Mobile App (Android & iOS) Development Trends in 2017
Have you ever wondered why the new coffee shop become the talk of the town? Why do people go crazy whenever a new phone is launched? Why, your little niece is so fond of the new dress which you just bought her? The reason behind all of this is to enjoy the novelty. Frankly, just because it’s ‘NEW.’ Be it a new house or a new friend or a new hair cut, anything which is brand new, unusual or different tend to catch our eyes. Like any other business, app development also needs to provide something new to its users.
The degree of innovation and the level of ability to adapt and apply the new technologies, strategies and development tools is one of the priorities of an appreneur to survive in the sea of millions of apps. That’s why the android and iOS app development company in India prefer using the new tools and technologies rather than doing it in an outdated way. Adapting to the latest trends will save you from boring your users with the same-old stuff and avoids falling behind.
Agree or not — 2016 has been a profitable year for the entrepreneurs and IT & corporate sectors. Some of the state-of-the-art technologies like Internet of Things (IOT), Beacon Technology and Wearables have paved the way for ‘Enterprise mobility management’ (EMM) which is an integrated approach focused on managing the smartphones, tablets, wireless networks and other computing devices in a workplace. Let’s check out the latest trends followed in the mobile app development for 2016.
1. HTML5 Apps
Every android and iOS app development company in India knows the importance of developing an app in the native language. But this hybrid programming language has become the recent traction among the developers as it provides excellent performance and smarter storage for app development. With the simple and clear doctype declaration, built-in audio and video playback and offline cache facilities, HTML5 is growing bigger and better. In fact, it’s the future of app development.
2. IoT and Wearables
The Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables are the best trends to watch out for. IoT is all about networking the internet-based connected devices with an embedded sensor or software to receive and exchange data. According to Cisco, by 2020 there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet. Therefore, it is the right time to kick off your app.
Needless to say, wearables have become an integral part of our day-to-day activities. There are smart glasses, watches, fitness trackers and many other wearable gadgets. In addition to that, VR is a top-notch device which generates a realistic three-dimensional environment. More than being a smartphone peripheral, wearables have become an indispensable part of Internet of Things. So better be sensible of these two trends as they are not going to change in the foreseeable future.
3. Cloud Storage
In recent times, cloud storage apps have become a milestone in the mobile app development. Cloud-based apps like Dropbox, Microsoft 365 and Zendesk are zooming in popularity among the corporate crowd and the enterprises. This overwhelming response for the cloud storage device is mainly due to two reasons. Above all, cloud supports flexible storage capacity. When your demand increases, you can scale up your storage facility, and while your demand decreases, it’s easy it to scale it down, too. Secondly, cloud storage allows the IT employees to access their document from any device at anywhere. Thus ensuring mobility without ruining the productivity.
4. Data Analytics
As enterprises have moved to IoT, the biggest challenge they will ever face is managing the data. Millions of devices will receive and send data and be tracking these data needs a special consideration without which the process is incomplete.
Same applies to the mobile app development. If you are a developer, you’ll know the importance of data analytics in the year 2016. Guessing your growth won’t help you anymore, but tracking it saves you from falling into pitfalls.
5. User Experience
Before getting into the need for some awesome app design, let’s look at this shocking stats-“nearly 52% of users said that a bad mobile experience made them less likely to engage with a company.” This statistic might ring a bell in your mind why you should focus on the user experience. When the potential users open your app for the first time, your UI will act as the storefront to support your content and further lead them to use your app. Simple yet elegant designs, captivating themes and skins, rich animations, easy to use features can make your app, the stalwart of a rich user experience.
6 . Mobile Security
Another biggest challenge faced by the corporate sectors and enterprises is securing the millions of data received from a wide range of devices. Even consumer apps like Twitter and Facebook have upgraded their app security. The ‘Multifactor authentication’ is one such feature which will make your app safe and secure. For example, Google offers a two-factor authentication by which you will receive a 6-digit password/code when you attempt to sign in from other systems.
Every Android and iOS app development company in India should adopt the latest security technologies to ensure hackers won’t break through the valuable data and information of the users.
7. Mobile Commerce
With no doubt, mobile commerce has become a part of our lives. The higher the number of smartphone users, the greater the need for developing an m-commerce app. Juniper has rightly said, “over 2 billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017.” So, it’s the time to develop your m-commerce app.