With apps being developed all over the world, new trends are emerging every now and then. As an android application developer, you need to know what’s hot and what’s not right now and ensure that you are aware of developments and trends that are setting the world abuzz. After all, only if you are aware of what is trending can you gauge what feature in your app will be well received and what might face flak and work on remedying that right away. We bring to you the latest android application development trends in this blog; read on to learn more.
#1 Virtual Reality is making waves in a lot of fields today
Virtual reality and augmented reality are being used increasingly in every field to improve customer experience and this is nothing new to apps especially games. But today, they are being used in normal apps too! VR has been in for some time with Google Cardboard and other such devices and we are sure that AR is going to rule the roost this year. Join the AR bandwagon and see how you can use it for your mobile app to become popular instantly!
#2 Cloud Computing is stronger than ever
The buzz around cloud computing has been there for quite some time now and it is here to stay. With Giants using Cloud computing and cloud platforms such as Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox being very popular today; cloud based apps are set to draw more traffic than ever. In fact, research states that cloud based apps are set to grow by about 60% annually. With the focus being cloud driven apps, why not consider this for your app?
#3 Security is a big concern for app development
App security is being looked at very carefully as most apps fail even basic security tests and this has been the focus since the last year. App security is a major concern as it can harm personal data, can cause leaks of financial information and in some cases even cause harm to your health. The last one is true for health and fitness apps and this is why security is a major problem when it comes to apps. Google is already working on improving Android OS’s security and safety and with Instant Apps; security is going to be tighter than ever.
#4 Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMPs – Faster is always better
Faster is better and everyone is looking for web pages that load faster and apps that work quicker. With Google’s AMP, the focus is on a separate index for mobile web and this ensures faster apps. Any app that is supported by this stunning feature is thus going to be faster and this is sure to win users’ whole hearted approval! Look this interesting feature up and see if you can incorporate it for your android apps.
#5 Enterprise Focus
With businesses increasingly using apps for their internal purposes too, enterprise apps would be the focus this year as they are used to streamline operations and processes inside the organization. Micro apps too are being used to focus on a single task and get it done efficiently. Chat apps would fall under this category while enterprise apps are those that help teams collaborate, interact and work together.
#6 Wearable Devices are becoming increasingly popular
While you might think that this is something that is already there, we see a lot of new apps and technology being specifically developed for wearable devices and they are as popular as ever. Every major brand is coming up with its own wearable gear and this in itself speaks volumes of the importance of these apps.
#7 Internet of Things (IoT) is not in its nascent stages now, it is evolving
Cloud platforms and the need to integrate electronic devices have led to the evolution of IoT and every device is being connected today. IoT is so popular that it is being used in buildings and residential communities too and since IoT devices are controlled using mobile phones, this will impact mobile app development trends in the near future.
We’ve brought to you some of the interesting app development trends that we think are going to stay and influence mobile app development in the near future. Watch this space for more such interesting information on mobile app development