Mobile applications have been the center of innovation for many years. With the ever-growing market and modern technologies coming up, it is tough to stay relevant and competitive. With the largest market penetration and flexibility, mobile devices prove to be the best device to be targeted by businesses. While all these statements are true, it should be noted that moving to mobile app development services isn't something new for a company especially in 2018.
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Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
At present, AR and VR are used widely for development of gaming and entertainment apps. The developers use AR to deliver a live view of the real-world environment and VR to recreate real-life situations or environment. With major tech companies increasing investment in AR and VR projects, the demand for the technologies will surge in 2018. Most developers will explore ways to create innovative apps by leveraging AR and VR. VR will be used widely for development of games, whereas AR will be used for developing enterprise apps for various industries – healthcare, retail, real estate, and engineering.
A steady increase is being noted in the number of enterprises developing, testing, and deploying mobile apps in the cloud. The cloud technologies further enable small businesses and start-ups to launch and manage mobile apps smoothly without investing in physical infrastructure. The cloud technologies will remain one of the important mobile app development trends in 2018. The developers will further leverage cloud technologies to create mobile apps that interact with users over the internet by overcoming internal memory constraints. They can further improve the performance of a mobile app significantly by making it fetch data directly from the cloud.
On-Demand Service Delivery
Within a short span of time, on-demand apps have become an integral part of modern lifestyle. Many users nowadays use on-demand apps to avail a variety of services – taxi, food delivery, laundry, cleaning and beauty. They even prefer on-demand apps to conventional mobile apps to avail required services in a quick and convenient way, while availing easy payment options. The massive popularity of on-demand apps will persuade many enterprises to boost revenue by delivering on-demand services to customers in 2018.
IoT and Wearables
In 2018, two technologies will change the way mobile apps are developed – Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices. At present, users do not have option to install app directly on their wearable devices. But both watchOS and Android Wear enable users to pair their wearable devices with a variety of devices and equipments. Hence, developers have to create new apps to enhance the capability of wearable devices and interact with other devices. At the same time, the machine-to-machine communication facilitated by IoT will make developers to create mobile apps that deliver unified user experience by exchanging data with a variety of connected devices.
Artificial intelligence has enabled many exciting features in mobile apps like recommendation engines, personalized experience, behavioral targeting etc. Apart from these features, it has also enabled the use of chatbots in mobile apps. Chatbots are AI-powered tools that can stimulate human conversations.
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