posted on: 04 Dec 2017

Top 10 Mobile App Development Trends in 2018 to Help You Craft the Right Product & Services

This is the world of hyperadoption—and hyperabandonment—the key to successful and sustained business growth depends on your brand being more agile, informed and responsive. Your brands’ workforce technology and productivity must walk the stage of rapidly changing landscape and multiple fronts to derive decisive action, revitalize customer experiences, and to digitally transform.

This blog highlights the key shifts in technology space and mobile app development industry that will contribute to the growth of simplified user’s experiences, office productivity, and workforce management in 2018 and will help you to craft the right products and services and allow you to take the control of your own destiny.

1. IoT Will Move From Experimentation To Business Scale

IoT will reshape the way businesses are organized, IoT platform offerings will begin to specialize in “design” and “operate” scenarios, where design use cases will create connected offerings or environments to engage with customers (e.g. enabling new business models with a connected product or improving customer experience) whereas, Operate use cases will enhance processes and create new efficiencies or enhance customer experiences. (e.g. fleet management or predictive maintenance) and last but not least New European guidelines will give the green light for commercializing IoT data says a Forrester research.

2. AMP hits the market

Accelerated Mobile pages (AMP) becomes the centerpiece of mobile app development as users faced huge page loading time on mobile devices. Now AMPs will outpace the company’s ability to drive conversions, increase page ranking, decrease bounce rate and increase visitors by enhancing page loading time and provisioning isolated search index for the mobile web.

3. Blockchain inches forward

Blockchain promises to fully enable bold platform and ecosystem strategies while defending against increasing cyber security threats. See more- Link to our article.

4. The AI reset

With 2018 coming near, the AI would be put under test to how its conversational interfaces and augmented intelligence would help reinventing businesses, enabling firms to enter new markets, create new products and services, and drive growth through a reimagined operating model and an expanded view of digital ecosystems and partnerships.

5. Security for Profit

In 2018, we will start to see security for profit measures driven by security, risk, and privacy enabled mobile apps that are handling confidential and sophisticated data progressively, only seeking tighter security.

6. Android Instant Apps Get Wings

Again the new ones to rule the years ahead! Android Instant Apps will allow Android users to run the apps instantly, without installation. While making users experience beautiful with material design and smooth animations these immersive apps will firmly find a new place in the tech space.

7. Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation

In 2018, we’ll pass the magic threshold: Forrester predicts that more than 50% of global enterprises will rely on at least on public cloud platform to drive digital transformation and delight customers. As highlighted in Forrester’s 2018 cloud predictions, cloud is truly business critical and will now be a mainstream enterprise core technology.

8. The AR and VR Harmonization

Both AR and VR have been fluent in 2017 with the title of next-generation apps and the tech warriors will continue to persist in 2018 as well. The tech experts have predicted to generate revenue of $150 billion by the year 2020.

9. The Business Bots Challenges

80% of businesses want chatbots by 2020....And 48% said that they already use automation technology for these business functions, with 40% planning to implement some form of automated technology by 2020" says Business Insider. No matter if you work in B2C/B2B and develop own SAAS application, bots will become irreplaceable for you. Optimized business processes, minimized costs and increased profits makes them the superhero of 2018.

10. Lazy Loading lays relief

Welcoming the exclusive relief to lazy loading which persuaded users to abandon the app or website. Now images will be loaded only when the page gets turned ON.

And with these extraordinary promises by the Mobile app development, we welcome the new innovative and disruptive tech faces with full enthusiasm.

Author - Codiant Software Technologies

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