal year for mobile app economy. Mobile app development companies are thus undoubtedly on the rise.