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11 Mobile App Development Trends That Are Going To Rule 2018

IT Technology, Mobile Application Development
November 2, 2017

It’s not been too long when we were discussing the trends to watch out for 2017 and look just in a blink of an eye, we are at the end of the year. Yes, it is difficult to believe a year has passed, but let me give you this rude awakening. So, now when the new year is at our doorsteps, it will definitely bring some of the new trends along with. To beat the competition, being an app development company, don’t you think you should be in the know of the upcoming trends and work accordingly. So, without even passing a single moment, let’s dive in to see who’s at the knock of tech doors.

 

App Development Trends That Are Going To Rule 2018

 

 

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)

Users are short of both patience and time. With the introduction of AMP, the page loading on mobile will be real quick. Apart from this astonishing trend, another fantastic function announced by Google is isolated search index just for the mobile web. Looking from the SEO view, this can change the entire app development approach. AMP will enable the developers to develop rapidly loading websites and mobile apps. This will reduce bounce rates and increase performance level across various mobile devices.

 

Android Instant Apps

Instant apps are basically native apps only which works like websites. Instant apps are very convenient and that works majorly in attracting more users. The need of app installation is eradicated here which eliminates the barrier between apps and web. It runs flexibly on all the Android versions and is also very easy to share.

 

Blockchain

This new buddy in the tech class has taken away all the attention in the recent days. Well, this is going to continue in 2018 as well. In fact, it is going to hype. Blockchain apps are basically a record of company’s details listed as blocks whether it is transaction history or bitcoins. None of this details can be altered without altering all the subsequent blocks along with the collusion of the network. Blockchain app development can be an attractive way of putting aside your competitors if they haven’t worked on the trend.

 

Cloud Tech

If you haven’t yet integrated cloud tech in your app development process, then do it now. You cannot pass 2018 without Cloud tech. Out of all the major benefits of cloud tech, some of the glittering ones are streamlined operations, reducing equipment cost and hosting, increased app storage capacity and enhanced productivity and collaboration. If you intend to work your app flawlessly, adapt to cloud tech ASAP if you haven’t yet.

 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Apps are interestingly getting intelligent and learning users preferences. Take any of the sector, virtual personal assistant, cybersecurity, IOT, intelligent apps, everyone is turning their ways towards AI and machine learning. It is expected that AI market is expected to experience revenue growth up to $47 billion by the year 2020. Get deep learning laptop in 2019.

 

AR and VR

Take the Apple event that took place this year and takes the Google events that happened this year, both revealed nuances and integration in the AR and VR. This clearly signifies next-generation apps especially the gaming apps are all about AR and VR. The tech experts have predicted to generate revenue of $150 billion by the year 2020.

 

Predictive Analysis

Well, this trend has already started being implemented in the fields of Apple, Google, Facebook and IBM and several other tech giants of the industry. Well, this trend is all about predicting the future results by integrating AI and machine learning. Know the future analysis of your business by considering the current data and market outputs.

 

Edge Computation

The boom of IOT has created an urge of intuitive computing technologies. Edge computation is the way out to this. It basically pushes the data, application and computing powers away from its centralized points to the logical extremes of the network. Plenty of tech giants have already started investing in the software and hardware in edge computing.

 

Mobile Payment

There has been a huge shift to the m-commerce with the boost in e-commerce apps and mobile banking. This has been encouraged more with Google Wallet and Apple Pay. This trend was strong in 2017 and expected to get stronger in 2018.

 

Business Bots

The adaption of chatbots have not been in a fierce way but mark my words 2018 is going to experience a massive adaption of the same.

 

Lazy Loading

Users plenty of the time abandons the app or site when images take too long to load. With lazy loading trend, this would be no more. Now, images will be loaded only when turning on the page. Smart, right? Bounce rate will drop and conversion rate will pop up.

 

Mobile app development is in its prime time and this is expected to grow even more 2018. So, app developers buckle your shoes, observe the trend and initiate working on it.

 

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Pratik Kanada

I am Pratik Kanada, founder & CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, which makes app ideas into reality by providing unique design and development services across iOS and Android platforms. I generally write blogs on mobile technology, app development and app marketing.

2 thoughts on “11 Mobile App Development Trends That Are Going To Rule 2018”

  1. hi pratik, i am an app developer! after reading this article i realised that we have to learn so much to stay sharp and to be top notch app developer. Thanks for the great guide.

  2. Hi Praktik,

    thanks for sharing the article.

    I wrote one covering a similar topic. I think a good example of mobile payments would be BLIK, a system that has seen very widespread adoption in Poland (and no, I’m not associated with the company behind it). 🙂

    One thing you didn’t mention, however, would be battery-efficient and lite apps, such as Facebook Lite. What are your thoughts on that? Do you think we’ll see more of them around?

    If you’re interested in my article, I’d be more than happy if you checked it out: https://insanelab.com/blog/mobile-development/mobile-app-development-trends-2018/

    Cheers!

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