Considering, observing, comparing and evaluating, well it seems like innovations and progression in the field of technology have really set out on fire!! Isn’t it? Changing years in terms of the invention has unfolded marvelous ideas which truly come up with numerous hidden surprises. Among them are the mobile phones which were once simple portable devices used to stay in touch with friends and family. But now it has been transformed to smartphones which include a wide variety of mobile applications that surely persists to be the fundamental force behind our digital experiences.
Undoubtedly, the mobile application market is developing at very fast pace, encompassing tremendous fascinating attractions, quick and friendly interfaces and much more, hence facilitating its users at their best. In response to it, the mobile developer population has shown a remarkable increase and the number of mobile applications has reached out to set new heights. Moreover, the revenue generating from the mobile app industry is also escalating incredibly.
Assessing the present circumstances, our expectations from the future of mobile apps is something that is truly astounding and has the capacity of leading us to the world of new breathtaking trends.
What mobile Apps will be used in the future?
Nowadays, we can have the applications installed on our smart devices for all walks of life. Keeping in mind the current scenario, mobile applications are supposed to progress and outshine in the years to come. So, what is exactly up for the future of mobile apps? What are the key trends in mobile application development that are being primarily focused by the developers and are going to dominate the app stores? Well, let us explore the key trends and come up with the mobile applications that are more likely to be used on our smart devices in future.
Augmented Reality; the game changer:
Augmented reality exhibits the combination of two worlds, where the users can take a view of the real world and then add computerized graphics to the scene, hence ensure to generate a miraculous experience for the users.
The Augmented Reality (AR) technology has gained a massive recognition by bringing a revolution in the gaming industry via media sensation of 2016 – ‘Pokemon Go’, a game that embraces Augmented Reality to deliver a real-life Pokemon experience and was easily accessible on all the smart handsets, both iOS, and Android. After its huge success, it has been speculated that AR is going to be the major moving trend of the time to come which is believed to get far beyond the gaming zone, making its way towards hospitals, schools, offices and even in your living rooms.
Over the upcoming years AR experiences will start appearing more frequently in traditional mobile apps too. Speaking of the most widespread brand in the field of smartphones, ‘Apple’ has now successfully introduced its AR-kit which allows the developers to use the camera and sensors of the devices to produce augmented reality mobile applications.
Cloud-driven mobile apps to spread out excessively:
Instead of working on your device, cloud-driven applications run on servers and function in the cloud storage. They are not downloaded, and the developers have to write only one version of their mobile app, and any device with a browser and internet can have its access.
According to some recent surveys, cloud-driven apps will be able to attract 90% of the entire mobile data traffic in the coming years. Therefore in future, it may not be surprising to see high powered mobile applications able to recover data from the cloud and occupy less space in the internal memory of smartphone devices.
Enterprise apps to grow popular:
Enterprise mobile app is a software platform for medium- and large-scale companies that deliver secure and high-performing solutions to the enterprise problems that serve at all levels. It is an application that purely belongs to an organization and is used only by the workers of that organization. With the passage of time, business owners have started to feel that enterprise apps are beneficial to them and they are ready to plan out to increase their investment in them.
Some of the most common types of enterprise apps are:
- Industry-specific apps
- Task-based employee apps
- Inventory apps
- Human resource apps
- Field force automation apps
- Sales process management apps
- Internal corporate training apps
- Approval apps
- General productivity apps and more
Location-based services to gain wide acceptance:
Location-based apps are the apps that offer services depending on user’s location as identified using GPS or data from the cell tower and Wi-Fi. There are several types of location-based services which include:
Searching for various facilities and places which include restaurants, health professionals, timetables for public transport and more.
Tracking geolocation of family members and friends.
Sending push notifications/drop messages that allow earning points that can be exchanged for discounts or gift certificates at a certain shop and much more. Companies can use information about a customer’s location; combined with details about that person’s purchasing history and send personalized offers to a smartphone when the customer walks into a store. Isn’t it fabulous!!?
Location awareness is one of the unique features of mobile applications. Mobile users take their devices with them everywhere, and adding location awareness to your app offers users a more contextual experience.
In this regard, Radar company have started providing a location platform for mobile apps which allows you to add location context and tracking to your apps with just a few lines of simple code. In this overview, They introduce three core features of Radar, Geofences, Insights, and Places. Companies can use their developer tools (the SDK, the API & Integrations).
Follow these three simple & easy steps to get started:
1 – Start tracking: Let’s Integrate the (SDK) to start tracking your users. Or you can test with Radar’s toolkit apps for iOS or Android.
2 – Add context: You can easily generate contextual events by creating Geofences, turning on Insights, or turning on Places.
3 – Handle events: Handle events client-side or server-side via webhooks or integrations.
Radar Geofencing feature is more powerful than native iOS or Android geofencing, with the cross-platform support for unlimited geofences, polygon geofences, and stop detection. Read more about Geofences.
With this Radar Insights feature you can learn a user’s approximate home & work locations and tell you when a user is at work, at home or traveling. Learn more about Insights.
Radar can tell you when a user visits a place, chain, or category, even if you haven’t set up a Geofence for that place.
Radar is integrated with Facebook Places, the same place database that powers Facebook and Instagram, with over 140M places worldwide. Learn more about Places.
Mobile security applications:
With increased dependence on smartphones in terms of accessing bank applications and other private data, mobile security is next big thing. Therefore, mobile security apps will see a higher demand in the coming years.
Chatbots sure to become more common:
The chatbot is a messaging app based on the core technology of artificial intelligence, and machine language will let you interact with people. Defining a bit more, it can be said that Chatbots basically lives on the existing messaging applications that are already jamming with billions of active users. It offers greater flexibility which does not only allow you to talk to your friends and family but also facilitate you with its more attractive features and services.
- Offers richer browsing capabilities
- Allows conducting personalized interaction with customers
- More cost-effective customer services
- Effortless business transactions
- Booking tickets
- Riding a taxi
- Weather, shopping, shipping information and updates,
- Processing orders, holidays gift guide, etc.
- Quick and easy accessibility on your mobile devices.
- Personalized conversation
- Self-service available 24/7.
Chatbots with its essential features and facilities have opened up the opportunities to connect, learn and innovate and surely we will see it being the significant part of businesses and our lifestyles in the near future.
How will mobile apps empower us?
It is always the convenience that matters a lot in this hectic living. With the evolution of mobile applications, it has terrifically transformed various industries in terms of reshaping their productivity, efficiency and customer service. On the other hand, when talking about consumers, the comfort and easiness it offers attract them the most.
Let us see how mobile apps really have and will continue to empower us in future:
- Mobile apps are a constant reminder of your business
- Mobile apps increase customer engagement
- Allows you to have an official interaction with customers
- Easily meets the targeted customer
- Gives more value to the customers, thus gaining customer loyalty
- Massive chance to grow E-business
- Enhanced sales and a good amount of revenue generated
- Mobile Apps will empower healthcare consumers
- Let the local governments solve social issues
- Businesses (traveling industry, Manufacturing corporations and much more) will be able to gain massive success via expanding their businesses through mobile applications.
- Offers amazing shopping experience to the clients
- Mobile applications may offer a trendy lifestyle guide
- Permits free advertisement for your job
- Makes you more comfortable
- Mobile apps are the best social media platform
- Enhances the visibility of your brand
- Mobile apps aid promotion and offers great support
- Boosts curiosity of the clients
- Mobile Apps reduce costs
- Increase accessibility
- Increase exposure
- Improves Efficiency
- Ease of Project Management
- Record Digital Files for Accountability
- Easy to Maintain
The Bright Future of Mobile Applications:
Well after exploring the mobile applications that are supposed to create much hype all across the globe in the near future, it can be clearly depicted that mobile apps have already and also will create a major shift in the consumer as well as the enterprise technology markets.
As more establishments consider developing and deploying their own apps, the need to keep up with consumer apps is a vital challenge. To keep up with the future of mobile app development, organizations should take indications from the consumer market and focus on user experience.
Apps are no longer limited to a single platform. With the development of HTML5, the future of mobile application will see hybrid mobile applications and will work for all platforms. Moreover, The IoT (Internet of Things) will help us control things around us via applications
Technology has made us all very lazy but what I believe the best is still to come along with the development of enterprise and AR-based Apps.
And yes! How can we forget Geolocation apps that will pair consumer preferences and location to provide real insights about customer inclinations? So, mainly from retail to healthcare, these applications are supposed to revamp the industries by transforming how companies interact with customers. The capability of identifying the location of a customer at any time opens up the door of apparently endless sales, marketing, and business opportunities.
With the use of Google Maps for directions and location-based taxi apps like Uber, consumers have already experienced the first generation of geolocation-based apps. The next generation of apps will broaden the scope of geolocation like hospitals, restaurants, and casinos can use them to help consumers navigate their facilities.
So, the significance of the mobile apps development cannot be denied. Talking about the prevailing situations, building mobile applications are becoming the integral element of our digital environment and its demand is increasing day by day. Moreover, mobile apps market trends show that it will continue to generate higher and higher revenue in the foreseeable future. Thus it is advisable for the businesses to keep an eye on these trends to align their mobile application development strategies.