Mobile apps have exploded in the last couple of years. Waking up with a morning alarm, using Whatsapp, listening to music, reading News, watching YouTube videos, checking emails, updating project status from shopping to ordering their favorite food, saving money, tracking their workouts, everything is seamlessly executed from our mobile devices. Developing a mobile app can be a great boost for business and visibility, so it’s little wonder that many organizations and individuals are looking at developing their own apps. With technology moving so quickly, however, it can be difficult to keep up-to-date with the latest trends.
1) Real-time everything
With real-time changes in business, it improves the relationship with your suppliers, your customers, and everyone else. This will result in the most significant productivity gains in the U.S. economy in more than a decade.
2) Enterprise apps will get more grip
Over the last few years, major companies have discovered the benefit in enterprise mobile apps. These apps make it easy to keep large teams connected all around the world. And as businesses continue to expand and the business world becomes more connected, the need for enterprise apps will only grow. Not only larger businesses, small businesses are also eager to have enterprise apps.
3) Internet of Things
IoT basically works as a ‘system of systems’. IoT will help in more development, new standards, increased automation, and its own security and privacy concerns. IOT is being adopted and integrated by various enterprises at a fast speed. In the future, enterprises will have more private cloud networks and will work with embedded systems, mobile devices or wearables.
4) Apps Will Make Full Use of the Cloud
Cloud computing became fast, easy, and inexpensive for large-scale enterprises. Originally cloud computing was meant for internal use by telecommunications firms. From customers to the tech professionals, everyone has heard about the cloud technology and how it’s impacting our lives. Cloud computing has finally found its place with mobile apps. Mobile apps will directly fetch data from the cloud and take minimum space in smartphone internal memory. As users want to access and share data across multiple devices, cloud-driven apps will enable them to view, manipulate, and publish data and synchronize their changes with other users from any one of their many devices.
5) App Security
In 2017, mobile app development industry will see a great shift and will redefine the app landscape. As mobile devices store information about a number of transactions and other, developers must meet the security challenges for the same while developing. Businesses and customers are more focusing on the need of dealing with security issues. Savvy development companies are already started preparing by investing into better security, new programming skills, and the IoT approach.
6) Faster Mobile Development
Nowadays, users demanding mobile apps at increased rate so businesses are required to develop apps faster than ever. 2017 onwards we will see a significant increase in initial app idea and launch of the app. To achieve this, rapid app development tools and frameworks are already on the market, showing no signs of stopping to deliver consistent value to the customers.
7) Greater Emphasis on User Experience and App Analytics
Though mobile devices and apps are relatively new to the market, the best businesses are already collecting big data on how users interact with the technology. This user analytics will be the driving key decisions in the app development process to create better user experiences.
8) Mobile Banking, Payments, and M-Commerce
These days, people are quickly adapting to the idea of m-commerce and have no problem making purchasing through Google wallet and Apple Pay. Using a mobile phone to purchase items/products has become nearly as common as using a credit card. Developers will continue to develop apps that can process transactions faster, safer, and more easily.
9) AR & VR:
Mobile app developers are aware of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality(VR) apps. In 2017, AR & VR has been revolutionary in gaming and entertainment industry. AR games examples like Pokemon Go, iOnRoad, and VR devices like Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard are gaining popularity.
10) Location based services to continue its rise:
Location based services will evolve further with the use of GPS on all mobile devices, and give users real-time information or deals based on their location.
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