A decade ago, there was hardly a sign of mobile phones, that too very simple ones, just to make and receive calls and messages. The phones with a camera used to be an achievement for an individual. Now, is an era of Internet and smartphones where people rely themselves on the latest technologies. Be it an online shopping, ordering favorite cuisine, booking a flight or calling a cab all these daily routine activities can be simply done by using relevant mobile apps.
Do you know that Apple App Store has accepted the submission of around 1000 apps per day with 53,942 yearly submissions in 2015. Supposedly, it has been predicted that the total number of smartphone users is likely to go beyond 2.15 billion in 2016 that means an annual rise of probably 13%.
Let us have a look what 2016 has in its pockets for Mobile App Development:
Wearable Technology And Devices
“Smarter” is the term that is technically making the smartphones to transform into a center of personalized network that constitutes a variety of wearable gadgets and it includes smart watches, smart displays such as smart jewelry, Google Glass and healthcare sensors that can be worn out on the bodies to detect any kind of sense. Besides all this technology, in the coming future apparel and footwear will be introduced with various kinds of sensors. And eventually, this technology will enable to thrive in all the spheres of our daily routine including fashion, hobbies, health and skin care and much more.
Thriving cloud technology will continue to play an essential role in mobile app development due to an upward shift in the use of mobile devices. This is making the app developers to be more focused to work towards the ability of integrating and synchronizing mobile apps. This cloud driven technology will help mobile app developers to work on functionalities that can be used on any mobile device with much alike data and features. Multiple organizations have started working on cloud based mobile app development platforms.
Mobile Banking and M-commerce
Recent studies have concluded that 19% of commercial sales are either coming through a smartphone or tablet. Analysts have also analyzed that this trend will continue in the upcoming years as people are more adapting these m-commerce solutions. Whether it is about transferring money or shopping online, use of mobile phones has become as smart as using debit or credit cards while shopping. This means developers will focus more on developing mobile apps that can do transactions simply using credit cards.
Internet Of Things
Likewise wearable technology, Internet of Things is getting a great attention. Though it is just the beginning, the concept is expected to gain more popularity and high expectations with brand new innovations and applications.
Although some companies are still underestimating the power of IoT on their market criteria. It is highly recommendable for them to measure the impact of IoT on their business targets. As IoT will be everywhere, developers should urge to develop flexible mobile apps so as to embrace new experiences and opportunities.
User Experience Through App Analytics And Big Data
The user experience has become the priority and will lead the technology in the coming future. As the demand and use of electronic gadgets, smartphones and wearable devices is increasing with time and again, app user experience is becoming more critical than before. More challenges will come in the way and here, data analytics will play a crucial role by providing a help to app developers in order to bring some improvements in the user experience. So, never think of separating the successful mobile app development from app analytics or big data.
HTML5 and other related development tools will be in much demand and gain more popularity in 2016. It will be due to enhanced technology that enterprises will adopt ‘hybrid’ as the prime source of technology for mobile apps. Mobile apps will be mainly built using hybrid frameworks like Intel XDK, Sencha Touch or Mobile Angular UI which are far different from development of native apps. That’s why, it will be important for developers to keep an eye on the hybrid technologies.