Trends to watch out in Mobile Application Development in 2017

| December 29 - 2016


With the advent of technology in smartphones and tablets, mobile apps enable users to do banking, purchase, pay bills, and enjoy entertainment, all with just few taps on the app. With the growing popularity of mobile applications, users save much time rather than spending more time on internet browsing.

Internet of Things Connectivity
Developers focus on IoT and adopt cloud based technology for the development of mobile application. It is believed that IoT will witness a huge rise in 2017 as it is used in education, healthcare, automobiles, smart homes, and many other sectors. Devices when attached to the internet helps in automating their required functionalities and improves productivity.

AR and VR implementation to Reach Greater Heights
Implementation of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) apps in mobile maps make the streaming of videos and playing games more engaging and real. AR tools help in syncing product links, social media and location tracker to offer more efficiency and productivity.

Development of Location Based Apps
With the availability of GPS in every smartphone, mobile apps are developed to offer location based services. Users are provided with real time information on contact tracking, ordering groceries, searching nearby shops and restaurants. The trend of using apps for navigation, travel and tourism, location mapping, payment and many other functionalities tend to grow in 2017.

Ultimate Security in Mobile Apps
Mobile applications require a feature-packed security as it would otherwise makes it easy for hackers to exploit the gaps to steal sensitive and confidential information. Security is a major concern and techies should take the effort to build a secure eco-system for their mobile apps in 2017.

Convenient User experience
In 2017, app developers intend to focus mainly on the development of apps that extends extra comfort to the users. In order to achieve this, innovative ideas and technologies are expected to be implemented in the applications for better user experience.

Developers cannot rely on trends and tools that get outdated every year for application development. Keeping track on the advancing technologies will enhance the skill of developers, and updating it to the existing application and implementing it for new applications will contribute to the increase in app downloads.