The year 2017 was a phenomenal year for app development. There has been an endless growing need for app development catering to the over dependency of people over smartphones. It has raised its bar from being just an optional investment to become an utmost necessity. 2017 has witnessed a lot of focus on IoT and it is expected to grow to $661.74 billion by the year 2021. 2018 will surely play a pivotal role in building awesome apps and bring notable changes to the society.
The top app development trends that will mark its way in 2018 are as follows:
1. Cloud-based App Development
Mobile apps in 2018 will hold direct cloud interaction to revolutionize the smartphone industry completely. This aspect will lead to less requirement of internal memory and will witness a sharp shoot up in cloud-based mobile app traffic. These sort of apps will directly fetch data from the cloud, thereby reducing the load on the internal memory which will prove to be beneficial for large as well small group users.
2. Accelerated Mobile Pages
Another trend which will surely impact the mobile app development is the use of Accelerated Mobile Pages which will enhance page loading on mobile devices. Besides that, it will also give the provision of isolated search index for the mobile web. Increased speed of loading pages will reduce the bounce rate and in addition, will help in increasing visitors, CTR, page ranking, easy content replacement, better ad visibility, and a lot more.
3. Machine Learning To Become An Integral Part Of Mobile Apps
2018 will see a lot of revolution around the concept of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Machine learning will enable apps to recognize complex patterns and draw useful insights by analyzing huge data. It will bring a revolutionary change in the medical domain, not only be aiding in timely diagnosis but also be devising proper treatment plan. It will send drug information, drug usage alert, etc. Predictive apps will play a major role in the upcoming year.
4. Internet of Things and Apps
Internet of Things is one of the most trending topics these days. It is also helping a lot in all sort of businesses across various domains. It will make a lot of difference in the retail business and also influence other sectors, like automotive, healthcare, education, etc. IoT will definitely make a massive impact in the world of app development this coming year. It will lead to revolutionary changes in the business domain and in the day to day lifestyle of people as well.
5. Augmented Reality To Take A Leap
AR has been quite sensational this year and will persist to be in 2018. The app world will witness a lot of AR projects that will stretch beyond games and fun. AR helps in adding digital over virtual information to give a more realistic and unambiguous outlook. AR intertwined apps will gradually seep into retail, life science, manufacturing, and many other domains.
6. All About Wearable Apps
2018 will be the year of wearable apps. Wearables have captured both the facets, one being necessary, and the other being a style statement. These apps will make a lot of impact in the healthcare domain. With Apple, Samsung and Google smartwatches already in the picture, it is all the more clear that their demand is bound to rise in 2018.
7. Improved Security
There has always been a growing demand for security. As days are passing by, smartphones are handling confidential and sophisticated data progressively, only seeking tighter security. By 2018, we will definitely witness a lot of apps in the app store with built-in security features.
8. Improved Security and Blockchain In 2018
According to a study conducted by IBM, nine in ten government firms are planning to invest in blockchain for financial transaction management, asset management, contract management and regulatory compliance purposes. Another research by Infosys says that one-third of banks are expected to adopt commercial blockchain in 2018. This said it is clear that there is going to be a growing demand for security. As days are passing by, smartphones are handling confidential and sophisticated data progressively, only seeking tighter security. By 2018, we will definitely witness a lot of apps in the app store with built-in security features. Blockchain-based security measures are expected to be implemented on mobile apps pretty soon.
2018 will be the year of innovation and implementation of latest trends. It will be the year of rapid growth for businesses, organizations, developers, manufacturers and billions of dollmobile apps. On an ending note, it is mandatory to tell you that these are a few top-notch expected trends to hit the market next year. So gear up to be at the top of your game.
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