The smartphone industry is at its peak right now, and innovative apps have played a major role in its success. With each passing day, the capabilities of these applications are growing leaps and bounds. In 2021, the app development field will again experience some pioneering developments to transform the way we leverage these quintessential devices.

Here is a list of some mobile app development trends that will revolutionize the smartphone market.

1. Instant Apps

Small-sized instant apps are in trend right now. These apps are quite perfect for users to comprehend the basic functionalities of an app without downloading it.

These apps are quite perfect for giving a demo and user-friendly or memory-efficient services to the user about the native full-scale application. This helps the users to decide if they would like to install the app on their devices.

These apps are more useful when intertwined with digital marketing and advertising strategies to reach target audiences and influence them to download the app. Hence, they can be anticipated to be in huge demand this year.

2. 5G Implementation

One other way to comprehend the growth of the mobile realm is to understand the diversification and increase in the range of cellular connectivity all around the world. Today, 5G has become a standard to determine internet speed, traffic capacity, overall throughput, spectrum efficiency, and network effectiveness.

The growth of the 5G network will leave its impact on app development as well. The features of 5G cellular connectivity are expected to empower 3D multiplayer gaming, implementation of AR capabilities, and enforce data security.

3. Wearable App Development

Wearables such as smartwatches, healthcare monitors, and fitness bracelets have seen explosive growth in the past few years and are expected to continue their market expansion in the time to come.

Applications that properly sync wearable devices with smartphones are hence in huge demand right now. Adult users of wearables have increased by more than 15% in the past four years. This growth is quite reasonable considering the experience a user can garner from one of a kind features of such apps.

4. On-Demand Apps

The concept of on-demand apps is not new but sure is revolutionary. These apps have made lives simpler as they enable the procurement of any product or service at the desired location. They are easy to use and offer quick provisioning of any item that a person might need.

These features have enabled this application segment to attract more than 22.4 million consumers every year, who are anticipated to spend more on on-demand apps.

While these apps have been in trend for some years now, they can be expected to grow exponentially in the time to come. Their implementation is quite prevalent for food & grocery delivery, ride-hailing, healthcare & pharmaceutical provisioning, and home services.

Also, due to their resonance with sharing economy business models, these apps can be expected to offer far more unique features than they already have in the past. Uber and Airbnb are fine examples of these apps being used for such business models.

5. Location Tracking by Apps

Along with smartphones, applications nowadays can also track the location of their users. While most of the apps track users’ positions in order to provide their services at the pinpoint location, it is also used to collect data about users’ demographics.

The rise of location tracking is increasing rapidly in apps as it helps companies enhance their marketing campaigns. They can run promotional ads based on the targeted location of their users, which in turn helps them to drive online sales.

In the distant future, this technique is going to be used immensely by companies to boost their conversion rate, making location tracking a trend to watch out for in mobile app development.

6. IoT Powered Apps

The world where everything will be controlled on a single tap on a smartphone display is not far fetched. And the technology of the Internet of Things is making this possible far earlier than imagined.

Not only in industries, but the prowess of this disruptive technology can be seen at homes too. IoT creates a network of interconnected devices that share data in an interoperable manner. This data is controlled by a mobile app, allowing users to regulate their devices remotely.

For example, users can use an app to turn on or adjust the settings of their air conditioners before they reach home. Similarly, the apps can be used to monitor appliances, access security systems & cameras, or control devices from anywhere in the world.

Wrapping Up

Every year comes with innovations and trends that indicate changes. The state of knowledge is constantly changing and there’s no other way forward than to adapt to it. An attempt to build a successful mobile app with a technology considered innovative 5 years ago wouldn’t be likely to guarantee even getting it to the market. It’s crucial, but also simply reasonable, to consider the emerging or at least the latest trends that dominate the mobile apps industry.

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