5 Mobile App Development Trends To Stay In 2017
Smartphones have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. Waking up with a morning alarm, using Whatsapp, listening to music, reading News, watching YouTube videos, checking mails, updating project status and so on, everything is seamlessly executed from our mobile devices. Currently 2.1 Billion people worldwide owns a Smartphone and according to TouchPoints report
Adults aged 25 plus use their phone about 264 times a day, including texts and calling . For people aged 15-24, the number is 387 times every day. If average sleeping time for this age group is taken 10 hours, this equates to some sort of Smartphone activity every other minute.This is unbelievable yet true. Hence, use of Smartphone and mobile apps is not going to get reduced in 2017 anyways. Only the mobile app trends might show new colors. In this blog post, we are going to discuss about the current mobile app development trends that are going to stay in 2017 too.
AR & VR Will Show Some Magic
If you are a little aware of modern mobile app development trends, then Augmented Reality(AR) and Virtual Reality(VR) apps are nothing new to you. In 2016, AR & VR have been revolutionary in gaming and entertainment industry. Games like Pokemon Go, iOnRoad, Sky Siege and myNav are bright examples of AR games whereas, VR devices like Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift are gaining popularity.
According to a research from Digi-Capital, here is the expected market for AR & VR software in upcoming years:
Artificial Intelligence Is Real Now
Gartner found, there will be a more than 300% increase in investment on artificial intelligence next year compared to 2016. Through the use of advanced analytics, cognitive interfaces into complex systems, and machine learning techs, AI will provide business users access to powerful insights never before available to them.
Due to these advantages, big bees like Google, IBM, eBay, Facebook have started acquiring startups those who are adept in Artificial Intelligence. This graph will tell you more.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Is Changing Web App Landscape
It’s been a year since Google has started the AMP Project. Apart from that, recently Google has announced that there will be a separate search index for mobile web. This revolutionary step changes the Mobile app development trends completely especially from SEO and Web app perspective..
Wearable Devices Are Getting Attention
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the market for wearable devices are going to experience a composite annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, leading to 213.6 million units shipped in 2020. We saw some amazing wearable devices this year like Apple Watch Series 1, Google Daydream View, Pebble 2, Xiaomi Mi Band 2, Fitbit Flex 2 and more...
M-Commerce Is Becoming A New Standard
These days, instead of using Credit/Debit cards, considerable number of customers is preferring to make purchases through Google wallet and Apple Pay. This is giving a push to m-commerce.
Coupled with wearable devices with m-commerce payment facility will take a different shape in 2017. Beyond predictive analytics and data collection, wearable will also play a major role in the future of m-commerce and customer loyalty.
Here’s a market prediction from these mobile app development trends