Trends That Will Dominate Mobile App Development In 2019 And Beyond
We have come a long way since the inception of the first smartphone. Every year, app developers continue to amaze us with innovative apps and both hardware and software manufacturers are constantly pushing their limits to allow more and more complex and diverse apps to be developed for smartphones. Here, we look at what is going through the minds of the app developers and what will be the future of the mobile applications.
1. Growth of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning has given new lengths and breadths to the field of Artificial Intelligence. Machines and softwares have become capable of learning continuously from the provided data. This enables endless possibilities for mobile app developers as well. For example, a health monitoring app will be able to prepare a personalized diet plan from the behavioral patterns of the users. Or a camera app is now able to detect what kind of objects and scene is present in the frame and adjust the camera settings according to that. All thanks to machine learning.
2. Hybrid Apps
Developers are rapidly moving away from the native app development and are more inclined towards the hybrid app development. It allows the same source code to be shared for multiple operating systems, effectively halving the development cost and time involved. Popular frameworks like React Native and Ionic provides a lightweight environment to rapidly develop an app that is visually stunning also.
4. Augmented Reality/VR
Augmented reality is set to make a strong comeback following the developments in machine learning. Using machine learning and better camera hardware, the AR softwares are now able to recognize different objects and their dimensions for laying out the augmented elements perfectly. AR games have already become a thing now among the new generation.
5. PWA – Progressive Web Apps
With more people connected to faster internet on their smartphones, Progressive web apps has become the way to go for many developers for providing quick services. As far as the users are concerned, they show hesitation to download an app for the services they seldom use. PWA performs just like their native counterparts. Instagram and Facebook mobile pages are such a great examples for Progressive WebApps
6. Internet of Things (IoT)
Almost all of the objects around us are being converted to smart devices each day since the arrival of IoT. this allows monitoring and controlling of home appliances and other objects through smartphones. Some automobile vendors have already rolled out mobile applications to control and monitor the cars they produce. IoT will have bigger impacts on mobile app development in the coming years.
Well, that’s what we think about the upcoming trends in mobile app development. We will just have to wait and see for ourselves what the future of technologies unfolds for us.