- August 6, 2019
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- Posted by: Katherine Hoffman
Without a doubt, smartphones have become an extension of our lives in recent years. We use these devices for pretty much anything- from listening to music, setting alarms, messaging across a bevy of social media platforms, among many other things. It has been known that there are over 3 billion smartphone users in the world in 2018, but that number will rise to 5 billion come the year 2019 and beyond.On average, we use our smartphones about 265 times a day for adults and 390 times daily for people ages 15-24 (and the younger demographic).
This only tells you that it has become an inseparable part of our lives that we cannot function without it anymore- at least, not in a more effective manner.That being said, app development companies have a job to do to ensure that all of the apps that they create adhere to new standards that people will most certainly love. In today’s article, I will give you some interesting mobile app development trends to watch in 2018 and beyond.
Let’s face it, our mobile devices’ internal storage is limited. This is also true for any external medium that we can slap in it. However, those things are going to be problems of the past as more app developers are now integrating cloud-based features in their apps. Expect more of them in 2018 and beyond as it is slowly becoming the new standard.
As obesity rates are increasing all over the world, there is now a need for people to be more health-conscious. Fortunately, wearable devices are slowly becoming a thing that will help entice people to get a move on. To further enhance the functionality of these devices, app developers should create apps specifically for them to ensure that people will be enticed to improve their condition.
You might have used popular apps out there that provide you with a more personalized experience. That is actually thanks to machine learning among other things. Some popular apps that make use of the technology are Airbnb and Netflix, where the application will give you suggestions based on how you navigate and use the application. More developers will surely integrate such a feature in their applications to help give people a reason to use their apps over and over again.
Greater Focus on App Security
As more and more people are inputting their sensitive data in mobile applications, there is now an ever-increasing need for better app security. With the proliferation of mobile payment methods, you can expect that app security is going to improve from this point onward.
Improved Location-Based Services Using Beacons
Google is now improving search visibility by giving users better location-based services. For instance, restaurants can make use of beacon technology to improve their visibility in the area and so that people can easily find them.
With Google releasing Android Pay and Google Wallet in one convenient application, the rise of mobile payments is inevitable.