In recent years smart phones have become an extension of our very being; so is the expansion of mobile application in digital world. Mobiles have become patched up in our personal and professional lives.
Apps for booking cabs, shopping, or ordering food have been making our life simple and easier every day. It also helps in generating enormous profit for software industry. According to statistics, by 2020 mobile applications will generate 188.9 billion U.S. dollars in revenues via app stores and in-app advertising.
Here are some of the trends for the year 2019 in mobile applications.
IoT (Internet of things) with Mobile app
“Smart Device” is the comparative term for IoT. It is so called because it is made up of devices that connect to the internet and share data with each other. Now a huge number of devices that we use in our household are internet-connected including washing machines, robotic vacuum cleaners, door locks, security camera and other devices.
In recent years IoT is growing rapidly. Software companies have started to leverage the advantage of IoT in variety of devices using smart phones. IoT in mobile app development is going to be significant and is making way for more classy mobile apps which will accelerate workflow, trim down expenses and improve cyber security.
AR/VR in Mobile Application
Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) has been around for more than 30 years. These technologies found their initial applications in the military aircraft arena, flight simulations. Now it has been covered up in entertainment and gaming industry.
AR applications in smartphones are now becoming a validate implementation in gaming industry (for example Pokémon Go). Companies like Snapchat and Facebook have found entertaining ways to use AR on social media platforms. It helps to promote their campaigns and target their customers in a more effective manner through mobile apps which lead to revenue generation. Virtual reality is a lot more mature than the existing augmented reality market. 360 degree cameras, 3D sensing capabilities in smartphones make virtual reality experiences and give new avenues into our lives.
Chatbots define an effective self-service framework which provides the users or customers with personalized responses to their queries in real-time. In the last few years Chatbots improved the functionality of mobile apps. AI embedded in Chatbots is another crux in the world of technology. It learns from conversation, handle complex queries and deliver accurate results. The interface increases user engagement and is capable in delivering accurate information.
AI & ML
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in mobile application is a trending execution in software industry. AI deals with that branch of science and exhibits the same level of intelligence, smartness, articulation and artistic traits as humans. ML is a part of AI which fulfills the objective of learning and training the programs that will be capable of taking decisions.
Now people want their experience to be totally personalized. So now AI and ML in mobile applications transform apps into apps of your users’ dream. Best model for machine learning app is Netflix. ML algorithms at Netflix learn from a user’s actions. It understands and makes recommendation based on user experience.
Customers and users look forward to seeing AI and machine learning redefine the mobile app development process in the coming years.
Smart watch (wearable) with Mobile App
In the area of personal health management, wearable devices like smart watches show a progressive track in software industry. Providing personalized and accurate information in smartphones about calories burnt, heart rate, blood pressure etc. makes users to focus on health management. In the coming years, there will be a significant rise in the number of healthcare apps and wearable technology. It is more cost-effective and affordable.
Mobile payments like Paytm and Google Pay have hit the trends in technology. Earlier the mode of payment switched from cash to cards and now the trend is moving towards mobile pay. Execution of apps like Apple Pay can progress in the adoption of mobile commerce and consumer preference for m-wallets.
Block chain technology has hit industries like retail, financial services, and healthcare, in particular. Security and transparency in all types of digital transactions made block chain adoption quickly in the financial services industry. Decentralized storage of data, records free of breaches etc. make the users to look forward to leveraging block chain in building their mobile apps.