In this blog, we are going to tell you the latest mobile application development trends in 2017. Please don’t forget to leave your comment at the end of the blog.
Since the starting of the evolution of the modernization, you all have been hearing that trends will come and go, nothing sustains or lasts long. But the important thing is, you too have to make that change along with the evolving trends. A similar thing goes for the mobile application development industry. This industry is getting evolved in such a rapid speed that we can see something new in it every day.
Last year (2016) has been a vulnerable but versatile year for this industry. The running year (2017) has also been an exciting year till now with a lot of new innovations and inventions. The instant blooming mobile application development companies are basically a result of increasing smartphone users in the world, as the smartphone manufacturers are now providing affordable smartphones at a cheaper rate.
Future Mobile Application development Trends in 2017
Here is the list of mobile application development trends in 2017, You never know before:
It is the initial factor, which is necessary for having a sound user experience. Effective display of data and content on your mobile user interface can undoubtedly attract more users on your application. Designers of some successful mobile applications like Instagram, Pinterest, and Wunderlist have developed intuitive designs and interactive interfaces, for making them easy to use yet responsive applications.
Moreover, designers nowadays are also building up applications, which can accommodate various mobile challenges like user interruption and partial user attention. The applications today are also taking complete advantage of some technologies with novel features like circular design pattern, interactive content layers cards, and manipulation of content.
According to some reports from IDC, 79 million of wearable devices were shipped in 2015, which further got a great hike of 29 percent in 2016 and went up to 101.9 million units.
Apple and Microsoft played a vast role in bringing the change from basic to smart wearables by introducing their Apple Watch and Microsoft Hololens respectively. This makes these wearables one more way to improvise the human-machine relationship. These wearables will then need to communicate with mobile applications to deliver information to any other device.
This will help in the improvement of a wide range of services in areas like sport, fitness, fashion, hobbies and healthcare. Hence, we can conclude that collaboration of wearable devices with smartphones will surely influence the next generation of mobile application development strategies.
Swift- The Demanding Language
Generally, the main purpose of the Swift programming language is to increase the speed of app creation whereas reducing overall cost. Swift is the programming language, which is used to develop iOS applications. This language offers some ravishing features, which have never been experienced by the developers in other native languages. One of the biggest highlighting features of it is Interactive Playgrounds, which allows developers to make changes to any snippet of code, without having to recompile and fix errors in order to see a result set on an emulator or device.
Some of the other highlighting features of Swift programming language are Automated Memory Management and Inferred Types. Moreover, Apple has also introduced the interoperability between the objective-C programming language and Swift, by which developers dont need to rewrite all of their Objective-C applications for Apple smartphones and tablets. This language undoubtedly has a great significance in mobile application development sector today.
Internet of Things
According to some reports from Gartner, the number of the connected devices will reach up to 26 billion by 2020 that will include hundreds of smart objects like toys, LED light bulbs, sports equipment, domestic appliances, medical devices, and controllable power sockets etc. These domestic objects are said to work as a part of Internet of Things and will be operated through an app on your smartphone or tablet.
Smartphone or tablet will work as a remote control system, which will display and analyze your information. Leading organizations like Microsoft along with its enterprise software vendors likes SAP, its Intelligent System Service and its Internet of Things Solutions, have also started to apply Internet of Things capabilities to their products.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly well-known and globally appreciated technology, which has introduced the way of a new era of human-machine interaction. Many leading organizations like Google are betting a lot of money on this technology along with a belief that AI is the future of the technology world.
The powerful combination of AI with mobile applications is changing the face of technology and will take it to a whole new level in the coming future. The rapid enhancement in the use of AI technology in mobile app development has shown that this technology can be used as a panacea for the business growth and user engagement.
Some examples of trending mobile app technology with AI are Siri from Apple, Google assistance, and Cortana from Microsoft.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Even the people who dont know much about mobile application development industry are completely aware of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). These technologies have become very advanced in last few years, whose result can be seen as a great revolution in gaming and entertainment industries.
In 2016, various VR-based games like Sky Siege, Pokemon Go, myNav, and iOnRoad were introduced and took the breath of the users. Moreover, several VR devices like Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and much more also played the role of a show stopper in 2016. The VR and AR technologies are continuously enhancing with a rapid speed and will surely go further for travel apps, live streaming, and even treating phobias and psychological disorders in coming years.
Cross Platform Development
Cross Platform applications are basically the apps which can be used on different mobile applications like Android, Windows, iOS, Blackberry etc. Cross Platform mobile application development either involves a company to develop the original application on a native platform or to develop the original application in a particular environment, which will then allowed to be sent to many different native platforms.
Cloud Computing Applications
Cloud Computing allows the user to store information on centralized servers, which can be fetched out later temporarily on any clients devices including desktops, notebooks, handhelds and many other devices. In simple words, we can say that Cloud Computing is the process where tasks and data are kept on the Internet instead of any individual device, which can be accessed afterward on-demand.
With the help of Cloud Computing, smartphone users can store huge amount of data, without even using a single bit of their mobile space. It can also give information about the user’s location, context, and other requested services to improvise user experience.
Beacon and Different Locations- Based Services
Most of the mobile phones of current era feature location sensor capabilities, which uses various methods to show you the exact location data. Getting the location details of an individual from some meters can be useful for delivering highly relevant contextual services. Location-based features can also be seen Geotagging, Games, Vehicle navigation, and fitness apps.
Applications for getting indoor location use measures such as Wi-Fi, imaging, ultrasonic beacons, and geomagnetic. Mobile applications along with the combination of precise indoor location sensing can be very helpful in enabling a new generation of extremely personalized services and information.