Over the past year, since being instructed to stay at home people have been turning to technology more to not only stay connected with the world, but also for entertainment purposes. This has led to a boom in the mobile app development industry, ensuring that new apps are continually being brought to the market. User experience is something that has also been a priority over the last year or so, but let’s have a look at some of our predictions for the latest mobile app development trends.
1. The rollout of 5G
This is something that has been on the cards for a while now, but 2021 is looking to be the year that 5G is finally rolled out. Some areas of Lincolnshire are already experiencing this super-fast internet connectivity. What does this have to do with mobile apps though? Well, a faster experience means that apps can be developed in a more data-rich way. Streaming will also be quicker, so mobile app developers will be able to use more intensive coding that will be much more easily streamed than before.
2. Rise in mobile eCommerce
eCommerce sales in general have soared during the past year, which isn’t surprising since we have all been sitting at home, bored, and with money to spare since holidays have been out of the question! By now, if you have a retail business we hope that you have already transitioned online. If not, that is the first thing you need to do!
During the next year, we also expect Progress Web Apps (PWA) to be a big thing. These are apps that create responsive web pages that can then be installed on users’ phones. What this means is that your eCommerce website can have its own app, where people can purchase your products directly from their mobile.
3. Increase in apps for wearables
Wherever you look you will see someone that is wearing an Apple Watch, and with lockdown and people getting into fitness this has increased even more. This market has grown considerably, and combined with the 5G rollout could really push the world of mobile app development forward this year.
4. Android instant apps
Instant apps are native Android apps that can run without actually being installed. With lots of forerunners competing for the attention of a new audience, making apps instant is definitely going to give some brands a competitive edge. As app developers, this is a service that we are looking to introduce for our clients over the coming year.
5. Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence has been growing in momentum over the past couple of years anyway, but we think this is going to be a big trend within mobile app development this year. From improved facial recognition technology to more lifelike chatbots and deeper analytics tools, both machine learning and artificial intelligence are set to shake up the mobile app development world this year.
6. Augmented reality
Again lockdown has contributed to the rise in augmented reality during the past year. From new Snapchat filters and quirky Zoom backgrounds, AR has already made waves within the mobile app development industry. There doesn’t seem to be any signs of this slowing down though, and we are likely to see these new technologies being used to promote a wide range of products and services to customers.
How Mobile App Development Can Help You
We have already looked into choosing the right mobile app for your business, but the main advantage of mobile app development is the opportunity to grow your business. There is a wide open market available, ready for you to make your mark and sneak ahead of your competition… so why wouldn’t you?! For more information please feel free to contact the team at Lyke on email@example.com.