Smartphones have provided the means for us to access the internet more readily than using a computer or laptop, for example. They also have programs in the form of mobile applications that further enhance the capabilities of such devices.
In fact, according to a report by Future Digital Report, about 80% of people are using their applications more than their device’s prebuilt web browser.
With that being said, there is no denying that app development companies should continue innovating, which is why in this article, I will talk about some of the latest trends in the industry in 2019.
A Customized App for Your Brand
Most businesses are tasked to devise their own websites to further their business operations. But, with the advent of smartphones, there is now a need for them to invest in a mobile application as well.
You see, there is no denying that the experience that using a mobile application brings is so much better and more intuitive than firing up a web browser and visiting your company’s website from there.
Not only that but you can also integrate features that you normally cannot do by using a web interface.
For a time, e-commerce was a thing and is continually going to be a thing, albeit with some changes in the way we interact online.
What I am trying to say is that before, people use their computers and laptops to shop online. They use their credit cards, make the purchase, and wait for the items to be delivered.
Well, that is no longer the case today. People make use of m-commerce apps to pay for whatever it is that they purchase online. In addition, they can use such apps to pay in local establishments as well, so long as the institution supports it.
AR and VR
Although not entirely new technologies, both AR and VR are going to take center stage in 2019. That is because more and more smartphones have capable specs now and can run multiple applications that use such technologies.
For example, a real estate agent can sell some properties by showcasing it to their prospective buyers- all without actually visiting the site. What they actually need to do would be to use both AR and VR technologies to create the scene that would help convince buyers to purchase the property.
I think by now, more and more people are making use of applications that utilize cloud computing technology. Apps like Evernote, Dropbox, and Google Notes are just some prime examples of this.
Not only is it useful for students but it is also actually useful for employees since they can have access to important documents- all by uploading them in the ‘cloud’.
Strengthened App Security
People who use mobile apps always ask the question: will my data be secure? Well, that is actually a growing concern- so much so that it prompted more prominent app development companies to look into their applications’ security across the board.
I wear a smartwatch and it is really something that I use on a daily basis. Not only will I be able to track my steps, but it can also run a couple of applications from within the watch itself. This alleviates the need to use my smartphone for just about anything.
As more and more companies release more affordable wearable devices, expect to see app developers create applications that will further enhance such gadgets.