posted on: 09 Dec 2017

Tap what’s next! The 10 Most Trending Mobile App Ideas Of 2018

Remember the saying, “The value of an idea is in the using of it”. Because every idea is driven from the pain points of a user, and a user is the customer, obsessed with Mobile Apps. It comes as no surprise, you as a startup/business/brand have to tap the “Customer Obsession”!

To make the world simple and fast, to satiate the over demanding customers, and to finally disrupt the technology space here are the skyrocketing mobile app ideas of 2018 that will make a game-changing technology debut and will definitely soar your bank accounts.

1. On Demand Apps Ideas 2018

“ The on demand hypergrowth is upon us. In the next 5 to 20 years most of people will be able to get anything within a 5 to 60 minute window.” | Gary Vaynerchuk

So what’s your business? Does your business serve with mobile app?

If you are looking to create something in any vertical you can debut it as an “Uber for X”. This trend of instant gratification economy is accelerating.

From food delivery to a spontaneous getaway by a taxi, from a relaxing massage to on-demand beauty, from laundry to car wash service, baby care to pet care and more, today’s technology has got you covered.

Here are all existing Uber Apps for your reference:

2. Augmented Reality App Ideas 2018

According to Global industry Analysts, the global market for Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) Apps is projected to reach US$3.9 billion by 2020. The Research and Market report forecasts the global mobile AR and VR apps market to grow at a CAGR of 74.4% during the period 2016-2020.

Augmented reality (AR) is growing rapidly and becoming more mature and robust, which combines virtual information with the real environment in the real-time performance.

AR gives vendors many opportunities to innovate and enhance real world experiences. There are a plethora of verticals where AR proves to be miraculous.

Augmented Reality App ideas for Different Verticals:

  • AR for Interior Design – Pottery Barn, Chairish
  • AR for Automobile Industry- Audi A3 HK, Audi Kurzinfo
  • AR for Restaurant- Yeppar, Foodpix, Kabaq
  • Augmented Reality - Education
  • AR for Sports Apps- AR sports Basketball
  • AR for Healthy Food Checker
  • AR for Tourism- Wikitude, Waalkz, Layar
  • AR for moving and freight industry
  • AR Based E-commerce, Retail Mobile app

3. Virtual Reality Apps 2018

Virtual Reality is not only poised to change the entertainment industry but industries like Education, Healthcare, Air and Space, Marketing, Journalism, Travel, Real Estate, Automotive, Retail , and skilled trades are also transformed dramatically with AR and VR. Click here for more details.

4. Internet of Things App Ideas for 2018

The Internet of Things market is expected to grow from USD 170.57 Billion in 2017 to USD 561.04 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.9%. The world of IoT is endless so is the possibilities.

Here are few profitable IOT app ideas for startups:

  1. Automatic Smart Parking and smart roads
  2. Connected Portable ECG Device and other telemedicine apps
  3. Water Quality Monitoring
  4. Smart Trash Bins and irrigation system
  5. Cloud-ready temperature sensor with the Arduino Uno
  6. Wireless Sensor System using IoT -Internet of Things
  7. Secured Smart Healthcare Monitoring System Based on IOT
  8. Smart Security Solutions based on Internet of Things (IoT)
  9. IoT Home Security Model and IoT Vehicle Simulation System
  10. Multi Room Music Player using IoT

5. Healthcare and Telemedicine Apps

The Telemedicine and Telehealth apps have become the lifeblood of healthcare industry. They are playing crucial role in strengthening healthcare services by overcoming many of the barriers to healthcare like geographical, technological and cost related. As per the latest research, telemedicine will attract 7M patient users by 2018 whereas telehealth is expected to grow in the U.S. at a compound annual growth rate of 27.5% reaching $9.35 billion by 2021.

Here are some of the top telemedicine apps in the world where Careclix (A telemedicine app developed by Codiant) ranks no.1 in the list of 17 best telemedicine apps by healthline.

Click here to check the case study of CARECLIX built by Codiant.

6. Chatbot Apps or Business bots

Unsurprisingly, Chatbot app development is heralded for providing better and quick customer services across diverse verticals like:

  • Ecommerce industry
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Healthcare industry
  • Travel and tourism
  • Call centers
  • Finance industry

The 2018 year will be a foray into how the chatbots landscape is set to dramatically change within the next 3 to 5 years. These overwhelming stats will demonstrate how the economy is soliciting the new online experience.

“Chatbots are expected to increase cost-savings in billions of dollars a year in ecommerce, banking and healthcare.

Efficient, correct chatbot interaction is expected to increase from just 20% in 2017 to 93% in 2022.

Businesses are increasing their interactivity with other businesses within a chatbot experience to provide the ultimate experience.”

7. Artificial Intelligence Apps

“AI Technologies Will Be in Almost Every New Software Product by 2020” | Gartner

Gartner predicts that by 2020, AI will be a top five investment priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs. Indeed AI is the driving force.

Here are few of the best existing apps of AI:

  • Elsa- Your professional coach for improving English accent.
  • Robin- An AI app that allows you to write text through voice, get local information, jokes and GPS navigation while you are on road.
  • Google Allo- A personal assistant app that does your work without moving a finger.

IN TRENDS:

Sources: //Statista

8. Blockchain Apps

No doubt, after chanting bitcoin and cryptocurrency so far in 2017, the term Blockchain is no new. It has made huge splashes in the tech community. The technology that underpins digital currencies spells out five big ideas for blockchain apps 2018 to come in roll. Let’s check them out.

  • Distributed Cloud Storage
  • Digital Identities like Passport, E-Residency, Birth certificates, Wedding certificates etc.
  • Smart Contracts
  • Digital Voting
  • Decentralized notary

Hope that gives an idea!

Consult our experts for a clearer vision and Blockchain App Development.

9. Instant Messaging Apps

Instant messaging apps that offer all the features of popular IM apps like Whatsapp, Skype, Viber and Messenger. Take inspiration from existing messaging apps and think of creating a medley of all those, Because Social Networking and Messaging is the New Black.

10. Graphical Restaurant Reservation System

An online reservation system for restaurants that would allow you to see a graphical layout of the establishment. You would see what tables are available at what times and you'd be able to book a desired table at your favorite time. And this is all possible with a mobile app without needing to call the restaurant. Isn’t it a great idea?

Mobile is not the Future. It's Now! The chase of apps and a simplified life is never ending. The world will never run out of ideas but it is equally important to use those ideas. So stop sitting on them and get them wheels. Drop us a line now.

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Author - Codiant Software Technologies

Codiant Software Technologies

Codiant is a pioneering Mobile app development and Custom Web Product Development Company that offers cutting-edge customized iPhone, iPad and Android app development services, UI/UX Development, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, and Application Maintenance Services across various platforms.

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