The rise of 5G networks and smartphones that can support the medium proves to be one of the best things that can happen in the mobile app development industry. Although the advent of 5G is imminent, what other app development trends are out there for this year? Read on to find out.
1. Machine Learning
Siri and the “Hey, Google!” feature are just some of the things that make use of machine learning. It is an AI-powered system that allows the program to provide personalized suggestions for the betterment of the end-user. Machine learning is just going to be improved from here on out and has been slowly inching its way into more modern apps.
2. Accelerated Mobile Pages
In 2016, Google has announced that it will be penalizing slow-loading websites, among other things. This prompts mobile app developers to ensure that their applications load fast as well through the Application Performance Management technology. This technology revolves around inculcating fast loading pages within the app development framework, allowing app developers to provide a much better user experience.
3. Increase in Demand for Wearable Gadgets
Apple Watch has paved the way for wearable gadgets to be created. Although not a lot of people can afford the said product, there are some companies that have created their own- centering towards affordability above everything else. Because of this, wearable devices have become quite abundant which tells you that app developers should take advantage of this and create mobile applications that will further the utilization of such devices.
4. Chatbots Are Going to Be Important
There is no doubt that chatbots are going to be implemented in just about every industry imaginable. That being said, its integration is actually going to be easy as developers would just have to utilize artificial intelligence to create such mechanisms- alleviating the need for intricate coding on their end.
5. The Introduction of New Payment Gateways
Mobile wallets are actually not a new thing and it has been around for quite some time now. The thing that deters people from using it as their main method of payment is security, which is something that app development companies are looking to strengthen from here on out.
Expect to see more and more people using mobile applications to shop online, simply because it is convenient and such apps already have their app security bolstered.
6. Investment in Cloud Integration
Mobile app developers want people to continuously use their apps over anything else. That being said, one way to do that would be to utilize cloud computing technology as it helps solve problems such as storage and loading constraints, as well as problems with hosting.
7. The Rise of Instant Applications
People demand a better overall user experience, which is why instant applications are now a thing. They are basically native apps that are much smaller in size and that they no longer require installation for people to use. It is much more user-friendly and its small footprint makes it more appealing for the mass consumer market than a regular application.
8. Using Predictive Analytics to Improve the User Experience
On the topic of bettering the user experience, predictive analytics can be utilized by mobile app developers to enhance the customer’s use of the application in a way that increases user retention.