Mobile App Development Trends
The invention of the smartphone has changed our lives. Two decades ago, we had dedicated alarm clocks, pagers, telephones, and cameras. Now we have all of the above, and a lot more rolled up into one tiny package that costs a thousand dollars. Smartphones have now become quite like a dedicated limb to us. It hurts if they are separated from us – much like a limb too!
Smartphone apps have greatly improved over the past decade. I remember how absolutely horrendous using android 2.3 Gingerbread was on my HTC Explorer, which too, was a terrible phone with only 256mb of internal memory.
Since then, apps have gone through several different evolution phases, and only now are settling down in terms of design. iOS apps too, from a design perspective, have undergone a growth curve.
The aspect of apps that is still mostly developing, though, is their user experience, functionality, and overall efficiency.
In this blog post, we will be looking at 5 mobile app development trends that are expected to be seen in 2020 of which all mobile app development agencies should be aware of.
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The most significant and impactful change that we will see is from a functionality and usability point of view. This field of exploration is known as “User Experience”, and it is so important and impactful that several incredible User Experience Development Agencies have cropped up, and are making the lives of millions of mobile users easier day by day.
Some also refer to this field of work as Human-Centric Design
In 2020, expect an ever-increasing level of importance being placed on an app’s User Experience.
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AR & VR
AR & VR stand for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality respectively. AR & VR are fairly new emerging technologies that have the potential to revolutionise several different fields including healthcare, engineering, military, real estate and more. Expect to see more and more applications that are making use of AR & VR technology to give users a seamless and thrilling experience.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence and machine learning haven’t seen a boom in investment for no reason. Both these fields have real potential, only a glimpse of which has been realised. The smartness of Google Assistant is driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning, and so is the smartness of several other apps and how they adapt as per our behaviour on digital platforms.
More and more apps are learning to take advantage of AI and ML, thus making themselves more helpful and relatable. It’s only expected for the number of apps with these potential applications to grow in 2020.
Cloud-based mobile applications
As our internet connections get faster and faster, cloud computing is growing too. Google Stadia, a cloud-based gaming platform that uses a streaming service to allow you to play games online, even from low-end hardware was a big milestone for cloud computing.
2020 will see a lot more cloud-based applications that don’t just help you backup your data but also remotely run processor-intensive software.
Enterprise-centric applications intend to offer several different types of benefits including on-the-go monitoring and/or management of services, equipment status overviews, collaboration and sharing, and a lot more.
As time goes on, several essential enterprise functions will find their ways into the mobile.
Mobile app development agencies need to keep their eyes peeled for what’s coming up, as the mobile app landscape is changing every day, and it is changing very fast.
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