Whether it’s something personal or public or a skill, everything can be done via mobile applications. In fact, there is a 90% chance that you are reading this in one of the mobile applications itself. This is where the future of technology lies.
And there is a lot of potential and exponential amount of revenues left to be earned, and that is why none of the technology or application based companies are taking it not seriously, each one of these companies is taking their interface and Artificial intelligence game a notch higher.
And so here are the top trends of development to watch out for mobile apps in 2019:
1. Mobile Wallets and Payment Gateways
Frictionless payment methods are what customers want from all the apps they use. There has been a gradual but important change in the ways that users prefer to shop. We have slowly moved from cash to credit, debit, to mobile wallets, and digital currencies across the world.
Mobile commerce has thus become a preferred shopping mode. So, for businesses, to be able to create a great app experience is really important.
2. Mobile Security Platforms
Yes, it is not something new, but with Uber stepping out of the closet and accepting the hackings, and even Facebook and Google admitting their security failures, app developers will be looking to invest more and more in cybersecurity, given it is directly linked to users’ data privacy.
3. Chatbots Will Turn Good To Great
As per Statista, which is the online statistics market research portal, the worldwide Chatbot market was worth 190.8 million U.S. dollars in 2016, and it is expected to increase up to 1250 million by 2025.
ChatBots can be programmed as little assistants inside the applications. Thanks to solutions available on the web using which we can effortlessly add chatbots to applications without any coding. This can be a really good solution for customer service inside the application, and it additionally opens new and better ways of connecting with users.
4. The Era Of AR, VR Is Still Far
VR is cool, but there is no doubt that it is a little far from affecting our lives as it simply isn’t practical beyond highly specialized and gaming applications in the present marketplace yet. 2019 will be the era of VR’s small brother AR – Augmented Reality.
AR has discovered hundreds of useful cases in big business workforce training, which means it’s not just cool, it’s useful. And that’s what technology should be all about. Despite the fact that some think it can be slow, most trust AR’s development will increase in 2019.
5. Accelerated Pages
Accelerated Pages, The trend of developing accelerated mobile pages is now more subtle than before. The turning point for this trend was when Google presented the AMP project to the public. Thanks to this technology, the loading of pages into mobile gadgets have been made fast. Accelerated pages will help make sure that web applications will run fast. The failure rate should also decrease. As for the advantages of the AMP project (Accelerated Mobile Pages), they are multifaceted. First of all, the number of visitors is increasing. Pages get better rating and advertisements become more visible. The analysis of visitor behavior is made simple, and the failure rates are decreased. It becomes easier to put out content.
6. Beacons Technology
Beacons technology, this technology is not something very new in the market. Therefore, it can be argued that recent trends have changed it or transformed it. The standard was set last year. Beacons became more simple and understandable for the ordinary user. For them, more useful functionality and applications have been made. This technology development in the future is unquestionable, but it will be smoother and will be measured only.
7. Wear Is In Gear
No wonder this is a trend that’s not going to be considered cool and useful not only in 2019 but for the many more years to come. Every hand will be having a smart-watch connected to their smartphone. They track every little thing for you. The calories burnt, steps walked, heart rate, hours slept, food intake and much more. The market for wearables is on the boom and the number of connected wearable devices across the world is expected to reach over 830 million in 2020.
8. Geo-location and motion sensing
The smart-phones nowadays are preferred to come with the location sensing technology. Not all are like that, but very soon in the coming future, most of the devices will be provisioned with motion sensing and geo-location tech. Apps with motion sensing are the best ways to the outcome the problems like power saving, anti-theft, and security issues in the coming time. Coming to the location-based apps, they are a good fit for gamers, fitness apps, and also for the vehicle navigation.