Mobile App Development Trends
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Is Changing Web App Landscape:
It’s been a year since Google has started the AMP Project. Apart from that, recently Google has announced that there will be a separate search index for mobile web. This revolutionary step changes the Mobile app development trends completely especially from SEO and Web app perspective.
If you are a little aware of modern mobile app development trends, then Augmented Reality(AR) and Virtual Reality(VR) apps are nothing new to you. In 2016, AR & VR have been revolutionary in gaming and entertainment industry. Games like Pokemon Go, iOnRoad, Sky Siege and myNav are bright examples of AR games whereas, VR devices like Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift are gaining popularity.
Artificial Intelligence Is Real Now
Gartner found, there will be a more than 300% increase in investment on artificial intelligence next year compared to 2016. Through the use of advanced analytics, cognitive interfaces into complex systems, and machine learning techs, AI will provide business users access to powerful insights never before available to them.
Due to these advantages, big bees like Google, IBM, eBay, Facebook have started acquiring startups those who are adept in Artificial Intelligence. This graph will tell you more.
Cloud Driven Mobile Apps Are On Rise
From customers to the tech professionals, everyone has heard about the cloud technology and how it’s impacting our collective lives. Today, cloud computing has finally found it’s place with mobile apps. Now, we can expect powerful mobile apps which directly fetch data from cloud and take minimum space in your smartphone internal memory.
Google Drive, Dropbox, & OneDrive are only the tip of the iceberg. A Cisco research says– Globally, cloud apps will drive 90% of total mobile data traffic by 2019, and Mobile cloud traffic will be 11-fold with compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60%.
Enterprise Apps & Micro-apps Will Advance Further
The Prime goal of an enterprise mobile application is to help you restructure, streamline and manage crucial business processes on the go. Whereas, A micro-app aims to suffice very targeted operations and takes less load. However, both are successfully accomplishing their endeavors and are expected to continue further.
More Focus On Security In Apps
As per a Gartner prediction, 75% of mobile apps would not pass even basic security tests. In support, a HP study states that 70.6% apps can access to external storage and 94.7% apps include logging methods. These surveys majorly indicates the following concerns:
Wearable Devices Are Getting Attention
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the market for wearable devices are going to experience a composite annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, leading to 213.6 million units shipped in 2020. We saw some amazing wearable devices this year like Apple Watch Series 1, Google Daydream View, Pebble 2, Xiaomi Mi Band 2, Fitbit Flex 2 and more.
Beacons & Location Based Services Are On Rise
Integrated location-based service applications like Apple’s iBeacons and Google Beacon are popular. Wi-Fi usage will no longer be limited to hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and in health-care. The usage of applications with Wi-Fi support is going to rise beyond these traditional requirements will help people with relevant location-based information.
Swift Is Much Swifter Now:
Swift is the next-gen programming language for iOS developers. Most of the mobile-app developers confirm that it is much easier than Objective – C. Although Swift isn’t going to replace Objective-C any time soon, however, it will gain a lot of attention in 2017 . With the release of Swift 2 which offers a host of new, developer-friendly features, this new programming language is certainly to stay.