Talking about mobile phones?
Well, there’s been a tremendous boost in the smartphone users in the last few years.
Well, the data showcased that there were 3 billion smartphone users across the globe last year, and the number was about to cross 3.3 billion in 2019, and this is not it – the number of smartphone users is about to reach 3.8 billion by 2020.
Considering these figure altogether with the fact that the overall global populace is around 7.7 billion means that almost 50% of us are using smartphones, old and young alike.
But, what do these figures depict?
Of course, there has been a sudden increase in the demand for mobile app development, tricks, tips and trends, over the last few years.
So, here’s a question:
Are you too currently living in sheer anticipation of what the future holds for mobile app developers and designers?
So, fasten your seat belts as we’re going to discuss which mobile app development trends that will evolve and endure the rest in 2019, and which will extinct like Woolly Mammoth.
Here we’ll see the top 7 mobile app trends, which will make waves in the current year and beyond.
Oops! Here’s a disclaimer –
This is NOT a Lame-O Supreme – O stuff with ‘Mobile App Trends in 2019’ post!
Rather, we’ll talk about a few time-tested mobile application trends that are already brought in light across the world… and are anticipated to go popular in the second half of the year.
So, without any ado, let’s dive in and see what this year has in stock for mobile app development tech.
1. Blockchain Technology is the Newest of All!
In the previous year, Blockchain technology was one of the biggest hits across all the industry segments. Tech gurus predict that this trend is likely to grow even faster and break all the boundaries in 2019 and beyond.
You don’t believe?
Here’re some facts to support the statement above:
Gartner’s report says that Blockchain technology will make about USD 176 Billion in business by the end of 2025. This also reveals that the business value will grow by 128% by 2020.
Hence, we’re free to say that the mobile Blockchain app development is inflowing its prime. This means Blockchain technology can aid in creating a more effective, more secure and affordable mobile app ecosystem. Blockchain-based logistics app, healthcare, mobile cryptocurrency wallets, insurance, exchange applications – we’ll see more of such apps, and soon enough.
2. Mobile Payments in Trend
In the year 2014, the first mobile wallet app was launched by Apple. This was followed by Android and Samsung a year later. It is estimated that the transactions via mobile wallets will cross USD 14 trillion by 2022, demonstrating the fast-pace of the industry.
While many people make use of their smartphones to make purchases, how frequently they use it?
Here’s some data illustrating the proportion of mobile phone owners who use their smartphone for any sort of payments, have mobile wallets, and the ones who use these wallets weekly.
We can see that mobile wallets have already made a loud buzz at the center. Moreover, as per BI Intelligence, mobile payment is estimated to reach USD503 Billion by the end of 2020 with a compound growth rate of 80% between 2015 and 2020.
3. Wearable Device is Another Big Thing!
Business Intelligence, last year, predicted that – by 2019 the wearable device market will grow about 35%.
We notice, whilst the most often used wearable devices are wristbands and smartwatches, the wearable tech is slowly spreading to other devices as well such as clothes, footwear, and smart glasses.
Not just this, as per CSS Insights’ recent prediction, the number of wearable gadgets is likely to triple from 84 million units in the year 2015 to about 245 million units in the current year.
Having regard to the fact that wearable devices are no longer an exception, but have become a style statement for people, these days, it is not too shocking why tech gurus have a belief that this app technology is another BIG THINGY in the consumer tech industry!
4. Augmented and Virtual Reality – The Hyped Tech
According to a report by Statista Research Department, the augmented and virtual reality, i.e. the AR and VR market was about to reach USD16.8 Billion in 2019. This is likely to grow drastically beyond 2019 and reaching around USD160 Billion by 2023.
This inquisitiveness has motivated a large number of mobile app developers to integrate AR and VR in making better user-friendly mobile apps.
Over the years, AR and VR have evolved as a technology trend, which has started the ball rolling and have taken charge over the app market by the storm.
However, here’s the sad part:
Regardless of the fact that the consumers are curious about augmented reality and virtual reality powered mobile apps, only some of the apps are actually able to make sure seamless incorporation of technology.
5. Internet of Things (IoT) will Gain more Ground
These days, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already on its boom.
But, what is IoT?
IoT is nothing but a network of smart devices that are interconnected.
Well, IoT involves a lot of smart devices or gadgets including mobile phones that have circuits, inbuilt software, and sensors. These software’s are nothing but applications, which can be developed by a mobile app developer.
As per the data by Statista Research Department, the overall installed base of IoT connected devices is likely to amount to USD75.44 Billion across the globe by 2025. This is a five times increase in a decade.
Moreover, GrowthEnabler IoT Report also reveals –Since 2016, the IoT market is growing drastically across the globe at a CAGR of 28.5%.
This means we’ll probably see more businesses now embrace these apps with open arms, right from energy to insurance and from security to transportation, in 2019 and beyond.
6. Influence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is not an alien term to gizmo geeks anymore. In fact, AI has been one of the successful means to create a huge influence on the simplification of services and the bidding process.
When pooled together with machine learning it can do wonders in getting real-time analytics and valuable data!
However, as per Gartner, AI might not attract more investment in comparison to last year; however, it’s usage across different platforms will boost drastically.
Here’s a question – What’s common between Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana, and Siri?
These apps make our life easier by taking up our daily tasks like sending messages, writing, reading, switching the microphone on and off, clicking photos, setting reminders, looking for information on the internet, etc. via their AI capabilities.
Even the figures given by the International Data Corporation indicate that AI is about to set a benchmark by growing up to USD40 Billion by the end of 2020.
7. App Security is not out of Fashion yet!
Yes, we’ve witnessed emphasis of Google on the use of all-inclusive app permission model and of course, automatic security updates. This isn’t it, we’ll see more app developers embracing robust app transport security feature in the year 2019 also.
With the aggressive growth in the usage of mobile applications, the security threat level has raised manifold. As per a report by Gartner, mobile application configuration lead to a 75% mobile security breach in the year 2017-18. And this year, this threat of a breach is likely to grow even bigger.
Considering the fact that mobile application threats are all set to outdo all bounds by the year 2019 and beyond, it could depict that, soon enough features such as two-step application authentication will become a norm than just an exception. And, this pushes mobile app designers and developers to instigate secure data encryption, amongst other application security features.
In a nutshell!
The mobile app industry is always looking out for new technologies and the updates to the existing apps never end.
Now that you have the top 7 mobile app development trends to watch out in 2019 and beyond, you must be ready to embrace these trends, whether you’re a single individual or a mobile app development company.
The most important trend that seems to be obvious, at this point, is that the mobile application market is all set to open gates to innovation and advancement. These trends move towards the applications that value accessibility, simplification, and security.
Hurrah to more exciting and thrilling mobile apps!