MOBILE – A DIGITAL HUB AND A BRIDGE TO A PHYSICAL WORLD
With advent of mobile technology, the usage of mobile phones and mobile apps has increased drastically. Now-a-days mobile is not just a new digital hub but bridge to a physical world which not only help you connect with people around the world but also affect your digital operations or one can say “TRANSFORM YOUR ENTIRE BUSINESS”
With almost 180 billion mobile app downloads in a year, mobile app development has clearly become a top billing in the world of Information Technology with almost 15% rise in downloads and 25% rise in time spent in usage of apps years after year.
Mobile App Development sector is prospering day-by-day. Now for booking a ticket, making a photo collage and online shopping, all has become very easy with different mobile applications.
Mobile Application Development is greatly influenced by advancement in technology, for which it is very important for businesses to have a vision for the next few years so that they can be in pace with the fast changing technology and to be ahead in this competitive era.
TRENDS THAT WILL AFFECT MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT IN COMING YEARS ARE-
AR APPS WILL BRING MORE POWER-
Mobile apps with augmented reality are the future of mobile development. The reasons being-
• It enhances the customer’s engagement and interactivity, thereby improving the business brand and productivity.
• AR ensures a composite view by superimposing the user’s reality with computer generated virtual images.
AR apps will not only be limited to games and entertainment but will also be useful in education, online marketing and instant messaging.
SECURITY CAN NEVER BE COMPROMISED-
As per a Gartner prediction, 75% of mobile apps would not pass even basic security tests.
Security issues such as- Insecure data storage, data leakages, untrusted inputs etc. has to overcome by involving storage security, privacy enforcement, secure logging and information confidentiality.
ANDROID INSTANT APPS-
Android Instant Apps will let user experience immersive apps without installing them on their devices. All you need is a high speed internet connection to search and use the app without even installing it.
This will not only help in saving user’s time but also provide the ease of access as user do not have to go to the entire process of downloading the app and then installing it. With a simple click user can have access to the app features.
INTERNET OF THINGS-
Internet of Things is all about connecting one device to another. Everything in the world of technology is connected through Internet of Things. It has grown exponentially with smart devices and wearable that keeps adding to the list. In the coming years, it is expected to expand to its full potential. The world will come even closer as IoT takes the center stage. As the demand grows, app developers will need to extend their focus from smart phones to smart devices.
RISE OF M-COMMERCE-
The increasing adoption of electronic commerce has provided a strong foundation for M-Commerce. People these days prefer to make purchase through Google Wallet and Apple Pay instead of using Credit/Debit cards.
M-Commerce payment facility along with wearable devices is likely to reach heights in coming years.
CLOUD COMPUTING APPS-
The trend of Cloud Computing apps has a very important role to play in mobile app development sector. Today, cloud computing has finally found its place with mobile apps. Now, we can expect powerful mobile apps which occupy minimum space in our smart phones and can also directly fetch data from cloud.