Emerging trends in Mobile App Development

iOS Application Development Trends

Mobile app development industry has witness lot of changes in the recent years, and year 2016 is going to bring big revolution. If you look at current state of App development companies, they are going through tough phase. With increase in demand and market penetration, businesses are bound to launch effective apps that can run on any mobile operating system.

In 2015, the average number of apps developed and submitted by developers on Apple App store was more than 1000-per-day count. As new technologies, programming languages and needs are emerging, a new landscape is coming out in application arena. With cut-throat competition in mobile world, service providers are investing hugely in improving their apps ecosystem that brings business directly to them. Some of the reputed organizations that provide app development services across the world are as follows:

  1. Willowtree
  2. Magnious Solutions
  3. Sourcebits

From Education to Shopping, mobile applications have become significant part of our daily life. More and more students and educationist are using education apps to access content anywhere across the globe. E-commerce companies generate large revenue from mobile apps as user can download their apps and do shopping from anywhere. There has been tremendous 48 % rise in the shopping done using mobile devices last year. Now, some of the trends that are likely to emerge in 2016 are as follow:

Advanced Security

Mobile users are quite concerned about their privacy and if you look at the apps been developed these days, most of them fail at basic test level. Both iOS and Android keeps upgrading security protocols in their mobile operating system with latest release. With increase use of NFC payment, there remains risk of identity theft or disclosure of sensitive personal information in public domain. Developers can’t ignore the security perspective of any app.

Apps for Smart Watches & Wearable Devices

Google Glasses and Apple Smart watches are the next big thing in mobile market, so the demand of apps that works on their platform will be there. Many tech companies are developing Wearable Devices like smart watches and fitness tracker to bring revolution in mobile device industry. Apple has already launched   watch OS 2 at WWDC for WatchKit developers to make app extensions for apple watches.

Extensive use of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing was introduced with the aim to provide services remotely and to overcome memory space issue in computer devices.It enables ubiquitous and on-demand access to a shared network of configurable computing resources. With the use of Cloud support, developers will be able to develop powerful apps that will acquire less memory space on user’s device.

Location based support

Location based services are likely to be increases in 2016. Lot of apps is already using location of user through GPS functionality to provide accurate and customized services. Applications like Uber and Urban spoon track user position to offer services. Android and Apple developers will be focusing on integrating location based services with app to provide real time suggestion to customers.

Scanty app development cycle

As the competition unfolds in the market, app developers will be forced to adopt rapid development strategy. JIT (Just-In-Time) is one of the strategies that will be implemented in app development cycle. The advantage of such strategy is that it will reduce the time taken to design and develop the app. With shorter app development cycle, maintaining quality and usability in the app will be the challenging part for any app developer.

Enhanced user-experience

Mobile apps are all about user-experience as their real test is done by user. From display of smart Watch to big screen sizes of latest iPhones and Android devices (smart phones and phablets), an app is require to keep its efficiency and functionality across all devices. In year 2016, more developers will be focusing on developing apps that stands high on user-experience factor.

Use of HTML 5

HTML 5 was introduced in 2014 with the aim to improve multimedia content for computers and mobile device. Unlike native app development, now mobile apps will be developed on hybrid frameworks like ionic, Intel XDK, Sencha touch, etc. With the use of hybrid technologies, developers can reduce the cost of app making.