Mobile apps have become a crucial part of today’s world. Many businesses are increasingly adopting a “mobile” approach for their services due to their benefits like ease of access, widespread availability, and more. The need for remote access due to the remote nature of work has led to an increased number of app-friendly enterprises. The global events of 2020 forced many enterprises to adopt technology-led solutions to thrive in the new normal. According to a recent report, user penetration is expected to grow from 11.1% in 2020 to 13.4% by 2024.
The market shifts of the past year have led to a variety of new trends in the mobile technology and apps market. To stay on top of it, here’s a list of the top mobile tech trends to watch out for in 2021 and beyond.
Top Mobile App Development Trends for 2021
Even though Artificial Intelligence (AI) remains in its infancy, its applications continue to grow every year. The advancements of AI like Siri and Alexa have reached everywhere and everyone! Voice-based Chatbots are leading the AI use cases all over the globe. The Gartner survey predicts a 100% increase in Chatbot adoption in the next 2-5 years. A mobile app with voice-based AI Chatbot helps businesses to deliver a user-friendly interface and enables process automation within the organization.
Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT continues to be one of the most promising trends for 2021 and beyond. With each year, IoT is increasingly finding its applications in various segments of the market. From smartphones to a smart home, IoT is enabling businesses to run their processes remotely. IoT is a cost-effective technology trend, and a lot more is yet to be discovered in this technology. IoT-enabled mobile applications are enabling businesses to redefine their customer experience.
The widespread adoption of 5G technology is just around the corner. The remote nature of work in the past year has accelerated the need for high-speed connectivity and larger bandwidth. According to a recent survey, the number of 5G connections is estimated to reach between 20 million and 100 million by 2021.
Many smartphone manufacturers have started to roll out 5G-enabled devices in order to facilitate a smoother and wider adoption of 5G technology. 5G being faster, cheaper, less energy-consuming, having a wider bandwidth, and more stable than 4G technology will enable enhanced video quality and better handling of VR, AR & 3D objects. This, in turn, will improve activities like video conferencing, remote working, online workshops, and classes among others.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and Progressive Web Applications (PWA)
Nobody likes an app or web pages that aren’t user-friendly or constantly lag or fail to load. Businesses are constantly trying to improve their user engagement by focusing on the app speed and user-friendliness of their apps. These problems are tackled by Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and Progressive Web Applications (PWA). AMP and PWA also enhance search engine visibility and in turn, help apps gain traffic.
Cloud technology has been around for quite a while now and is widely used for many technological developments. As the users have come to realize the cloud’s storage, networking, and technological capabilities, its use cases in mobile application development have been on-trend. As cloud-based applications have now become a household necessity, they are likely to become more cost-efficient with improved performance and user engagement.
With the increased use of data and remote technologies, app security is one of the top concerns for all organizations. With users using a slew of applications available on smartphones, the leakage of confidential and other information stored in applications can prove dangerous to users’ security and privacy. Hence, data security and user privacy have been and will remain key concerns for experts and users in mobile application development.
Wearable Technology And Connected Applications
Wearable technology has seen a surge in its popularity in recent years, especially in the healthcare sector. The onset of the pandemic has helped realize the importance of ‘prevention is than better cure.’ Wearables have also accelerated the trend of connected applications and sharing of data amongst various apps. This is a promising trend that will continue to grow in the years to come.
Digital transformation and the increased use of smart devices has contributed to significant growth in the app market. Businesses are racing to create a robust app with great user experience, high speed, connectivity, data sharing, security and privacy, and more. To know how you can create such a robust app for your business, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.