2017 was another great year for app development and mobile devices. The mobile apps are in the mainstream now and an enormous number of users is already relying on latest apps. What does the future of mobile app development hold this year? 2018 will see further innovative apps coming out, along with the growth of modern technology. Here are some mobile app trends that will grow in 2018:
Through the use of advanced analysis techniques, cognitive interfaces within complex systems and machine learning techniques, AI will provide powerful ideas that users have never seen before. Due to these advances, the likes of Google, IBM, eBay and Facebook have begun to acquire expert startups in Artificial Intelligence.
Augmented reality applications are already in use and will be in the limelight during 2018. These apps will be mainly oriented to games and simulators. Pokemon Go, iOnRoad, Sky Siege and myNav are some brilliant examples of Artificial Reality. Dominating the App Store, these mobile games prove that AR has a great potential to influence app trends in 2018.
Mobile Application Security
Security continues to be the main concern for developers due to the amount of personal information it stores. The overall growth of the industry, billions of users, third-party SDKs everywhere and the vast number of user information saved by companies make huge security concerns for mobile app developers across the world.
Mobile devices have become more complex and powerful, but many users don’t want to install GB’s worth of apps on their phones. Cloud-based apps have reinterpreted the entire hierarchy of storage in mobile devices. Through cloud computing, the user can install a small app which is connected to the cloud where all its data is accessible on-demand.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things is shaping the future of mobile apps so that users can control smart home devices and other electronics. Analysts predict a major change in IoT. There are already apps available that allow users to manage different things from Smartphones and other digital devices. Therefore, the development of apps focused on IoT will be a clear trend in 2018.
The development of chatbots is certainly a growing trend. Through them, businesses and e-commerce retailers seek to interact and answer quick questions customers. We expect the demand for this type of apps to keep increasing.