According to a recent survey, revenue from mobile applications are expected to increase by 962.5% between 2011 and 2017. Today, iTunes and Google Play Store have more than 4.3 million applications and it is seen that development techniques and methodologies are constantly evolving with the motive to suit the requirements of end-users. Every day, a new mobile app development trend is coming in the market and thus, listed below are some important app development trends:
Increase in Hybrid Technologies
Hybrid development technologies are gaining huge momentum and developers are looking forward to use several tools like Sencha Touch, AngularJS, Ionic, Cordova and PhoneGap for agile hybrid app development projects. The growing popularity can be attributed to the surge in the Bring Your Own Device practice on a huge scale.
Citizen Developer’s Trend
Citizen developers are not traditional developers, but are able to build applications that not only automate processes, but also improve efficiency and help customers. The main benefits of this trend are the high development speed, less development cost as well as an efficient use of existing resources. Hence, this mobile app development trend is something to really watch out for in the year, 2017.
Attention on Security
With the rising of mobile app industry, the number of security threats have grown to a great extent. During the World Wide Developers Conference, an announcement was made about incorporating robust App Transport Security (ATS) for all iOS applications. In addition, the importance of implementing stronger data encryption in new apps has been illuminated by Apple developers. On the other hand, Google is looking forward to keep things tighter by using a much more granular app permissions model as well as automatic security updates.
Apps with GPS will Become Common
According to professional mobile app developers, they are receiving the request of several mobile development projects with the feature of location-tracking/navigation. GPS powered mobile apps are finding acceptance in numerous industries from retail and automation to IoT.
Rising Demand for Enterprise Apps
In the United States, more than 50% companies are expected to make use of 10+ mobile enterprise application in the coming year. There are mainly two factors that have fueled this demand in which the first one is that such apps make it easier to maintain 24*7 interactions with your potential customers. In addition, when you have custom mobile apps for business, day-to-day management tasks become a lot easier.
Mobile Messaging Apps will Remain Very Popular
As per the stats, Facebook Messenger is the most popular in the United States, whereas the global user-count of WeChat has more than 500million users and other mesaging apps are also showing huge demand. It is said that in 2017, many more messaging or chat apps will be launched at the stores.
Apps to Incorporate Mobile Payments
There will be many more custom softwares at the app stores that will allow retailers to facilitate mobile payments in a highly secure way. There is no exaggeration in saying that mobile transactions will make up approximately 50% of all web-based transactions.
Attention on Mobile App Designing
There is nothing wrong in saying that user-experience is biggest parameter for measuring the success of a mobile application. In order to make apps visually appealing and user friendly, companies are investing in illustrators, animators as well as graphic artists. In 2017, some new trends will definitely emerge in things like split-screens, grid-based interface designing, splash screens, visuals, microinteractions and parallax graphics.
All these above mentioned mobile app development trends are believed to offer much more pleasant experience to mobile app users.