A Glimpse of Latest Mobile Application Development Trends
Let’s face it, the tech landscape has transformed tremendously in the past couple of years and ‘Mobile has become the new tech frontier of the upcoming generation. According to a rough statistic, the number of smart phone users in 2016 was around 4.65 billion, which is predicted to reach 4.85 billion in 2017. With the adoption of smart phones continuing to grow at an extraordinary pace, it’s certain that companies are looking for ways to enter the race to build powerful mobile apps. This year and beyond, there’s going to be a huge opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive and benefit from mobile apps. As a result, all businesses today, regardless of their type or size, are focusing on building robust mobile apps to keep pace with the emerging technologies.
Presently, more than hundreds of mobile apps are launched every day in the App stores (both Android & iOS) – that are fueling the tech revolution and reshaping the world. While Google Play has more than 2.2 million apps, Apple Store has over 2 million apps, this trend is likely to increase in years to come. According to Gartner, over 268 billion downloads would generate $77 billion in 2017, if not more. In short, the mobile app market is growing faster than a beanstalk and there is no stopping it. Want to know what trends will dominate the mobile development sector in 2017? Then read on.
Here are some of the trends that will determine the future of Mobile App Development in 2017 and beyond.
Cloud-Based Mobile Apps Will Rise
The significant impact of cloud-based technology on mobile app development cannot be overlooked. From tech professionals to normal customers, everyone is aware of this technology and its effect on our lives. It’s a well-known fact that cloud technology has found its rightful place in mobile applications. In 2017, we will witness much of mobile cloud adoption and cloud-based applications. More and more apps will be increasingly developed, delivered and managed on cloud platforms. Some common examples of cloud-based data storage services are Google Drive, Drop box, and One Drive.
Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR & AR) Will Steal the Show
Even the ones who don’t know much about the mobile app development trends are well aware of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Last year, VR and AR technologies revolutionized the gaming and entertainment industry with games like Sky Siege, Pokemon Go, myNav, and iOnRoad. Also, we have seen several VR devices stealing the show in 2016 such as Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and much more. In the coming years, Virtual and Augmented Reality will no longer be limited to games and entertainment as developers are actively applying these new technologies for travel apps, live streaming, and even treating phobias and psychological disorders.
Wearables Will Go Mainstream
With each day passing, mobile app developers are upping the ante when it comes to creating distinctive, smart, and user-friendly Wearable apps. Thanks to the Apple Watch, Samsung Gear, and Google Glasses, wearables are becoming hot commodities in the tech world. This opens up new opportunities for app developers, vendors, and accessory makers to include advanced features in mobile apps, going ahead. In short, wearable devices connected will influence the next generation of mobile app development strategies.
As you can see, the explosive growth of the mobile app market is not stopping anytime soon. 2017 promises to be a wonderful year for mobile app development. With more and more companies exploring new technologies like Machine Learning, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Location Based Services, etc., there will be a consistent demand for proficient developers who can develop code and provide top-notch mobile application design services despite the increasingly strong competition in the industry.
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