According to a recent report released by ‘We Are Social’, there are already 5.135 billion smartphone users worldwide. That means that no matter what happens, mobile app developers can help create applications that will generate revenue regardless.
That being said, with a lot of different apps already in the market, how can you make sure that your application stands out above the rest? Well, read on to find out some trends to watch out for in 2019.
Wearable App Integration
As per a Statista report, the wearables market is expected to reach 575 million devices in 2018 and expect a constant rise every year. This means that more and more people are getting such devices as they not only become quite capable, but also cheaper as well.
Now, given the steady rise of device wearables, mobile app companies should develop an application that will help improve upon wearable technology.
For instance, Uber and Zomato are both companies that have invested their time and money into making an application that makes use of smartwatches and other similar devices.
In addition, Apple has created a WatchOS update that will further implement new features on their own smartwatches and it will come with its own app store as well.
With the advent of credit cards, more and more people do not want to bring their wallets full of cash anymore as there is already a convenient way to pay for things. What if I tell you that there is now an even more convenient way to pay for your restaurant and other items?
Well, that is why the demand for mobile wallet apps have skyrocketed. This paves the way for an easier and smoother transaction- allowing you to enjoy your newly acquired things without the hassle of paying for them.
Although cloud technology is nothing new, its applications can now stretch far and wide into mobile app development. Developers can make use of such technology to prevent any problems regarding storage capacities, hosting, loading capacities, thus improving user retention.
Installing an application and using its features would mean that you download the application from your device’s respective app stores and installing it would require some time to finish.
With instant apps, you can use the application even without installing it first in your device. Expect to see a rise in instant apps in 2019 and beyond.
Improved Mobile App Security
As more and more people are using smartphones, there is now an ever-increasing demand for improved app security across the board.
That being said, app developers are now making sure that every application adheres to strong security protocols that will ensure data privacy and integrity.
The Rise of Predictive Analytics
Mobile applications are not only being utilized for personal use, but they are now being used for business applications as well. Google, Apple, and Facebook are frontrunners of using predictive analytics to help improve the user experience across the board.
Increase in ‘On-Demand’ Apps
There are services that you can get ‘on-demand’ which is why applications that provide that sort of service will be on the rise this year and in the foreseeable future.