What is the future of mobile app development; Top 9 mobile app development trends in 2020 that will define the future app market
Considering the integral role of smartphones, and the popularity of mobile apps in our daily lives, it seems unbelievable that the iPhone App Store was launched just 10 years back, soon followed by the Google app store. In these 10 years, smartphones and apps have gone from nice-to-have to essentials, for many individuals as well as businesses.
According to Statista, in 2017, there were almost 178 billion annual app downloads and more than USD 81 billion in-app store purchases. In 2018, global mobile app revenue increased to over USD 365 billion. By the year 2023, mobile apps are estimated to generate revenue of more than USD 935 billion.
The mobile app industry is one such domain, that keeps advancing every day. So, to keep up with the ever-increasing customer demands, businesses are always curious about the next-gen software. After in-depth analyzing the mobile app industry, our experts have come up with the top mobile app development trends that will be hit in 2020 and also shape the future of the mobile app industry.
Leading mobile app development trends in 2020:
The emergence of Beacon technology:
Beacon-based notifications are increasingly helping many businesses and industries like Museums, Hotels, Healthcare, etc., to connect with their customers in a highly contextual manner.
In 2020, updated Apple’s iBeacon technologies, along with advances in IoT, will open up new opportunities for businesses. We are likely to see Beacon technology more than ever in beacon-enabled airports, beacon treasure hunting, mobile payments beacons, AI-enabled chips, and even automated personal beacons.
Beacons are nothing but the wireless transmitters that make use of Bluetooth technology to send signals and helps in the information exchange of sales. The use of beacons helps in making virtual tours more personalized and smooth and secure information sharing.
Apps for foldable:
Samsung has come up with its foldable OLED display, so the perating systems are also getting ready to make use of this technology to improve smartphone experiences.
In 2018, Google officially announced the foldable support on Android phones by using its screen continuity API.
(Source: Android developers)
According to Samsung, many popular Android apps including Amazon Prime, Twitter, Facebook, MS Office, Spotify, VSCO, etc., have been optimized for the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
From now, the business should decide their mobile app development strategy in a way that the app runs seamlessly on both foldable and non-foldable devices.
Gaming and Video streaming apps can reap maximum benefits from the foldable device by simply increasing their screen size, or by offering additional controls and information.
Apps for wearables:
According to IDC, millions of wearable devices are shipped yearly. Smart wearables such as Apple Watch or Microsoft Hololens gives a glimpse of the upcoming transition of wearables very well.
In the near future, the smartphone will become the hub of a personal-area network (PAN) consisting of wearable devices, such as on-body healthcare sensors, smart jewelry, display devices (e.g. Google Glass), and a variety of sensors embedded clothes/shoes, etc., that will communicate with mobile apps to deliver information. Smart wearables will influence many areas such as sport, fitness, fashion, hobbies, healthcare, etc.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning:
AI & ML have been one of the trending technologies consistently for the last few years. Many industries such as finance & accounting, customer service, healthcare sector, etc., are integrating AI into their native apps.
According to International Data Corporation, the AI market will see revenue growth of more than $47 billion in 2020. The technology sector as a whole will employ AI in its process by 2020, including VPNs, Intelligent Apps, Cyber Security, or IoT.
The most recent and famous examples of brilliant use of AI in mobile applications are, FaceApp, Cortana, Replika, Google Assistant, etc.
Last year, Apple also welcomed Core ML 3-the latest version of its ML model framework. Google has also introduced Duplex, an AI program that can make calls and fix appointments on behalf of humans.
5G wireless service:
5G technology is not just the trend in mobile app development, but it will be of great significance in 2020 and beyond. By the end of 2020, the 5G wireless network is likely to launch, but the industry experts have already started betting high on the 5G technology even before its launch.
The 5G network is stated to be 100 times faster than the 4G network, but it is not limited to speed only, also caters to other functionalities such as data security, 3D gaming, AR, etc.
Mobile companies like Verizon, Samsung, LG are already up to launch their dedicated 5G-capable chips. So, the app developers are required to design the apps accordingly, so that the users can experience the enhanced performance.
App for IoT-enabled devices:
A network of interconnected smart gadgets is known as the Internet of Things. The IoT has become an industry itself with the passing time, with which people can control the non-IT equipment through apps.
Brands like Amazon and Google have fully utilized IoT by introducing the Echo line of devices and Google Home Voice Controller, respectively. Moreover, Google’s collaboration with Nest (Home security camera manufacturer) is an indication that the company is moving at a fast pace to use IoT.
IoT has become an essential part of people’s lives, which increases the demand for IoT gadgets, and simultaneously demand IoT-enabled apps also increases, so the developers need to build their app IoT friendly.
Accelerated Mobile Page:
AMP is a project of Google in collaboration with Twitter, which is nothing but the unadorned version of HTML to accelerate the speed of mobile pages. It enables developers to build heavy websites/web pages with high performance, fast loading speed, and lower bounce rates across all the mobile devices.
The high the AMP score, the better is the conversion rate, maximum user retention, increased UX, and reduced bounce rate.
Google has also plan to provide the mobile search box that will help in finding out the mobile-friendly websites directly. AMP holds a remarkable shift in the mobile app industry in the near future.
Enterprise Mobile Management:
Enterprise mobile management (EMM) is a technology, that uses mobile computing to streamline the businesses. It includes mobile device management, mobile application management, financial management, application wrapping and containerization, and enterprise file synchronization, sharing, and security. EMM represents the future evolution of several technologies such as mobile management, security & support technologies, etc.
Low code app development:
Low code app development requires no coding knowledge at all and significantly decreases the complexity of a development project. These platforms use is quite straightforward, the users simply have to drag and drop visual components to assemble an app. Certainly, the low code development platforms will not be the end of traditional coding but will help such enterprises, which don’t have enough budgets for outsourced development.
There are already more than a billion mobile apps are present collectively in the App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, and Amazon App Store. Still the mobile app industry will continue to expand at a rapid pace in the near future.
To stand ahead in this cut-throat competition, it is important for businesses to be with the latest trends and technologies. And for that, choosing the right mobile app development company is a must.
Coruscate is the leading mobile app development company across the globe. Coruscate guarantees you to deliver the app, that will be in line with the emerging mobile app development trends and technologies, will solve the rising backend platforms, and will provide you the microservices, combined with the new hardware capabilities, will continue to serve even after the launch of the app.
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