5 Mobile App Development Trends In the Near Future
What does 2019 have in store for mobile applications?
It may seem far off, considering how we have just started the second half of 2018, but you quickly realize how many things are just around the corner. When you’re in business, especially when the Internet is your primary arena, you always need to be prepared for what comes next.
Mobile apps are not different. It can be difficult to predict the future but analyzing and studying various trends can be done well. So, what should you do when 2019 rolls around?
Here are five mobile app development tips to think about in 2019:
1. Use the Right Platforms & Features
Some platforms and features are becoming passé or are entering the dust bins of digital history.
People are ditching Disqus because of its selling of user information. Users are limiting their time on Facebook because of the scandals that have plagued the social network. The public is generally being a bit more careful of what they do online and what they download.
It is your job to ensure you’re adding and integrating the right platforms and features that the public wants. If you keep utilizing the wrong code, platform, or tool, then users will not be happy.
2. Limit the In-App Advertisements
Who likes advertisements? Come on, raise your hands. Anyone? Bueller?
Microsoft recently announced that it would be integrating AdBlock into its Edge mobile browser by next year. This is remarkable news because it highlights how Silicon Valley realizes the consuming public detests ads. And they are trying to use this as a competitive edge.
At the same time, many people understand that ads help keep the Internet free, so they are willing to endure a banner, a pop-up, or a short video.
With this in mind, as you develop your mobile application, it is imperative that you limit the number of in-app ads. Your users do not want to keep receiving a barrage of ads every time they open the app.
Next year, keep your ads in mind when you start creating and designing apps.
3. Your App Should Concentrate on One Thing
Today, there are more than one million apps in both Google Play and the App Store. That’s a lot of apps.
That 21st century phrase rings true: there’s an app for that.
Despite the ubiquity of apps, it is estimated that consumers maintain between nine and 30 apps on their smartphones. This suggests that consumers are looking for apps that do one specific task.
This is what you need to remember as you develop an app: don’t try to be everything to everyone – only concentrate on what you do best and cater to your audience, not your competitor’s.
4. Fast Loading is an Essential Function
Studies have found that users will abandon an app or a website if it takes more than a few seconds to load. We have either become spoiled by high-speed Internet or we have the attention span of a monkey.
Whatever the case might be, it is critical that you ensure your app’s loading speeds are fast. You don’t want it to take several seconds to load, whether it is a news article or a video.
Since more people have faster and bigger data plans, and we typically have high-quality smartphones, it is your responsibility to make sure your users garner a quick load. Otherwise, they’ll go elsewhere.
5. Augmented Reality Will be Big in 2019
One of the biggest trends next year will be apps with augmented reality (AR) functions.
What exactly is AR? The feature enables users to witness digital images that are applied into the physical world using the mobile device. While it is new and requires some trial and error, mobile app developers really need to take into account a wide variety of issues to ensure it works.
Android or iOS. It doesn’t matter. Mobile app development can easily transition between Android and Apple because users typically have the same habits: they want something that is fast, they want something that is direct, and they want something that is tailored to modern users. By looking ahead to 2019, you can start preparing your mobile apps now, which will give you an edge over your rivals.