The Development Trends of Mobile App
As the demand for mobile apps increases, so is the innovation that is put in mobile app development especially that involved application development. Today, I am going to talk about the development trends of the mobile app market so that you can have an idea on how to make your next mobile applications better.
1. Faster Development Times
Many app developers today follow the conventional “waterfall” approach where they follow a sequential pattern.
The problem with this style is that it takes a lot of time to finish. Couple that with the fact that some developers still make use of outdated frameworks that would require plenty of their time to use.
Still, there is a lot of hope in the industry thanks to the emergence of programming languages that are much more streamlined and its accompanying frameworks being much easier to use.
2. More Cloud-Based Technology
Cloud services have become quite mainstream and a lot of businesses and consumers are liking it. Developers can utilize this in their mobile apps to further improve the services and features that are built in. People use smartphones with mobile data anyway, so there is no reason not to include some cloud services.
3. Robust Security Measures
Security is now a growing concern in the mobile app space thanks to the proliferation of many online threats. Mobile app developers might want to look at using blockchain technology or other measures to ensure that security is of top-notch priority.
4. Location-Based Services
Some mobile applications now make use of a phone’s GPS to give them recommendations based on a person’s current location. Along with beacon technology, applications of tomorrow will be so useful in so many areas such as the Healthcare, Retail, Education, and other industries.
5. Smartphone and Wearable Tech Integration
It all started with the Apple Watch where people realized that there is more to a mobile application than just using it on a smartphone.
Most of the wearables today are used in the healthcare niche, but expect to see more applications that will be so useful in other areas as well. The device wearables can improve productivity and efficiency across the board- all without using a bulky smartphone in the process.
What I also love is the fact that they both have a good integration. So if app developer would just create a suitable program that will allow both of the devices to speak with each other in a more effective manner, then that would be great!
6. Internet of Things
Cloud technology has become ubiquitous in modern day applications, but expect to see the IoT follow in its footsteps in the coming years.
Although the Internet of Things is mainly implemented in household appliances, we can see more iterations of it that can be used in companies, enterprises, and more.
7. Better Marketing Platforms
So long as an application has every feature that a user would want, you can make use of mobile apps as a good marketing platform. Who knows, it may even improve your customer engagement as well.