Trends in Mobile App Development 2019
1. Smart Wearable
2019 is the year of Smart Wearables. There is an upcoming change in computing and the transition from basic to smart wearables. The smartphone will become the hub of a personal-area network consisting of wide range of products and services in areas such as sport, fitness, fashion, hobbies and healthcare. These gadgets will communicate with mobile applications to deliver information in new ways. This opens up new opportunities for app developers to device app for wearable devices connected with smartphones.
2. Internet of Things
Consumers in 2019 will want Home appliances, sports and fitness equipment, medical devices etc. all at the touch of a finger. These domestic smart objects will be a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and will communicate through an App on a smartphone or tablets. Alexa and Siri are already household names. Smartphones and tablets will act as remote controls, displaying and analyzing information, interfacing with social networks to monitor “things” that can tweet or post, paying for subscription services, ordering replacement consumables and updating object firmware.
Virtual money will soon push the physical currency off the radar and more and more users will be dependent on M-commerce, for daily fiscal transactions. Mobile wallets will be more popular than paper currency, debit or credit cards. Coupled with wearable that can process payments, M-commerce will take a different shape. Beyond data collection and predictive analytics, wearable will also play a key role in the future of mobile payments and customer loyalty.
4. Motion and Location Sensing
Most mobile phones have location sensor capabilities which use multiple positioning methods to provide different granularities of location data. Motion sensing apps are used in security, anti-theft, power-saving and games. Location sensing is useful in Geo tagging, Games, Vehicle navigation, and fitness apps. Apps exploiting precise indoor location currently use technologies such as Wi-Fi, imaging, ultrasonic beacons, and geomagnetic. Precise indoor location sensing, combined with mobile applications, will enable a new generation of extremely personalized services and information.
5. Enterprise mobile management
Enterprise mobile management (EMM) is a set of people, processes, and technology using mobile computing for streamlining businesses. The main dimensions of EMM are security, application management, and financial management. It also includes mobile device management, mobile application management, application wrapping and containerization, and some elements of enterprise file synchronization and sharing. Such tools will mature, grow in scope and eventually address a wide range of mobile management needs across all popular Operating Systems on smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Thus, EMM represents the future evolution and convergence of several mobile management, security, and support technologies.
6. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Most common penetration of AI to our day to day lives is in the form of chatbots. Siri is, in fact, one of the biggest proofs why machine learning and artificial intelligence are very much a part of mobile apps and ones that cannot be separated now.
The rising demand for machine learning and AI in the form of virtual assistants and chatbots is what we’re looking at, and that is what 2019 will bring for us.
7. AR/VR beyond the Games!
Google and Apple both are releasing new AR demos on their latest devices, which is the proof that AR/VR is going to be a game changer in the near future
AR & VR trends
- Mobile AR disruption
- AR in marketing & advertising
- AR in healthcare
- AR in manufacturing
8. Beacons – the market worth millions!
There are now various industries including Museums, Hotels, Healthcare, etc. that use Beacons technology in their applications. Beacons combined with IoT in retail can help users with valuable information regarding sales as well as other ongoing promos that they may find within their vicinity.
Future trends for beacon technology in 2019
- Mobile payments beacons
- AI-enabled chips
- Automated machine learning
- Beacon treasure hunting
9. Blockchain – things beyond bitcoin & smart contracts
Ever since its debut, block chain development has opened up a world of newer & exciting opportunities in the IT sector.
With the use of block chain, it is possible to develop decentralized mobile applications.
Decentralized Mobile apps or the App is basically an application that is not only not owned by anyone, but it is also impossible to shut it down nor it has any downtime.
In simple terms, Blockchain is expected to contribute more in mobile app industry by making the mobile app itself decentralized, just as bitcoin’s blockchain did for money.
2019 & Beyond…
We believe that staying up-to-date with latest trends as well as technologies is the key to keeping up with ever changing customer demands as well as the competition.
And we hope that with this blog, we’ve shared great insights for mobile app development trends for 2019.
The skills required in building consumer apps are in greater demand than ever now compelling businesses to take mobility seriously. Businesses should keep an eye on these trends to align their mobile application development strategies.
Also, while it would be difficult to identify the exact benefits to your business of all these mobile app development trends, and if that’s the case, just reach out to our expert. We will guarantee to make your app stand out in mobile app market.