Mobile apps are taking the world by storm. Apart from their impacts on the consumers’ personal mobile habits, they have played important roles in today’s modern ecommerce and businesses and are becoming an integral part of our day to day systems.
App developers are faced with more pressure as the evolution of smartphones has encouraged apps to push beyond their limits. In other words, to stand out in a crowd of millions of apps, you don’t just need to have the right mobile app, you also need to keep up with the latest technologies.
Check out these trending mobile technologies you need to be aware of this 2018:
- AR Augmented Reality
This year, we can expect to see new waves of AR applications. And, they are not just going to be focused on gaming, marketing and entertainment. This time AR will shift its focus into more practical uses including navigation, user manuals, interior designs and objective measurement among many others.
- IoT Apps
We are undoubtedly in the Internet of Things era, and IoT developments are far reaching and continually evolving. With IoT users are able to control connected devices conveniently through apps and remote connections. As users become more adept to the efficiency of IoT driven apps, developers should see to it that at the very least their apps are designed to be IoT friendly.
- Blockchain Apps
Blockchain is in. And with the blockchain apps’ rapid development, it looks like they’ll be pretty much around and will be more immersive. Blockchain app integration has helped address the challenges of security that were traditionally much difficult to achieve. This app development will help eliminate malicious data hacks and offer enhanced safety for users.
- Mobile Payments
The rise of online banking and e-commerce has reshaped the way consumers shop. Mobile payments are absolutely the hottest thing in mobile technology right now. Advanced mobile payments have allowed faster and seamless bill payments, money transfers and commercial payments that provide customers with utmost convenience.
- The 5G Connectivity
Years ago, 5G was just a vision. But, finally this year the 5G technology is set to break through new heights to improve user experience providing up to 10x faster connectivity compared to the current technology. With the 5G connectivity, advanced mobile technologies are truly just easily within reach.
- Enhanced Security
It seems that the evolution of mobile technologies is accompanied by increased risks for cyber security threats and attacks. This year mobile trends will center on enhancing security and data protection. Security has become an essential component in every systems and app with more consumers becoming more critical about the protection of their personal information particularly with the boost of ecommerce platforms. Thus, developing an app that offers flawless security is definitely a must.
- Cloud-Based Apps
One of the most important trends every developer should keep in mind in developing mobile apps and technologies is integrating cloud technology. The cloud has provided solutions to various problems and offers a lot of benefits including increased storage capacities, cost reductions and enhance scalability and productivity.