The year 2016 observed the mobile app industry touching newer heights. From gaming industry to the entertainment industry, from online shopping to the banking sector, everywhere mobile apps are highly in use. Most of the companies are using the mobile apps to directly connect with their target customers. To fulfill such an immense demand of the Android and iOS apps, the mobile app development companies have come up with various latest technologies and robust app solutions. After seeing so much commotion in the mobile app industry in 2016, its time to discuss the latest trends in mobile application development for upcoming new year.
1. Internet of Thing (IoT) Related Apps Will Lead
In 2016, the number of connected gadgets reached to approx 6.4 billion. It means IoT is shaping the mobile app development future trend. Basically, each IoT solution requires a specific application, which allows the users to manage their smart devices efficiently. Mostly, IoT solutions are needed to integrate with the third-party devices and services to make it perform well. Along with the innovative Internet of Things solutions, the developers need to focus on security factor also. If an app is not secure, the data can be easily hacked, which result in app failure.
2. Messengers Continue to Develop
Messengers remain highly in mobile development trend for this year. The companies are considering this as one of the effective methods to connect with their target audience. As the mobile users prefer to use more messengers and social media apps on their mobile devices, the companies are coming with various quality mobile apps to increase their brand visibility, connect with potential customers and interact with them through WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc. This is a major reason why messengers have become revolutionary trends in mobile business app development.
3. Enhance Demand For Micro & Hybrid Enterprise Mobile Apps
Eventually, most of the companies use various devices for the existing enterprise software such as CRMs, ERPs, etc., which are aimed to enhanced the productivity. But, somehow it slows down the employee performance. Considering this, the companies have started using the enterprise solutions on the smartphones, tablets, and other wearables. This immense use of the mobile apps has increased the demand for mobile developers. To fulfill this huge demand, the developers have started using the no-code and low-code dev tools. Now, it has become a major trend in mobile app development. The developers are focusing more on building one task micro apps (small UI-centered programs), which enable the users to access a certain function of an enterprise solution on a smartphone. Moreover, the companies are preferring to use Hybrid apps as an enterprise solution more because it reduces the app development costs and project lifespans.
4. Android Apps Development Will Be More
Although, in this year, the iOS mobile app development is highly in demand, but the revenue gap between the Google Play and App Store has created big arguments. Now, it is expected that Android app development will be higher in demand for the upcoming years. This happens because of the high demand for the mobile applications need for building a brand awareness and customer loyalty, as well as due to the new emerging markets that dominated by Android which results in 18.4% growth in smartphone sales.
Considering the huge demand for the mobile app development, great expansion and growth are expected in the upcoming years, for the mobile app development industry. With numerous app monetization strategies and increased usage of the smart gadgets, apps have become a major platform for customer acquisition.