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Mobile App Development Trends

7 Mobile App Development Trends That Will Get Bigger In 2018

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We may live in a World of constant tech innovation from diverse technological niches, however, all of the mobiles and their apps are to stay in 2018 and grow beyond it.

Mobile devices have grown exponentially in 2017, a reported 344.5mil smartphones have been shipped by manufacturers worldwide in just the first quarter. A truly unprecedented growth.

Also, mobile devices; are constantly evolving, increasing CPU process, storage, battery, improving hardware and software, to run and support high-end apps.

This constant evolution opened the doors for mobile app developers from all over the World to offer a lot of sophisticated and functional apps, where they cover a wide variety of niches and they’re each singular needs in surprisingly innovative ways.

All of this has translated into a myriad of place-based apps that relays on location-based techs like GPS, Bluetooth, Beacon, or iBeacon.

Another great advancement like AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) tech have also brought a truly wide array of new application and games.

At the end of last year, we all saw an incredible move forward in app developments that prompt experts and enthusiasts alike to expect 2018 to be the year of groundbreaking development in mobile apps.

So, with any further ado let’s have a look at the 7 Mobile App Development Trends That Will Get Bigger in 2018.

1. AR and VR Mobile Applications.

VR applications have enjoyed a big part of the users in the past years. However, recently Augmented Reality has made a graceful entry in the application market and it promises to be a bright future for them.

A clear proof of that has been the announcement by Apple, Inc. of being currently developing an Augmented Reality headset to succeed iPhone, but they are not the only ones, reports have also shown that Google is in the planning stage of new AR technologies and applications.

Google, on the other hand, has left open the possibility for AR app developers to use OpenGL, Java, Unity 3D/4D, or Unreal. Google’s plan is to unite all that Google Lens and ARCore give, to offer costumers visual search exps beyond are wildness imagination.

There is no denying that Pokémon Go has marked an Augmented Reality game supremacy so it is expected that the industry of games in this niche will see a rise in technological advancement, one of the first titles to be released this year will be Harry Potter’s Wizards Unite and expectations are on high.

2. Location-Based Services (LBS).

One of the main technology app development involved in Pokémon Go has been LBSwith GPS capabilities. A strong indication that this year will see yet another rise in apps developing this technology. Surveys from 2013 saw a rise of 74%, 90% for 2015, so, it’ll come as no surprise if the market this year get flooded with this apps.

3. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence technologies of learning have definitely turned the page on user experience. Siri (Apple) is a perfect example of that.

Big names like Adobe, IBM, Google, Salesforce, Persado, and Squirro have been investing a lot in developing cognitive and mental computing to put on AI and learning solutions. Other great examples are Prisma and Google Now both of who grew in 2017, and 2018 looks bright for this AI.

4. Internet of Things (IoT)

The IoT is a vast space of a lot of implementation of both hardware and mobile embedded technologies connecting devices in several ways.

IoT has provided amazing solutions in recent years, for example, Smart Homes, Connected Cars, Smart Energy, cities and Smart Transportation systems are just a few of the advancements of IoT. It is expected to also develop apps for websites.

5. Accelerated Mobile Page

Ever since Google implemented the project AMP, the page loading different mobiles have become faster. It is visible the quickness in which web pages are loaded and Google shows no sign of stop developing this technology. App development will never be same thanks to AMP.

AMP, will definitely help web applications to load quicker on mobile devices. This clear advantage will help app developers increase their visibility and create an increase in the number of visiting users.

Amongst the pros of AMP are, increased visitors, higher CTR, AD visibility, higher page ranking, visitor’s analysis, fewer migration efforts, easy content placement, sitemap not required, mobile search index.

6. Cloud-Based Apps.

iOS app development and Android app development in 2018 will be directed by creating more cloud-based apps, this helps to make easier and quicker to get data without taking a huge chunk of your internal phone memory. Another great addition expected in this category will be an easy and straightforward way to create an app for a website.

Thanks to Google Drive and Dropbox amongst other apps of the cloud more apps will be cloud directed.

It is expected that by 2019, 90% of Mobile Data Traffic will be driven by cloud apps. These apps are particularly attractive for companies as they will reduce data insecurity issues coming from employer’s devices that threaten sensitive corporate information.

7. Android Instant Applications.

These native apps function as websites and they call more public due to their accommodation. Android Instant Applications do not require installation and erased all borders between website and app.

You can have all the pros of the app on your site with just one click, also, you can enter to the apps anywhere and don’t need to install it. These apps are made to be shared do their easiness, will save memory on your smartphone with no unwanted application, and they are compatible with several Android versions, it is expected that those who wish to build a web app could relatively do it easy thanks to other apps being developed by Google.

2018 will be a great year for mobile application development no questions ask, these trends will mark a before and after in the World of mobile applications. It is worth mentioning that Application Security will be another great trend, with the implementation of digital wallets for cryptocurrency as apps, this has become a crucial tech issue, and that’s not just it, the load of user data has increased exponentially as well, and this information needs to be protected, app developers will have to guarantee its safety with new apps. If you are looking to build a web app you can definitely benefit from this list.


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