2017 saw a tremendous transformation when it comes to the domain of mobile application and technology. It took a giant leap in terms of customer experience. With tech leaders like Google and Apple looking to get broader application references with latest devices and utility scope, we have seen great changes made in AI, VR and AT which are interpreted into the real-time application of mobile solutions.
As the year draws to its end, there are different technological trends that are emerging in the market which will leave a great impact in the year 2018 in the mobile technology. There are prominent ones which explore future prospects and caters the requirements of the user with innovative and newer offerings, proposing great opportunities for any mobile app development company looking to earn profits in these changing times.
Expect more of IoT and Wearables to hit the market
Internet of Things (IoT) has made its headway in people’s lives and is currently used in a variety of forms in different segments. It has penetrated in extensive fashion especially in the home automation segment in recent years. If we talk about Wearables, there are many examples which evidently showcase how swiftly they are growing in the market and people’s lives. It is not a particular realm or a segment, but it is present virtually everywhere in the form of smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness bands and Bluetooth earbuds. With many innovators and industry experts in manufacturing taking wearables as a perspective segment of exploration and exploitation of the technology, they are thinking of making major strides in the field. It is the most profitable thing after smartphone. At present over 25,000 apps are present in the domain of wellness and fitness category in various app stores such as Android Play Store and Apple App Store and the numbers are expected to grow tremendously in 2018. It brings a great opportunity for growth of technology, especially for the forward-looking businesses.
On-demand applications are now very popular. They make our lives easier and more convenient, and we can use them from anywhere.
• Cleaning services
• Laundry services
• Beauty services
• Food delivery
• Taxi services
Why these apps are so popular:
• Availability of nearby services
• Timely services
• Easy Payments
Android Instant Apps
Android Instant Apps – native apps that function like websites, can attract more people with their convenience. Android Instant Apps don’t require installation, all borders are removed between app and website.
• You can have all the advantages of your app within your site, with only one click.
• Access apps from anywhere without installing on the device
• Run Android apps as seamlessly as loading a web page
• Compatible with all the Android versions from Jelly Bean to current
• Easy to share
• Save space on your smartphone, no unwanted app downloading
Hybrid apps getting over Native apps
App technology is every expanding domain which provides more resourcefulness as well as compliant towards evolved business requirements and commitments. It is currently taking a route which is flexible enough to prove to be more valid as well as coherent in its various offerings along with cost-effective integrations as well as compliances which are flexible.
Businesses are now moving towards more comprehensive options and showing keen interest towards hybrids mobile applications. Irrespective of the domain, type or even size of the business, one can certainly see that most of the hybrid apps are present on all the platforms, and this is due to the fact that any mobile app development company looking for getting significant market share, is going for hybrid app development which is not only easy but has affordable access. With getting the right skills required for web app development, one can easily develop hybrid apps catering the growing demand for such apps.
Another great trend that we should expect in the upcoming year is related to the lazy loading technology.
The thing is that the images that load for too long prevent the user from opening the whole article. It takes time to load the page, and users leave not willing to spend too much time on the page waiting.
As a result, the bounce rate grows, and the conversion rates drop. So, to prevent this, technology gurus have decided to implement the lazy loading which basically means that images only load when their turn on the page comes. Otherwise, they do not overload the page. Quite smart, don’t you think?
Mobile app development is in its prime at the time being. And it is important to keep up with the latest trends in order to deliver the topical product to your end user.