Communication and technology have always been dynamic more than anything else. The advancement has been tremendous. We have entered a time where apps are ruling our lifestyles and our mobile phones.
Since the inception of the smartphone, mobile app development has also been the most dynamic. The trends have been changing fastly and app developers have to keep up with those trends to create something meaningful.
These are the trends that have been most successful in this year and are expected to dominate the market more ahead –
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is the revolutionary process in which machines (usually computer systems) are simulating human intelligence in itself. This technology has been here for some time now and it has dominated the market since the start. A report from International Data Corporation has evaluated the revenue of AI to reach up to $40 billion by the next year.
Machine learning, which is the ability of the machine to automatically learn and improve from the experiences. Machine Learning has not risen to that level as compared to AI but it is also going very steadily.
- Internet of Things (IoT)
In the simplest terms, the Internet of Things is the network of interconnected smart gadgets.
IoT has taken every industry by storm including e-commerce, transportation, education, healthcare, and construction. IoT is also proving to be the most important technology for the global smart city market. According to these figures by Forbes, IoT revenue is expected to rise to $520 billion by the year 2021.
Apart from wearable gadgets (that we are going to discuss in this article), there are plenty of other things that are using this technology. Several industries are transforming normal household things like electronics and door locks into gadgets. These ground-breaking gadgets have their sensors, circuits, and software to connect them with your phones.
- Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)
AR and VR technologies are only expected to get bigger than they already are. The most attractive thing about these features is that they increase interactivity.
Pokemon Go launched in 2016 made use of the AR in the best way and many other games have followed in its footsteps. The technology is not only limited to games but it has also been used by social media giants like Instagram and Snapchat. These platforms are integrating AR camera filters to intensify the selfie-taking experience and users are absolutely loving it.
And if we talk about figures, Statista has released this ground-breaking report according to which, AR & VR technology global revenue is expected to reach up to $209 billion by the year 2022 – magical figures for any company or any technology.
- Wearable Apps & Devices
Wearable devices, mostly, smartwatches and fitness bands, are gaining popularity day by day. This fact is clear by the figures released by Statista, according to which, the number of wearable devices will rise to 929 million by 2021 from 453 million in 2017.
The popularity is rightly deserved because the benefits of a fitness band are momentous; so much so, that it has become an integral part of people’s lives.
Apart from the medical fields, companies like Uber and Zomato are also investing in wearables.
These virtual assistants known as ChatBots are an exceptional way to respond in real-time to your customers. This technology saves humans from the tedious and repetitive work of telling different users the same thing over and over again. It also increases customer satisfaction because now they don’t have to wait until an employee is assigned to them to solve their queries.
Now that integrating the ChatBots is easy because of advancements in AI, ChatBots are expected to increase its global revenue immensely to around $1.25 billion by the year 2025.
Half of the year is gone and we have already seen how much these trends are gaining reputation. These app development trends are going to be here for some time until new exciting trends come up. But it would surely take time to replace something as revolutionary as IoT. So, keep checking our website for anything new that comes up. Until then, happy developing!