You did check out our article on web development trends, right? If you didn’t, here’s a short context – In our last article, we discussed the most popular web development trends to scale your startup/business in 2022. Now, as promised, we are back to discuss the latest trends in mobile app development to do the same (scale your business, duh!).
I hope you’re excited about this!
So, I am sure you are all familiar with mobile apps by now. I mean, life would practically be impossible without them, am I right? We use one app or the other throughout the day. From WhatsApp to BigBasket to Swiggy, mobile apps have become our lifeline.
But, did you know that there are over 7 billion app users around the world! In fact, revenue from apps is predicted to reach almost $808 billion globally this year! Can you imagine?
However, fascinating though it may look, the picture isn’t so rosy if you’re trying to launch your own mobile app. At present, there are around 2.87 million apps on Google Play Store. Needless to say, the competition is steep.
But, no need to panic, because TheCodeWork is here for you!
So, if you want your business app to scale and top the App Store charts, you must stay at the top of your game. That is why, in this article, we have rounded up the most popular mobile app development trends of this year, so far.
I am really excited to share our list of research on mobile app development trends. So here we go! Do tell us in the comment section below, if we missed out on anything.
• Maintaining 5G Standards
As I’m sure you already know, 5G technology has been around for quite some time. But only recently has it gained such massive popularity. 5G is basically the harbinger of a new era in the telecommunications industry.
Let’s see what 5G promises to offer:
enhanced speed and performance,
reduced latency, and
more seamless connectivity than previous technologies
10x faster traffic flow as compared to 4G networks.
However, you must be wondering, how does that affect mobile applications?
The answer is, that these features guarantee fewer interruptions and more effortless connectivity for app users. Mobile apps powered by 5G will give customers access to cutting-edge technology like the Internet of Things (IoT), UltraHD streaming, cloud computing, and AR & VR.
Tell me, isn’t that something you would want for your business?
By 2024, the number of 5G subscribers is expected to reach 1,800 million.
In short, I think it is safe to say that 5G will revolutionize the world of mobile app development. So, if you incorporate 5G into your fledgling mobile app, your app will definitely stand out from the competition.
Thinking about how to implement and integrate 5G for your app development? Feel free to book a consultation with our team of professionals at TheCodeWork for expert guidance!
Blockchain technology is one of the most recent mobile app development trends. As app users, we are always worried about cybersecurity and data leaks, aren’t we? Well, blockchain offers a solution for these concerns.
Blockchain technology has several advantages from a security point of view:
It enables the creation of decentralized databases. So, you’re not keeping all your eggs (or data, so to speak) in one basket.
Because no single person can modify user databases to gain access to sensitive information, mobile apps that employ this technology are much more secure.
By removing the need for centralized data management, blockchain technology gives people greater control over their data.
These benefits are especially valuable if you are creating apps in the security, social, or financial sectors. With the rise of cryptocurrency, in fact, the number of people using blockchain wallets had surpassed 70 million by early 2021.
Wait there’s more!
Global giants like J.P. Morgan, Walmart, and even design houses like Gucci use Blockchain technology to track and safeguard their products.
Given all these reasons, I think we can be confident that blockchain technology is well on its way to becoming a mainstream app development technology, don’t you think?
• Super Applications
Super applications are basically a one-stop-shop for all your activities such as work, shopping, entertainment, and socialization. Pretty neat, right?
Most social networking apps are now transforming into platforms where users can accomplish more and more things online without having to switch to other phone apps. That’s just so sorted!
Super Apps also offer some obvious advantages. Have a quick look:
They are relatively much more cost-effective and will reduce your app development costs.
Super Apps also make the onboarding process for new clients easier and lower the cost of analytics.
A Super App also has an easier time attracting and retaining users.
Some great examples of Super Apps would be Facebook’s Marketplace with its shopping options, as well as Instagram which now serves multiple functions apart from just photo-sharing.
Here’s a bit more:
Clearly, apps are shifting away from the “one app, one purpose” philosophy. Because we all want convenience in the end, super apps are one of the mobile app development trends to look out for in 2022.
Confused about building super apps? What are we here for?
Earlier, you would have to choose one operating system and device to launch your app on. But not anymore! With the rising popularity of cross-platform apps, you can now write one code and use it across multiple OS and devices. Doesn’t that sound great?
Cross-platform apps have some major advantages like:
They are pretty cost-effective and need lower maintenance.
Are very flexible and adapt to a large variety of devices.
They will expand the user base of your app by making it more accessible to everyone.
One possible disadvantage is that they may not run as smoothly as a native app, but with advanced tech stacks like React Native and Flutter, soon that won’t be much of a problem anyway.
Smartwatches and wearable fitness trackers are all the rage nowadays, wouldn’t you agree? Well, there are some very good reasons for their massive popularity:
Quite simple to use,
Very travel-friendly—users can access their data anytime, anywhere.
They often provide users with personalized insights and analysis.
So, what’s not to like about that, right?
But don’t think I am only talking about smartwatches here. Any gadget that can be placed on the body or linked to clothing is considered wearable technology.
Wearable electronics like smart helmets, smartwatches, and gadgets like Fitbits, for example, are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, according to estimates by Statista, the number of connected wearables will surpass 1 billion by 2022. Not a surprise, right?
It’s only a matter of time before apps are specifically designed for smart wearable devices. So, don’t pass up on this huge opportunity, and keep wearables in mind when designing your new app!
It’s always a good idea to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in order to stay ahead of your competitors. If you were to use old-school development strategies, your business simply won’t scale!
We have to admit that mobile apps have fundamentally transformed the way businesses function. But more importantly, they have also become a vehicle for companies to communicate with their customers. I’m sure you agree with this, don’t you?
In this blog, we walked you through some of the most prominent trends in mobile app development that you should be aware of. But keep in mind that mobile technologies are progressing at a breakneck pace, and mobile app development trends will continue to shape the market.
So do stay tuned for more articles like this, and if you need assistance developing your next-level mobile app, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts at TheCodeWork and request a consultation. We’re here to help!
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