Technology is growing rapidly, and by providing smart solutions to our needs it is disrupting our lives. Events that used to be science fiction are now a reality. Technology has progressed exponentially from the invention of the desktop computer to smartphones, and now the rise of technologies such as AI and IoT. Mobile technology is one of the technology’s fastest-growing areas. More than 80% of Americans own a device as of February 2019, and the number of users is rising daily. Companies harness the power of technology to reshape their life, particularly the mobile app industry.
Each company needs to integrate the new mobile app development innovations in order to achieve maximum growth and sustainability. It is anticipated that the global app development market would grow to $6.3 trillion by 2021 and that smartphones would produce $935.2 trillion in sales by 2023. Mobile apps improve user experience by rendering it simple, convenient and painless.
Recent trends in the development of mobile apps in 2020
When people move to mobile phones, new trends will arise. New developments will be seen in the mobile app market in the coming years. Here are some of the trends predicted to be seen in 2020:
AI makes apps smarter
AI is certainly the best tool to render phones smarter. We already have digital assistants, such as Siri and Alexa, who can execute those functions on voice commands, but there is still a lot of scopes where Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used as a powerful tool and can be combined into smartphone apps to make them much smarter. For example, automated learning of machines, chips enabled by AI, etc.
Android Instant Apps
The user experience of smartphones has been great ever since Google introduced Instant Smartphones in 2016. Mobile apps work as a platform and offer a variety of services to keep people with various devices. For many apps, they act as a demo and can be accessed without downloading them. These are, in a nutshell, smaller in size, provide online functionality, have outstanding user experience, and do not use computer power.
IoT adoption in Healthcare
Mobile apps that are connected with the Internet of Things (IoT) can be used to manage people, provide them with tips for treatment and help keep track of their wellbeing. The need for the hour is real-time safety tracking via mobile apps and it can be done via IoT. Not only will it save time, it will also increase security.
Wearable devices are dominant
Wearable devices like smartwatches, fitness bands, wellness trackers or smart rings have modified our way of using smart devices entirely. By 2019, wearable devices produced $33.78 billion in revenue. Such apps can be combined with iPhones, and by the end of 2020, they will become more autonomous. We will see greater use of fitness trackers and reduced dependency on smartphones for wearable devices.
Blockchain use in mobile apps
Every day we hear about security issues infringing records. The personal data are on the edge of being abused at all stages. In this case, blockchain-based apps can be a savior as Blockchain is a distributed ledger and uses a cryptographic layer to ensure data security. Some Blockchain apps are on the market, but in 2020 we’ll see them dominating the mobile app industry.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
It is not an easy task to create and maintain a website with strong architecture. But using a stripped-down HTML version, i.e. AMP can be done easily, which can increase the development of web websites. To achieve high efficiency on mobile devices, AMP helps developers to create large websites and pages with fast loading times and lower bounce levels.
Prominent computing of the edge
Practices of data processing such as computer computation and storage can be brought closer to where it is required. Energy and energy will be preserved. The importance of such practices would enable the collection of more data and improved storage together with better data analytics.
5G Wireless Services Affect
Upon reading 5 G, the first thing that pops up in our heads is pace. We may see 5 G networks in the market by the end of 2020, but the app development sector will be disrupted to a greater degree. 5 G would bring several other technologies including data security, 3D graphics, augmented reality and much more in addition to the high speed.
App developers will have to build the applications in such a manner that they fulfill the required specifications with such high expectations and facilities.
The emergence of Beacon technology
Bluetooth technology is used by a Beacon to transmit signals. It is a vital technology for the development of mobile apps that are used in museums, hotels, hospitals, etc. In location tracking and proximity marketing, they are portable, simple to use and pretty effective. Once combined with IoT, they have a wide range of applications, including mobile payment beacons, AI-enabled sensors, automated machine learning algorithms, and beacon treasure hunting.
Application Performance Management (APM)
Until 2016, it was a real struggle to get rid of the factors that slowed down system performance. But it got easier with the launch of APM in Google in 2016. Application Performance management is basically smartphone indicators that improve the app’s overall performance. And it seems to be a good enough reason why it is commonly used by the developers for the device testing process as a resource for quality assurance.
Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM)
Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) is a system or mechanism that facilitates and streamlines in a secure environment all mobile devices used by a company. Enterprise Mobile Computing enables users to share knowledge across mobile devices among themselves, thus through productivity at work. This provides security for the device, handles operations, and supports the app.
With all these developments in mobile app growth, the app development industry will continue to expand in 2020. New technology brings new opportunities with it, so embracing it easily is challenging, but the same can be made easier by knowing these patterns, i.e. what might come out of the box so that you can get prepared accordingly. Since you are conscious of the developments that will come your way in 2020, you are not going to face any difficulty with them.
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