The Future of App Development
- The growth of mobile payments
Analysts report significant growth in in-app purchases. Indeed, by pressing a single button, we can easily pay our bills. That is why people in the U.S. and all over the world are adopting the mobile payment method as their preferred payment mode. For mobile developers, this means working on even more secure Android apps and iOS apps than they are today. Besides, wearables applications are also expected to play a significant role in building future of mobile payments and client loyalty.
- Smart objects and the Internet of Things
By 2021, almost 35 billion devices will be connected to the global network. This includes sports equipment, medical devices, toys, domestic appliances, and many other day-to-day devices. All these gadgets will be able to communicate via mobile apps based on the the concept of The internet of Things (IoT).
- Android instant apps will change the way applications are being used
As you may know, Google has introduced the concept of Instant Apps that can run instantly without having to install or download them on the device. In coming time, it is expected become a game changer that will create a massive disruption on the market. In their turn, iOS apps may soon come up with something similar.
- New generation of applications based on AR and VR technologies
Probably, you have already heard of AR/VR apps. Virtual and Augmented reality gaming and entertainment apps were topping the charts in the preceding years. We believe that the years to come will demonstrate exponential development in AR/VR technology, which will mainly take place through mobile app development.
With the recent increase in technology, the number of cyber attacks has also increased, which makes security an inevitable necessity for people and companies alike. It has become too dangerous to compromise with the personal data of users. Any breach can cost a fortune! So in order to engage, attract, and keep the auditory, businesses will have to provide highly secured mobile app for their users.
This is especially noticeable in mobile gaming. Businesses that generate the highest ad revenue will be more likely to end up becoming main ads sponsors.
- New monetization approaches
Typically, paid apps offer a limited number of features available for preview, hoping to convince people to purchase them. Well, this approach still proves its worth in many cases. At the same time, it is losing the popularity battle. This means that businesses will come up with something new. New monetization approaches (sponsorship, crowdfunding, in-app purchases, subscription, and freemium) are expected to become highly popular in the mobile app world. Read also: AR MOBILE DEVELOPMENT