It’s time to kick off the new year with a bang! The pandemic is continuing to be a driver for the mobile tech industry. As a result, we expect to see both large and small businesses invest a lot more in the latest mobile tech to improve existing mobile products to remain viable and meet customers’ increasing digital demands.
As mobile technology continues to evolve and the potential for future innovation and more advanced user experiences becomes apparent, researching the trends around us becomes extremely important in helping enterprises stay ahead of the curve of shifting consumer behaviors.
Here are the top trends in mobile app development we think will dominate the mobile app development landscape in 2022:
Although 5G technology isn’t new, and many tech companies have already incorporated it to offer an enhanced experience to their customers, it still has taken some time to become widely adopted. However, that’s about to change. In 2022, 5G technology will become the new industry standard.
Developers are finally beginning to use the technology to its full potential to create high-tech apps that rely on faster data sharing and increased connectivity speeds. In particular, 5G is being used to enhance mobile gaming app experiences and significantly impacts apps employing 4K video streaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Furthermore, CCS Insights predicts that there will be one billion 5G users worldwide by mid-2023, taking less time than 4G to reach the same milestone.
One of the most exciting trends in mobile app development is blockchain technology. Security has long been a concern Security and misuse of data have always been a big concern among app users. Fortunately, because of its use of decentralized databases, Blockchain resolves numerous issues related to security concerns.
Apps that leverage Blockchain technology are end-to-end encrypted, so no one company or a person reserves rights over the data or can modify the data. Blockchain is the future for more secure digital transactions and the exchange of sensitive user data.
One of the most talked-about trends in mobile app development is artificial intelligence (AI). That’s because we’ve already begun to see the implementation of this technology in various markets and have seen what it can do. As AI continues to advance, we’ll see user experiences become more tailored and personalized to the end-user. AI algorithms analyze large amounts of data to detect patterns, allowing computer systems to make decisions then, predict user behavior, and recognize images and human speech, among many other things. For developers, the insights from AI data will help them deliver more compelling apps. Businesses in all sectors, especially retail, supply chain, and media and entertainment should look at AI as the key to future success.
On-demand apps are the most exciting trends in mobile app development we are seeing. Apps like Uber and Airbnb fall into this category. Essentially on-demand apps act as middle-man users interact with to hire a service or product. Given the success of Uber, Airbnb, and food ordering apps like SkipTheDishes, it’s no surprise we are seeing more businesses follow this model. The on-demand food delivery market is expected to hit $161.74 billion by 2023.
Newer technologies will make new demands apparent, and people will think of more ways to make their lives easier, which on-demand apps can fill. Luxuries will also become necessities as on-demand apps penetrate every facet of life, from the home to your career, travel, and much more.
2022 will also witness a rise in wearable mobile app development. Although the technology has been around for a while, like many other technologies, we’ve seen a significant increase in usage since the start of the pandemic. According to Statista, there will be 1.1 billion connected wearables in 2022. Therefore, businesses that either has an app or are looking to build their first app now need to consider adding another platform to their mobile strategy and potentially plan to ensure their product work seamlessly on wearable devices.
As COVID-19 has made an already digital consumer base even more dependent on digital touchpoints, the need to leverage new digital technologies to meet new consumer behaviors and remain a viable business has accelerated digital transformations across every sector. By staying up-to-date on emerging technology trends in mobile app development such as those listed above, companies can get ahead of their consumers and perhaps predict how their needs might change based on mobile app trends.