Last year had been an epic on considering the technological advancements. However, it is not the end of the story, and we can see that technology had grown multifold as the first quarter of 2019 pass by. Mobile applications are now our daily utilities, and things are largely changing in this regard lately. In this article, we will look into some of the top app development trends of 2019.
1) Blockchain Technology
Even though launched a while back, blockchain has started to create a buzz in the year 2018. Many financial institutions and banking applications also are leveraging this technology in order to manage better and protect their assets.
As per the Transparency Market Research, the blockchain industry is expected to cross 20 billion dollar mark by the year 2024. The year 2019 will see a great leap in this trend, and the mobile applications also will be made to capitalize on this decentralized platform for currency and financial transactions.
It should also be noted that mobile applications developers have a great opportunity to tap into this great opportunity. It is mobile apps which are supposed to make this technology more accessible to common people. This is where the opportunity for the mobile app developers lies.
2) Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
As we started to hear it right, AI or artificial intelligence is going to be the next big thing in the technology era. As per the research of International Data Corporation, the AI market will hit 40 billion dollar mark by the year 2020. This will cover up many more sectors which rely upon human intelligence now and automate.
We have already started seeing that manufacturing and medical fields have already made big strides in terms of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. Owing to the high accuracy and real-time data management, we can expect the need for all mobile applications too to be compliant with the AI integration needs.
3) Need For On-Demand Mobile Apps
This will turn out to be much more interesting in mobile application development by the end of 2019. More sectors are expected to witness the need for on-demand apps. We can already see countless numbers of on-demand apps to meet the needs of various industries.
We can how Uber and Taxify etc. are gaining in popularity, owing to the capabilities of on-demand mobile apps. According to other research, the growth of on-demand apps may be hitting $106 million this year. This trend may soar over the next several years.
4) Wearable Apps
Back in 2018, many sectors like medical, gaming, and manufacturing, etc. made use of wearable technology in a variety of real-time applications. For example, some mobile applications are used to gather the vital signs of patients like heart rate, pulse, blood pressure, and blood sugar level, etc. using wearable technology.
Along with the medical field, many other providers with immediate response needs are also doing their R&D in the wearable app sector. Researches are also done in a way to enhance the style of wearable apps to augment the personality of the wearer too. You can find this trend growing in tandem with the increasing usage of smartwatches by the people.
In 2019 itself, we can expect many more fancy applications on to the smartwatches and other wearable gadgets. Many service companies also may find ways to integrate their services to smart watches and smart wearable. We may also expect digital marketing to happen through mobile applications too as the web gets integrated with the app platform. With this trend growing, you will be soon in a position to manage all your activities without accessing your smartphone or tablet.
In the year 2019, chatbots are also likely to contribute positively to the communication aspects in the mobile application scenario. This trend will be enabling the needs for real-time interactions between providers and consumers. On maturing, this technology will circumvent any need for human interactions on many communication platforms.
As of late, many of the big corporations are making their profit largely through customer engagement. This tendency is spreading to the mobile users also as letting them leave the mobile apps will adversely affect customer engagement. This is where chatbots are expected to tackle this trouble.
Mobile application developers will be trying to explore more ways to outsmart other applications with a lot more innovative chatbots. We have to wait and watch as to what can be expected next in terms of chatbot technology.
6) Internet of Things
If you consider the major technological developments across the industries, you will surely hear the concept of IoT, which is making a huge buzz nowadays. IoT is already into practice in many applications which we use daily and mobile, and web apps are also going to be a part of the global IoT ecosystem soon. This trend is expected to experience a notch in 2019 by covering more sectors like e-commerce, education, automotive, etc. to name a few.
The acceptance of IoT is further fostered by its ability to interlink different aspects of organizational operations. Primarily, various entities coming as a part of IoT combine to enjoy much faster and more convenient access to various types of data within an organization and compile those effectively for enhanced performance.
7) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
This exhaustive list may go incomplete if you don’t mention AR and VR. These technologies are out there for a while but seem to gain more popularity in the year 2018 and going on. These, now embedding to mobile application development sector are aiming at making the user experience more interactive.
The top players in mobile app development are growing big in terms of investing in ‘beyond the screen’ technologies. An estimate by Statista research indicates the fact that the AR and VR industry may grow to about 209 billion dollars by year in 2022.
Along with these trends, you may also very much expects some other trends too like the introduction of instant apps, mobile app payment services, mobile cloud storage apps, Beacon technology, AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), mobile enterprise applications, etc. too getting hype in 2019. You may expect an exponential rise in on-demand apps and wearable getting integrated with all these advancements to make 2019 a memorable milestone in mobile app development technology growth.