Twenty seventeen just like the previous few years was a great year for mobile app development. Lots of companies have now realized that mobile apps are a great investment and are necessary. Mobile provides the best way to meet customer demands and increase sales. Mobile Apps provide you with enough data to know customer behavior and to understand which goods or services have the highest demand. This helps you meet demand and understand your customers better. The number of apps downloaded increases every New Year with mobile development being one of the fastest growing niches. So what does 2018 look like as far as app development is concerned?
Here are some of the mobile app development trends 2018
1. Internet of things:
The idea of a smart home or smart health is on the rise. Apps that help solve problems in health, education, wholesale services, home buying and selling and automotive industries are on the rise. People are now enjoying buying goods and services from home. Apps that help in online deliveries of these goods have quite grown in 2017. Analytics predict that internet of things will grow at a rate of 33% per 2018. The growth will directly impact the mobile app trends as internet of things devices are controlled by phones.
2. Increased mobile pages:
Since Google introduced the AMP project, loading of pages on mobile has improved. You can now see pages loading faster. Google has also declared to provide isolated search index for mobile web. With this, mobile app development has just begun. Accelerated or Increased mobile pages will help apps load faster and create a larger room for app downloads and increased visitors.
3. On-Demand Apps:
On demand apps are popular these days because they make our lives easier. They are convenient to use anywhere and help with the little things that take much of our time. Such apps include services such as cleaning services, laundry services taxi services and food delivery. These apps provide timely services, convenience and easy payments.
4. Mobile payments:
Online shopping creates customer engagement. Customers don’t need to carry credit cards thanks to these apps.
5. Increased Virtual reality apps and augmented reality:
Virtual reality apps have gone beyond gaming and entertainment. They help in the detailed presentation of products including 3D vision of products. They can also now be used to train employees in a high tech way thus increasing productivity.
6. Cloud-based apps:
Mobile App Developers are now designing apps with increased cloud technology. It is easier and quicker to use data without impacting on your phone internal memory. This is a trend that will continue to grow not only in 2018 but also in the future years to come.
7. App security:
Security of a phone is very important. It helps in making sure that personal data is not hacked into. Apps with in-built security features are making a big difference in the app development industry. The developers are and will be working to ensure that the safety of their apps is guaranteed.