It is incredible, but true, that currently 2.1 billion people around the world own a smartphone and use it about 200 times a day, interacting with different types of applications. It’s amazing how mobile apps have captured every aspect of our lives.
Accelerated Mobile Web Pages (AMP) are changing the web application landscape
Google started the AMP project almost a year ago. Recently, Google also announced that there will be a separate search index for the mobile web. This completely changes the trends of the mobile web, especially from an SEO perspective. Google Amp compatible web apps will load much faster on mobile devices and reduce bounce rates by large amounts. It will also benefit publishers with higher ad visibility and more visitors.
The magic of AR and VR
Augmented reality and virtual reality applications will be the new trend in the world of mobile applications. Mobile app developers for Android and iPhone have already been working on virtual reality apps that serve the entertainment industry. PokemonGo is a permanent example of the success of this type of application. Although virtual reality is not expected to catch on so soon, augmented reality is already taking off in the world of mobile applications.
Artificial intelligence is real
There is going to be a significant increase in investment in artificial intelligence in the near future. By using advanced analytics, cognitive interfaces in complex systems, and machine learning technologies, AI will be able to provide access to valuable information about companies that has never been available before.
Cloud-powered mobile apps
Cloud-powered technologies are influencing the way mobile applications are developed and used. Today, cloud computing has been heavily routed in the world of mobile applications. It makes mobile applications more accessible from anywhere and at any time, without placing a lot of load on phone memory or space because these applications get their inputs directly from the cloud.
Business applications and micro-applications
The main purpose of the business mobile app is to help you restructure and optimize your business processes. On the other hand, a micro-app is meant to be sufficient only for a specific function. Both types of applications are crucial to the success of companies in today’s world.
Security is of the utmost importance in this highly connected world. According to a Gartner study, nearly 75% of applications fail even basic security tests. This includes a number of functions such as login methods, access to external storage, etc. It can be easy for hackers to exploit this, if security is not properly thought about during the development phases.
As more and more shoppers move from the web to the mobile, business trends are shifting from the web to the mobile domain. Even mobile payments make things easier for customers.
Other developments in the mobile domain include the rise of wearable devices and the IoT. Mobile app development for Android and iPhone is undergoing a transformation from traditional core apps to apps that can do much more.