6 Trends for App Development in 2020

The mobile app industry is one industry that keeps refining nearly every day. So, it’s a job to keep up. But don’t worry – we’re keeping up for you. When it comes to developing an app for your company, it is important to consider what the trends in app development at the time look like. Of course, you always want to ultimately do what works best for your business, but this will help you decide what aspects might help you beat out a competitor, save some money, or just ultimately get the most return on your investment. As we turn a new decade, here are some app development trends you can expect to likely hear more about:

Beacon Technology

Beacon technology has swiftly been embraced by numerous industries. It is a great tool for location technology and proximity marketing. So, what is a beacon? It is a wireless transmitter that sends signals, which can then be used in the information exchange of sales.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance and is something mobile app developers will see numerous benefits from. For example, it is now easy to integrate chatbots into websites and apps. But in the future, you could see chatbots that respond more like a virtual assistant, making the user feel as though they are talking to a real person.

Impacts of 5G Wireless Services

Do you remember the days of 3G? Oh yeah, those are long gone. We are now looking at 5G technology in the near future and it is stated to be 100 times faster than 4G network. And if you are going to keep your user experience good, you need to take this into consideration. The last thing you want is a user downloading your app only to delete it because it can’t keep up with the speed of their service.

The Future of Wearable Devices

Wearable devices are nothing new – from Apple watches to Fitbits and beyond, these have been in our tech industry for years now. And their future is looking bright. These wearable devices have changed the way consumers interact with smart devices and have also, therefore, changed the way users interact with your app.

IoT Integration

IoT, or the Internet of Things, has become an industry itself that is evolving with time. Thanks to the capabilities of the IoT, users can access non-IT equipment using a remote control or an app. Because this is becoming and will become an essential part of some user’s lives, it is important to keep this trend in mind when developing your app.

AR and VR Capabilities

Augmented reality and virtual reality have grown immensely in popularity over the past few years and we’ve witnessed gaming trends evolve as a result, such as Pokemon Go, Dino Trek and more. Incorporating these capabilities into your app can be revolutionary for the user experience.

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Trends aren’t everything – they aren’t the hard, fast layout to your new app. However, they are good to have in your list of considerations and to use as a guide for what your new app might should include. From helping you understand and prioritize trends for app development in the coming year, to helping you strategize what your end result should look like, to actually building your app for you – our team is ready. Give us a call today.

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