Top Mobile App Development Trends to Watch Out in 2016
Mobile apps are not contained for major brands or large companies anymore, but small businesses today also have their own apps developed or plan to launch soon. The increased use of mobile phones have escalated the development and innovation of mobile apps globally. Most popular industries for app development include mobile security, health fitness, hiring cabs, online shopping and many others. See the potential trends which are surely going to captivate the mobile apps development in near future.
1. Responsibility for mobile app security
It is widely accepted that iOS has always been a platform that has been recognized as providing top security on its apps without letting confidential information of customers to leak away. This is one of the reasons for Apple charging high prices on its phones and premium iOS apps. iOS 9 and further versions indicates that this trend is likely to continue in 2016 and upcoming years.
2. Shift towards more profitable enterprise mobile apps
In 2015 a global survey named Developer Economics came out studying more than 8000 app developers. One of the major talking points were that 43% of developers focusing on developing enterprise apps were making more than $10,000 per month. In comparison, only 19% of developers focusing on consumer apps were making the same money. Companies are spending more on applications that are developed to get the best out of their product or service.
3. Cloud-driven apps
In 2015, cloud computing has steadily merged with mobile apps. The trend is likely to continue as cloud technology has numerous benefits to offer. Cloud apps enables the developers to sync their apps across multiple devices. This has become an increasing need since the introduction of wearable tech gadgets like Samsung’s Gear Smartwatch and Apple’s iWatch. Apple is currently offering more than 10000 apps for its iWatch and this figure is likely to grow in 2016. With cloud compatibility, mobile and wearable devices can easily sync in terms of their apps and related extensions. So many future developed mobile apps would be supported by cloud technology.
4. Internet of Things (IoT) is going to rule
Even though still in the initial days of its development, IoT is destined to push the mobile apps development industry to a new level. Devices like Apple Watch and Google Glass have shown that IoT will include greater opportunities to add advanced features in mobile apps. For example, the concept of smart car will require the traffic signals to connect with some application systems. The signal sensor will provide alternate directions on the road, accident alerts, weather conditions, etc. These types of concepts indicates that future mobile apps will we covered all around by IoT.