Different surveys by industry experts reflect that revenues from mobile applications worldwide are expected to rise by over 900% between 2011 and 2017. With the support of current and new market to the usage levels of apps, it is estimated that mobile application will be a $100 billion USD industry near the end of 2020. Due to the fast paced advancements in technologies, the year 2017 will bring new surprises in the custom mobile app development space.
Innovative hybrid technologies
When it comes to hybrid development technologies, they will gain motion, and every Android and iOS app development company will get more inclined towards the usage of tools such as Angular JS, Ionic, PhoneGap, and Cordova for responsive hybrid app development projects. The stable growth in the acceptance level of hybrid tools can be attributed to “Bring Your Own Device” practice all across the globe. It has been projected that the demand for mobile enterprise apps will increase 5 times higher than the overall supply capacity of app developers. So how the development companies will tackle this challenge? Well, it remains to be seen.
Even though technology is rolling fast at great speed, but the ground reality is that the threats to security have also increased. The features such as two-step user authentication which is used for mobile banking have become conventional. And this is the reason why developers are now requested to have a strong app transport security feature. This was typically the case for iOS developers, but Android platform’s security has always been somewhat more doubtful. Nevertheless, Google is striving hard to use more granular app permissions model as well as automatic security updates.
Mobile Internet of Things
The potential of each mobile app development company and Internet of Things has been remarkable, and there is no doubt that both revenue and profit from them will rise two-fold by the end of 2017. The combination of Internet of Things and mobile apps was unthinkable but it did happen, and now the application ranges from transportation to security, healthcare to energy.
Apps that bank on GPS
If we take a look at the trend set by one of the most well-known gaming apps like Pokémon Go, we can add Augmented Reality (AR) to the trends list which could help shape the trends. There has already been a drastic increase in the demand for apps, based on the location-tracking functionality of smartphones and tablets. And such types of apps are accepted in several industries right from automation to Internet of Things.
Demand for big data applications
Programmers are likely to be more cautious about keeping just the right balance between reliability, user-friendly interfaces, and improved functionality in big data applications. It won’t be long before we begin witnessing innovative mobile app development that combines cloud connectivity, IoT (Internet of Things), and big data processing features.
Enterprise apps Development
There are two factors accountable for the recent hike in enterprise applications. First, they make it easier to maintain 24×7 interactions with clients both potential and existing. Second, with the help of custom mobile apps for business, daily management tasks will become a lot easier. The perfect example for enterprise app will be CRM mobile app that can get related customer info quickly while granting the access to senior management in regards to real-time sales updates.
Mobile App Designing
We all know that the importance carried by UI/UX is not going to wear-off soon, as user-experience has always been the most vital parameter when it comes to determining the mobile application success. In order to make apps visually alluring and user-friendly, organizations are capitalizing on illustrators, animators, and graphic artists. 2017 will see some groundbreaking trends, including grid-based interface designing, split-screens, visuals, splash screens, micro interactions, parallax graphics, etc.