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Mobile App Development Trends in 2022 

TheCodeWork Team

1 June 2022 7 minutes read
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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.

So let’s dive right in!

Why does your business need a mobile app? 

Yes, every brand has a mobile app to scale their business, but what is the big deal about it?

Well, developing a mobile app for your business will give you a definite edge over your competitors. 

Here’s how:

Now that’s a win-win for all, isn’t it? However, here’s the catch: 

Creating the perfect mobile app for your business can be difficult. App-building requires major pre-planning and technical chops. So what do you do about it?

Well, worry not! TheCodeWork team is here to help you with this mammoth task. So head on over to our page and book your consultation now! 

You can also check out this article about the tech stacks to help you build the perfect mobile app: Best Tech Stacks to Help you Launch Your Mobile App

Top Mobile App Development Trends 2022

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. 

Latest 5g Features

Source: Awwwards

Let’s see what 5G promises to offer:

Cool right?

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

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:

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. 

Rise of blockchain

Source: Statista

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:

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:

Super Applications

Source: geniusee

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?

Cross-platform apps

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:

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.

Learn more about the best tech stacks for cross-platform apps here!

I am sure we have all used Firefox or Chrome across multiple devices at some point. Well, that is largely thanks to their seamless cross-platform performance. 

So, if you want your app to scale in this cutthroat market, make sure to incorporate cross-platform functionality into your mobile app development process. 

VR and AR Integration

Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR) technologies are two major mobile development trends that are expected to greatly enhance the customer experience in 2022. 

See, VR and AR technology are hugely beneficial for your app because:

For example, if you integrate VR technology into your clothing app, your customers will probably be able to virtually try on the clothes before buying them! Isn’t that fantastic?

The global AR and VR industry is booming at a lightning-fast pace. It is expected to reach nearly 300 billion dollars by 2024. 

The global AR and VR industry is booming

Source: Statista

The massive popularity of Snapchat and Google Lens apps can vouch for their usefulness. Need I say more?

So, it’s no wonder that VR and AR integration is one of the fastest-growing mobile app development trends of 2022.

Hush! Here’s a secret: 

We are working on an in-house AR app and will be sharing it with you soon. Keep visiting our website.

Wearables

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:

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!

Wrapping Up

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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