In an era where mobile app development touches every aspect of our lives, apps are the best way to develop new horizons for your business.
However, finding the idea that will make millions is not easy. The concept of the application along with requirement gathering techniques is a crucial part of app development, right after finding the talented mobile developer who will make your wildest aspirations come true. While mobile apps are one of the mainstays of the field, in this article we will talk about trends in mobile app development and usage.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are a hybrid of web pages and native apps. They can be stored on the smartphone desktop without going through the installation process (which is where some users “fall off”). And one of the main advantages is easier development.
We see progressive web apps as a trend because they are accessible, adaptable, and a number of large companies have already reported an increase in user engagement through them.
Apps for Wearable Devices
Wearable devices are becoming increasingly popular, also due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, trackers helped analyze human health, and in May 2020, the United States unveiled the first wearable device to monitor COVID-19.
In addition, smartwatches and other wearable devices are making their way into everyday life, which means that apps need to work not only on desktops or smartphones but also on wearable devices.
Apps for flexible screens
Although mobile devices with flexible screens are not leading the market, that could change in the near future. According to Statista, cited by Net Solutions, there will be 50 million such devices on the market in 2022. Therefore, they should not be forgotten about in the development strategy of the mobile application.
Beacon technology appeared in 2013, and since then it has spread considerably. The essence is to communicate with the user’s device via Bluetooth – by means of beacons placed nearby. And this technology makes it possible to provide a convenient user experience – for example, to build interactive maps and routes, and to show advertisements. Beacons are also used for VR and mobile payments. Apple and Google introduced a Bluetooth contact tracking system in 2020, it allows mobile devices to receive signals about contacts with users infected with the coronavirus.
All of this leads to the fact that beacon technology will continue to evolve and be used by apps developers.
We’re used to an app being designed for a specific task. For example, communication. Or finding a product and making a purchase. Super apps combine several functions. And they are very popular in Asia. Net Solutions cites the example of the Natural AI program, where you can order food, buy clothes, and buy a plane ticket, all in one app. In fact, the trend towards super-apps can also be seen in the fact that even Facebook, which we know, goes beyond the usual social network and offers opportunities to buy or sell goods.
P2P stands for peer-to-peer transactions between two individuals. According to eMarketer, cited by Net Solutions, mobile transactions will reach $612.23 billion by 2023. And that means the P2P app market has a big future.
On-demand applications are evolving every year. These include cab ordering, grocery delivery, and more. The demand for such programs is not expected to decrease in 2022.