The years 2019 & 2020 saw unprecedented growth in Mobile App development. By our estimate, mobile app development will be the top area in the year 2021. However, are you aware of these trends? If not, you are at risk of losing out to your competitors, who are already doubling down on incorporating these trends into their mobile apps. Every business or brand wants to roll out a mobile app and is hiring a mobile app development company.
According to Statista, in 2021, over 140 billion mobile apps will be downloaded from both the App Store and Google Play store.
The data indicate the growing popularity and acceptance of mobile apps and are a requirement for a business today. In this blog, we will talk about a few areas or trends that you, as a business, must keep in mind so that you do not miss business growth. Ready or not, here we go with them!
#1. Internet of Things (IoT)
It is wonderful to have your assistant help you with mundane tasks. The growing mobile penetration and desire to integrate technology with every aspect of our lives has led to the prevalence of seamless integration and inter-connectedness of devices with the internet. As per the recent report by Global Data, 60% of the $220bn IoT market will come from software such as mobile apps.
Now, you can switch on your Air Conditioner, even before you reach your home, by accessing it on your mobile phone. The Smart House is probably the best example of that. With a swipe of your finger, you can control or access your house.
#2. Mobile e-Commerce
Though it is not exactly the latest trend; however, we feel it would see lots of improvement this year, and we felt we must discuss it in this blog. Today over 72.9% of the online purchases are done over mobile phones; no surprise that the e-commerce giants, SMEs, luxury brands, Personal brands are trying to edge past each other to reach the market.
Therefore, if you are running an e-commerce business, hire a top Mobile development company because you may not fully understand the Mobile app development process.
#3. Cloud-Based Apps
Cloud services have revolutionized the development process for everyone. From massive savings to portability, you can harness the cloud potential to grow your business. Cloud offers a virtual storage and access facility. It means that now you do not have to download the app on your mobile phones. You can access the mobile app from the cloud. An added advantage of Cloud-based apps is that you have to create one app for iOS and Android platforms, saving you development costs.
#4. Smart Wearable
If you are in a business, which sees potential in Smart Wearable technology, you better hustle to integrate the key potentialities of your smart wearable app with mobile. Just consider the fitness industry. People want to keep an eye on their health data, steps taken, etc. They wear bands or even have mobile applications to measure and monitor their health. As per www.businesswire.com, the market for Smart Wearable will increase by almost 20% in the next five years.
#5. Enterprise Mobile Apps
More and more businesses are investing in creating a customized mobile app for themselves. An enterprise mobile app gives you access to analytics and data on the go. We are not suggesting that the desktop applications will become passé. We feel that a business can gain an advantage by incorporating the mobile app along with the desktop apply to enhance work productivity and reduce costs.
#6 Decentralized Apps (DApps)
The blockchain platform is not ideal just for financial transactions. You can harness the salient features of the Blockchain platform to get a customized application for your business. You get robust security on the Blockchain platform, which keeps your data safe and secure. The decentralized feature of the platform ensures complete transparency and track of all the transactions.
#7 Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Apple Inc. is leading the race to utilize Machine Learning and AI technologies in its products. We are sure that you must have used ‘Siri’ or ‘Alexa’ to search for something or asked a query. There are rapid advancements in mobile app development, which will allow for incorporating more nuanced and enhanced features in mobile apps. There are camera-based apps with smart recognition features which are in use today.
#8 On-demand Apps
If you have ever ordered a ride on Uber or a snack on Zomato, you have already used an On-demand mobile app. In the future, you will see a whole bouquet of services that are ordered using their custom-built mobile application. Whether it’s yoga or a Salsa class, people are increasingly getting comfortable with online training. So, if you are in the Services business, you must have a customized mobile-based application, in addition to the standard website.
#9 5G Technology
Beyond the 4G technology, mobile network companies have already rolled out 5G technology that offers high-speed internet access to their customers. Even the mobile phone companies are offering 5G compatible smartphones. The future of the internet is a 5G network. The mobile apps that are developed must be 5G compatible to offer a seamless experience to the users.
#10 Beacon Technology
Proximity Marketing will become the norm in the future. Businesses will market their product to the customers passing by their business. The technology relies on accessing the Bluetooth functionality of mobile phones to alert the customers about special discounts or flash sales.
We feel that for any business to stay relevant and grow, it is imperative to be aware of the future mobile app technology trends. We also understand that your business requires your constant attention, which is why we suggest that you rely on the expertise of a Mobile Application Development Company to help you breach the frontier of growth for your business. Now, there are many Mobile Application Development Companies in India. We suggest you hire one, which has over a decade of experience working with international clients. Do keep in mind to ask how many projects they have successfully delivered in the past five years and their industry footprint.
We hope that we could provide you with value with this read. We constantly strive to inform you about the latest in app development technology and process. Your feedback is our fuel. Do leave your comments about this blog. We will appreciate it that you share this blog with someone who cares about technology as much as you and we do.