As per a survey, 179 billion mobile applications were downloaded per year by 1 billion smartphones.
Technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, and the cloud have gained prominence throughout the 2010s. Laying the groundwork for more connected and automated workplaces moving forward.
Leveraging a mobile device is an integral part of professional life in 2019 and beyond. The fact that owning a smartphone has become the norm means that businesses of all kinds need to capitalize on mobile technology in order to stay competitive. Here are the most prominent mobile application development trends we foresee in 2020.
Let’s start with some new technologies —
1. Cloud Technology:
a. Internet-based computing.
b. Use a network of remote servers.
c. Process shared resources and data of computers and other devices.
a. It’s a system of tools and technology can connect various application, systems and
IT environments for real-time exchange of data and process.
b. Once combined, the data and integrated cloud services can then be accessed by
multiple devices over a network.
As we know, with the cloud, a business can run simultaneously. So there are some additional features of cloud—
1. Multi-tenant model:
By using this model, the cloud service provider provides services to multiple customers as their demand. There are various physical and virtual demands assigned from the client-side. But clients have no control or information over the location of the shared resources.
2. Self-service on-demand:
Both consumer and the service provider can monitor the server uptime, capabilities, and allotted network storage.
3. Vast Network Access:
User can access and upload or delete files from the cloud from anywhere with the help of the device and network connection.
Because of one time investment, a host can buy the storage or a small part of it can be provided to many companies. It saves the owner’s monthly as well as yearly cost also.
5. Boosted Apps:
With lower latency and higher speed, the applications run on the lower cloud storage.
There are many Cloud-based applications available :
Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, IDrive, Microsoft Onedrive, Amazon Drive etc.
2. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality:
Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality able to add digital elements and can create a real live view by using the camera of the mobile phone. As an example, The Pokemon Go.
Virtual Reality: Using the VR devices Virtual Reality can create a world by blocking the physical world, and a person can see, hear and feel that 360-degree world. As an example, Google Translate.
Some key trends of AR and VR for 2020:
1. AR and VR Increases with AI:
AI (artificial intelligence) technology which allows computers to understand what they are “seeing” through cameras, is essential to the operation of AR, allowing objects in the user’s field of vision to be identified and labeled. We can expect the machine learning algorithms that enable these features to become increasingly sophisticated and capable.
2. Both AR and VR use for Education Purpose:
Both technologies have obvious use cases in education. Virtual environments allow students to practice anything from construction to flight to surgery without the risks associated with real-world training. While augmented environments mean, information can be passed to the student in real-time on objectives, hazards or best-practice.
So,We can expect to see more apps with AR and VR in 2020 and more creative uses for the technologies. For example, social media platforms are using AR filters that can turn human faces and other images into digital characters, allowing companies to market their products to younger audiences.
AR and VR are also disrupting several industries by bringing products and services to the home. IKEA Place, for instance, allows users to see a realistic picture of what a piece of furniture would look like in their home. The education sector is also set to benefit from apps like Google Expeditions, which takes students on a virtual tour of a historic site. Also, retail companies are using AR to create virtual fitting rooms and streamline the shopping experience.
3. M-Wallet and Payment Applications:
More mobile applications are making use of mobile wallets and payment gateways since these forms of payment are more secure than many alternatives. The latest mobile wallets offer the highest level of encryption in the payment space. As a result, the mobile payment space will reach an estimated $503 billion by 2020, according to Business Insider.
A growing number of banks are also offering mobile banking services, encouraging consumers to manage their money via their mobile devices. People like having alternatives when making digital payments, which is why several businesses offer support for payments completed using cryptocurrencies.
It’s only a matter of time before making payments through your mobile device is the norm, garnering more revenue than credit or debit cards.
4. The Blockchain Technology:
Blockchain uses decentralized ledgers to transfer information from one place to another. It serves as the backbone of cryptocurrencies due to its ability to securely complete transactions from any place in the world to another in seconds with low payment fees.
However, blockchain has uses beyond cryptocurrencies. For instance, blockchain allows for the creation of decentralized mobile apps—meaning apps that are not owned by anyone. As such, the mobile app industry is slated to become more decentralized moving forward. These apps operate using smart contracts, which are computer protocols that ensure that all parties follow the agreement in a manner that can be tracked. This ability is especially useful for industries such as the real estate field in which contracts are critical.
The global blockchain distributed ledger is slated to reach roughly $5.43 billion by 2020, according to Allied Market Research. Thanks to the consistency, security, and flexibility of the technology, more and more mobile apps will use blockchain moving forward.
In the coming years, we will see mobile applications adopt more sophisticated technologies to create a more immersive and secure mobile experience. Businesses will continue to leverage mobile apps to streamline operations and improve the customer experience as more people rely on mobile devices to complete everyday tasks.
Having a mobile app is important for businesses to stay competitive, but first, you need to select a group of developers to work with. The team at SevenTablets specializes in custom mobile app development and offers services in many cutting-edge technologies, such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing. Whatever your vision for your mobile app is, we can bring it to life.