2017 is about to end, but some of us have already started predicting the future. The current year has been marked 10 years since the iPhone was released; some have already started seeing 2017 as a significant year. But the fact is each and every year turns out to be significant especially in the field of mobile app development. Once the internet was the new Wild West. Then came the ‘app’ – and now anyone can have any idea for sale in the digital high street within days. And trust me, as these technologies continue to mount, 2018 looks set to be a year of signal technical progress and innovation in the mobile app development space.
With a lot of companies in London and across the globe now realizing that mobile apps are no longer an optional investment, they have become a necessity. The app economy has received a phenomenal response redefining several mobile app trends. Today, mobile apps are no longer related restricted to shopping and social networking; the technology of mobile apps is reaching out to improve the lifestyle quality of each and every individual in the society.
According to Gartner’s predictions, 70% of software interactions will take place via mobile apps in enterprises by 2020. Looking at the current massive attention gained by the market, it seems like a bright future awaits us. But for that, you must keep yourself updated with all the latest trends and buzzing things in London as well as across the world.
In the following post, I would like to emphasize on few mobile app development trends to watch out for in 2018.
I guess it’s time to say that we are about to reach the post-phone world, where we all comprise of small devices in our homes and on our wrists, but not necessarily in our pockets. Such situations indicate that voice recognition and machine learning is set to be more important than ever before. In the current digital scenario, having one without the other is somewhat pointless, as both are needed in tandem in order for the technology to have a meaningful impact on human life.
With the release of iTunes, cloud storage has revolutionized the way consumers store their music, movies, and memories. In addition to this, it also changes the way developers try to create apps. For example, Amazon web services recently made huge changes in the way for accessing to their servers. As a result, within a span of a minute, web developers require changing their strategy. So, if you have a complex looking app that requires a large amount of server power for a short time, this is now possible on a much more scalable level. This sounds great especially for mobile app developers in London and will inevitably lead to further industry disruption along the same lines of Netflix and Uber.
With the increase in demand for app development, mobile security has also become harder to crack. Fortunately, more and more consumers are starting to entrust their phone with access to their banking information. Mobile payments are set to overtake case payments in the next few years. This means we could expect a world where one only needs their phone and keys the moment they head out of the door. Apps like Plum and Cleo are helping consumers to take control of their spending and find opportunities to save money.
Without a shadow of a doubt, more and more companies are seen trending towards AI to manage their customer service and other procedures that are easy to automate. As our devices are getting smarter, we can expect to see things like creating shopping lists or managing our banking become a thing of the past. In fact, it is assumed that AI will have a huge impact on the process of mobile app development, as companies will look to automate the feedback and improvement process with the help of machine learning to spot common problems and make apps more customizable to our needs.
Android Instant Apps
Another interesting mobile app development trend to look for in 2018 is Android Instant apps. Pioneered and promoted by Google Android smartphones, there is a huge possibility of awareness of such apps will increase coming 2018. Google recently came up with Android Instant apps that allow users to run applications without even downloading or installing in their smartphone devices. This gives users access to a particular feature in the app without having to download or install it.
Apart from this, Google Play Store will outperform other Store in terms of a number of downloads and income. So, if you run a mobile app development company in London, or in the event that you need to develop an app, it must be thinking Android first before thinking of other OS.