Future of Mobile application development

Smartphones are all around us and with its growing prominence, mobile application development is one of the fastest growing sector. While we have mobile apps like, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, big firms like Amazon, Walmart etc. are leaving no stone unturned in wooing their customers. It is evident from these facts that mobile application development is not going to stop anytime soon although, it will keep on evolving.
Below are some of the trends which will determine the future of mobile application development
Innovative User Experience

Good User interface and intuitive User experience is prerogative of a good mobile application. If you have a look at some of the most popular mobile apps namely Houzz, Instagram, pinterest, Twitter, you will notice that they have inculcated new designs with attractive interfaces. Mobile apps Designers are also creating apps that can accommodate mobile challenges, such as partial user attention and interruption. Leading mobile applications are continuously raising their standards in terms of user interface and experience and hence it the mobile app developers need to learn a lot from them and must try to imitate the same in their work too.

M-Commerce

Mobile purchases are ruling the space since a good deal of time and various tech analysts hold a strong view that mobile purchase would continue to grow in coming years as more and more users adapt to m-commerce. People are using platforms like Google Wallet and Apple Pay for transactions instead of plastic money. There is absolutely no second opinion about wearables playing a key role in the future of mobile payments and customer loyalty.

IOT

As per a report by Gartner, there will be more than 26 billion connected devices by the year 2020. This would include smart objects including domestic appliances, medical devices and electric bulbs to name a few. These devices will be a part of Internet of Things and would communicate with a smartphone through the mobile application. Tech Giants like Microsoft have started to add IOT to their offerings. With all these stats, it is clear that IOT is here to rule and mobile developers need to take this seriously.

Wearable devices

Smart Wearables like Apple Watch, Fitbit, Android Watch have taken the market by storm and the number is increasing by leaps and bounds. Now these new-age gadgets are heavily reliant on apps and hence, it has opened up immense opportunities for application development fraternity. Smartphone is gradually becoming the hub of personal-area network with the advent of gadgets like Google Glass, smart jewellery and other similar wearables. It won’t be wrong to say that wearable devices connected with smartphones will rule the generation of mobile application development strategies.

There is absolutely no denial of mobile applications being an integral part of current digital ecosystem . App developers need to upgrade their skills frequently in the ever changing world of software development and the points mentioned above would help a lot accomplishing this task.

Larry Hamilton
Larry has made a rich contribution in handling various tech projects and has rubbed shoulders with sone of the biggest names in technology. He is tech buff and loves to explore about emerging technologies.