Mobile Application Development Trends To Stay In 2018

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Smartphones have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. Waking up with a morning alarm,  using Whatsapp,  listening to music, reading  News, watching YouTube videos, checking mails, updating project status and so on, everything is seamlessly executed from our mobile devices. Currently 2.1 Billion people worldwide owns a Smartphone and according to latest report Says-

Adults aged 25 plus use their phone about 264 times a day, including texts and calling . For people aged 15-24, the number is 387 times every day. If average sleeping time for this age group is taken 10 hours, this equates to some sort of Smartphone activity every other minute.

This is unbelievable yet true. Hence, use of Smartphone and mobile apps is not going to get reduced in 2017 anyways. Only the mobile app trends might show new colors.  In this blog post, we are going to discuss about the current mobile app development trends that are going to stay in 2018 too.

1) AMP Is Changing Web App Landscape:

It’s been a year since Google has started the AMP Project.  Apart from that, recently Google has announced that there will be a separate search index for mobile web. This revolutionary step changes the Mobile app development trends completely especially from SEO and Web app perspective.

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Google AMP supported web apps will load much faster on mobile devices and reduce bounce rate in large number. It will also benefit publishers with increased ad visibility and more visitors. Hence, this advanced technology will certainly be on the list of mobile app development trends in the coming year.

2) Artificial Intelligence Is Real Now

Gartner found, there will be a more than 300% increase in investment on artificial intelligence next year compared to 2017. Through the use of advanced analytics, cognitive interfaces into complex systems, and machine learning techs, AI will provide business users access to powerful insights never before available to them.

For the advantages of Ai, big bees like Google, IBM, eBay, Facebook have started acquiring startups those who are adept in Artificial Intelligence.

3) AR & VR Will Show Some Magic

If you are a little aware of modern mobile app development trends, then Augmented Reality(AR) and Virtual Reality(VR) apps are nothing new to you. In 2017, AR & VR  have been revolutionary in gaming and entertainment industry. Games like Pokemon Go, iOnRoad, Sky Siege and myNav  are bright examples of AR games whereas,  VR devices like Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift are gaining popularity.

According to a research from Digi-Capital, here is the expected market for AR & VR software in upcoming years:

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Although it is not expected that VR will show a rapid growth, however, AR  application development will certainly run towards it’s peak by the time 2017 ends. Therefore, tighten your seat belts for some AR & VR magic in the coming year.

4) Cloud Driven Mobile Apps Are On Rise

From customers to the tech professionals, everyone has heard about the cloud technology and how it’s impacting our collective lives. Today, cloud computing has finally found it’s place with mobile apps. Now, we can expect powerful mobile apps which directly fetch data from cloud and take minimum space in your smartphone internal memory.

Google Drive, Dropbox, & OneDrive  are only the tip of the iceberg. A Cisco research says– Globally, cloud apps will drive 90% of total mobile data traffic by 2019, and Mobile cloud traffic will be 11-fold with compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60%.

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Enterprise Apps & Micro-apps Will Advance Further

The Prime goal of an enterprise mobile application is to help you restructure, streamline and manage crucial business processes on the go. Whereas, A micro-app aims to suffice very targeted operations and takes less load. However, both are successfully accomplishing their endeavors and are expected to continue further.

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An example of enterprise mobile apps can be the Evernote through which your teams can collaborate on projects from their mobile devices. On the other hand, Facebook messenger or to-do list app are good examples of micro-apps that concentrates on only one task.

An Adobe study says 77% business owners found enterprise apps advantageous & 66% are increasing their investment further. Also 430 billion enterprise app market is expected by 2021. Moreover, micro-apps with features like lightweight, targeted, HTML & adhoc based, are rising these days. Hence, these mobile app development trends are expected to stay constant in 2018.