5 App Development Trends to Keep an Eye On in 2019
Smartphones and other mobile devices have come a long way. What seemed to be something of a novel device has become mandatory in every aspect of our lives.
Today, I am going to talk about some app development trends that you need to keep an eye on in 2019.
- More AI and Machine Learning
Do you know who Siri is? No, it is not a person at all. It is actually Apple’s very own voice assistant. It can be used by people who have the newest Apple devices that support the iOS platform.
Anyway, Siri is just another implementation of artificial intelligence. In fact, the technology is actually nothing new in the mobile app development space.
Take a look at popular applications such as Snapchat, Netflix, and Spotify. These applications have what is known as “Machine Learning” and I think that you know what it already means.
An application such as the ones mentioned earlier provides the user with the best possible suggestions because it “learns” from the way a person uses the app.
That being said, we are going to expect more applications that have machine learning and other artificial intelligence implementations in the near future (heck, we can even enjoy this year.
- More Mobile Payments
Google Pay is just one of the most efficient and effective ways to pay for things. In fact, it is enjoyed by millions of people where this feature is supported.
The Ali group of companies also have a similar function with Alipay. Expect to have more and more mobile payments being supported very soon. What does this mean to the consumer? Well, you won’t need your physical wallets anymore!
- Instant Apps
This is one of the best implementations of modularization in the world. The idea of instant apps is that you can get a full application- all without having to install it on your mobile device.
Why is this favorable, you ask? According to a Google report, there are actually a lot of people who do not want to install applications on their device due to fear that this application might destroy their device or steal their data.
An instant app, even if it contains malicious code, will not be able to infect a mobile device because it is hosted on a website. It just looks and feels like an actual app, but its codebase is right on a website.
- Improved Cloud Integration
Cloud technology is all the rage nowadays. Almost all of the games out there that would require online access use some form of cloud technology to help host the data. Also, if people want to gain access to their files while on the go, a cloud storage service would be the preferred option.
Whether or not you’re using the cloud (or using one without your knowledge), expect that there will be more apps that integrate this particular technology in the coming months.
- Augmented Reality, Anyone?
Back in 2016, Pokemon Go was a massive hit. It uses augmented reality and it uses a smartphone’s GPS and sensors to present some Pokemon to the end user.
Apparently, Augmented Reality has many uses other than games as it allows mobile app developers to utilize one’s environment and then introduce some 3D elements to the fore for an immersive experience.