The world is becoming mobile and it clearly explains that adoption of mobile phones is increasing. The Smartphone users crossed 5.13 billion mark and there is no sign of slowing down. The audiences using internet is growing and thus more and more mobile apps are getting invented to satisfy the needs of the users. 2018 proved to be the great year for mobile apps and 2019 will certainly bring in much more trending apps for us.
Let us have a look at 10 hot trends of mobile app development in 2019.
Trends for Mobile App Development in 2019
1. Application Performance Management
Application performance management of Google allows better experiences in the page results for the mobile browsers. Thus it also leads to a better retention. It is likely that in 2019, the technology will be central in order to offer better app performance and better speeds. The installation way will be simplified in mobile phones in 2019. This will be the most welcomed mobile app trends 2019. The apps will be smaller than the regular apps and it will thus reduce the downloading time.
2. Accelerates Mobile Pages (AMP)
The AMP Project is a Google-run open-source initiative aiming to make the web better for all. The project enables the creation of websites and ads that are consistently fast, beautiful and high-performing across devices and distribution platforms. Publishers and advertisers can decide how to present their content and what technology vendors to use, all while maintaining and improving key performance indicators.
3. Combining Wearable and IoT
The major mobile technology trends in 2019 will be combining the wearable, IoT and location-based technology. It is proven that the wearable will be the key market penetrators in 2019. The combination of this technology will help in getting a better health and fitness experience. Moreover, if it is extended to the IoT then it can bring sensors and trackers which can provide multivariate data. At present, the wearable are more focused on health and fitness areas but combining it with location technology will offer better solutions. For example, when you visit a store, your phone will show you the best coupon which can be used at the store using Beacon based indoor location tracking technology.
4. AI and ML
Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are the emerging technologies which can offer much more in the mobile app field. AI and ML are key drivers for digital transformation today. Businesses use AI and ML to automate task executions, provide high-quality customer services and enhance customer experience using Chatbots and Virtual Assistants. This will just be the beginning as ML and AI can offer lots more to the business and consumers. Let us hope for the best and maximum from it in 2019.
5. VR and AR
Next big thing in the mobile apps world will be Virtual Reality (VR) which has already started taking shape in 2018. AR and VR are projected to generate $200 billion in revenue by 2020. Hardware in mobile phones is getting much efficient and thus the smartphone manufacturers are integrating VR and AR technologies in mobile devices. Tech companies have already started developing VR and AR based games, business and utility applications. So, you should be excited about the way the developers will be making your mobile phone experience exciting by combining the VR and AR in 2019.
6. Seamless & Secure Payments with Mobile Wallets
As payment transactions have become more flexible and seamless in 2018, it will become more secure as cryptocurrency and digital wallets continue to evolve in 2019. More systems will be established and a better and secure platform will be developed. The e-commerce is gaining popularity and thus a secure gateway is important.
7. Blockchain Technology
The blockchain is a decentralized network of nodes/computers which store data or smart contracts which cannot be altered once the transaction is executed. Hence it is considered to be the most secure network for any type of transactions today. Blockchain being a distributed ledger technology eliminates the need of a central/third-party interference which makes transactions more transparent and faster.
8. On-demand Apps
The mobile technology trends of 2019 include the on-demand apps. The on-demand apps and business models such as Airbnb, Uber are growing. This space for sure is going to be upgraded with chatbots, predictive analysis, and machine learning technologies integrated into it. It will continue to grow in the near future and bring new services for us.
9. Data Security
With the evolution of digital solutions and apps, the cybersecurity has become a major issue in the current times. Businesses of all sizes are concerned about data security. Uber declared that due to less security, the app was hacked. Facebook passed on user data without their consent. Hence there is a clear room for improvement in cybersecurity space. Hence, incorporating data security within mobile app development is a necessity. Hopefully, 2019 is the year industry leaders make it a priority.
10. Predictive Analytics
Predictive Analytics analyzes the historical data in order to improve the user experience in mobile apps. For example, Facebook, Google, and Apple use predictive analytics to present targeted ads, friend suggestions, promotions etc. based on your usage, personal and behavioral data they collect in their apps. Predictive analytics will become more effective with more data collected by the apps in 2019.
2019 will be the year of innovation in the mobile apps industry. Many emerging technologies will be used and effective implementation will be done to make our lives smoother and happier. This will be the year of creativity. So, hold your breath and enjoy the benefits mobile app technologies bring in for us in 2019.
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