10 Significant Mobile App Development Trends to Watch Out For!

Ever since the pandemic, there has been tremendous growth in digital technologies, especially in the IT industry. Mobile app development holds a prime spot in the technological advancement arena. As technological updates and upgrades every now and then, it is essential to keep a tab on the recent trends. With that stated, let’s explore the latest 10 significant mobile app development trends to watch out for in 2021 in this blog.

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1. 5G Technology

5G technology is the hot talk in the town of G’s. The onset of 5G is promising so many advancements in terms of mobile app development trends. From decreasing the loading time of the app to making it more responsive, 5G technology gives a sneak-peek into an enhanced user experience. 

5G is anticipated to be 100x faster than 4G and therefore with this speed and less latency, more stability can be achieved. This vouches for a revolution in terms of streaming services (we are talking about 4k streaming here!) Also, the wider bandwidth gives the liberty for enhanced performance of 3D objects and VR (Virtual Reality)

In addition to the above-discussed technicalities, the following technical aspects will witness the impact of 5G technology as well:

  • Cloud compatibility enhancement
  • Enhanced GPS performance
  • Coherent implementation of IoET
  • Consistent and smooth video streaming
  • The inception of Immersive Technology
  • Lesser constraints in terms of hardware limitations with 24×7 seamless connectivity

The list goes on as 5G paves way for a lot of enhancements in terms of functionalities and features when it comes to mobile app development.

2. Beacon Technology

The incorporation of communication engineering technologies into mobile app development is a step up in terms of technological advancements. Near Field Communication (NFC) that uses Bluetooth Communication Technology is being taken into account for building apps that use location intelligence for applications in Healthcare, Fitness, and other industries. 

Localized information like location is transmitted by Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) signals which serve as the data to run further processing in many mobile apps now. Beacon Technology focuses on reaching out to consumers/users in closer proximity. The pandemic has propelled localization and thereby Beacon Technology is an add-on technicality in terms of mobile app development. 

Efficacious navigation, tracking resources, interactive tour, automation, push-driven marketing are some of the functionalities that can be centered around Beacon Technology and it finds immense scope in developing mobile apps for industries such as hospitality, healthcare, real estate, sports, finance, e-commerce, etc.

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3. Internet of EveryThing (IoET)

The Internet revolutionized the world by making everyone interconnected and now, the Internet of EveryThing (IoET) is making everything (machines) interconnected. Altogether, IoET is paving the way for an enhanced UI/UX in terms of mobile app development. 

In the present day scenario, almost all the devices and instruments that we see in the market are ‘smartness’ induced ( Meaning, sensors are placed in the devices) In order to make the best use of the ‘smartness’, it is essential that the elements that contribute to the smartness are always connected and IoET technology enables that connection. 

The above discussed Beacon Technology plays a major role in IoET technology. The Bluetooth element present in the smartphones communicates with the mobile app making it IoET ready. In order to make the mobile apps take more data-driven decisions and unlock humongous market opportunities, the UI/UX design of the mobile apps should be designed in such a way that it is amicable for a smooth IoET experience. 

4. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Algorithms

Gone are those days when humans studied machines. In the present-day scenario, machines are studying humans at an unimaginable pace. The usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Algorithms in mobile app development has become inevitable in today’s scenario. 

Applications such as Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri, etc are success stories of the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Algorithms in mobile apps. From detecting an object, classifying it, and avoiding collision to battling cyber threats, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Algorithms play a crucial role in mobile app development and that’s not all, AI and ML technology are close friends with IoET technology which means an interconnection of both the technology means a lot for mobile app development. 

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5. Cross-Platform App Development

Native app development has become a bit outdated now. Thereby Cross-Platform App Development holds a significant position in the recent mobile app development trends. Due to the time & cost factors and resources, cross-platform app development holds an upper hand now. 

Writing an exclusive code to develop a mobile app that can be compatible with both Android & iOS platforms have the following benefits:

  • Cost-Effective
  • Maximum exposure as reaching out to both the audiences of Android and iOS platforms
  • Code Reusability
  • Quicker time to market and faster customization
  • Native App-Like Development
  • Ease of Cloud Integration
  • Constancy of Design
  • Indefectible Deployment & Maintenance, etc.
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6. Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)

Having conquered the gaming industry, Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) have already started to take an upper hand in education, medical, tourism, marketing, etc industries. Also, the pandemic has additionally triggered the implementation of AR & VR technologies in mobile apps now. The important features of incorporating VR technology into mobile app development include consistent and eminent tracking and smooth operation of the app. 

From enhanced business efficiency to an improvised learning experience, AR & VR technologies have the ability to cater to unbeatable virtual experience and amplified mode of communication which in turn increases the user engagement commendably. 

7. Accelerated Mobile Pages

Ever since smartphones started to establish their supremacy, the majority of browsing started to happen through mobile devices. And mobile browsing has to be quick, user-friendly, and responsive in order to increase user engagement. 

Here is where Accelerated Mobile Pages come into the picture. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs) enhance the performance by decreasing the page loading time. An important plus point of AMP is that it enhances the user traffic apart from increasing the user engagements. 

As the page loading time is faster, it enhances the visibility in searches. Being a strong contributing factor in the enhancement of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Accelerated Mobile Page is one of the important mobile app development trends to watch out for. 

8. Mobile Wallets ( M Wallets)

Mobile Wallets (M Wallets) are witnessing a rise in usage. People are getting used to digital wallets and this pandemic especially has triggered the transactions through Mobile Wallets on a large scale. Mobile Wallet apps like Google Pay, PayPal, Amazon Pay have earned the trust of the majority population and therefore Mobile Wallet is an important mobile app trend to watch out for.  

9. On-demand Apps

Necessity is the mother of great inventions and true to that saying, on-demand apps have seen a surge in recent times. When there arises a need to place orders or request services, an app that tends towards fulfilling that demand holds prime importance. That’s exactly how on-demand app culture picked up the pace. 

A few of the many faces of on-demand apps are food delivery apps, taxi apps, grocery delivery apps, etc. Ever since the pandemic hit, on-demand apps have created an impact and therefore have created an identity of its in the market. 

10. Geo-Location based Apps

The internet has literally made the world a global village. And with the advent of geo-location-enabled apps, businesses are able to serve their consumers better, by taking advantage of localization. 

One of the best examples is the advertisement campaigns that are done by social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, etc. 

When an advertisement needs to reach a particular target audience, social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, etc give the liberty to choose the target location, age group, etc and then launch the campaign. By following this method, it helps the marketing professionals to dedicatedly focus on specific target groups. This is a huge step in MarTech (Marketing Technology). 

Likewise, many apps are built with the essence of geo-location as it enhances the user experience by catering highly customized UI/UX to the users. 

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Wrapping up the Trends…

Mobile app development trends play an important role in staying updated with the upgrades. Mobile apps have been witnessing a steady boom since its arrival and the recent trends show that it has immense potential for growth in the days to come. So many technologies that were confined to the electronics and communication industry are seen to take different forms and accelerate the technicality and performance of mobile apps in the present day scenario. The above-discussed were just the top 10 significant mobile app development trends, but there are more. Keeping up with these trends and making the best use of them by incorporating them into mobile app development is a winning formula to rule the market irrespective of the industry. 

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