As technology is gradually capturing or taking over the entire world, mobile phones are fundamentally transforming business models, its operating structure, and marketplaces, at a rapid rate. Android and iOS are the two firm foundations of any mobile market. These are the two options a business needs to choose from, either it should go with Android, or with iOS, or with both.
In today’s competitive, ever-evolving, and dynamic world, merely having a mobile presence isn’t enough for businesses to boost their revenue and user engagement. The ‘User convenient app features’ is now becoming the thumb rule to win the bigger market share and user’s confidence.
By the end of 2021, the mobile app market revenue is expected to reach $693 billion and more. (https://www.statista.com/)
To cope up with the emerging trends, businesses are now more focused on upcoming trends of mobile app development for both iOS and Android.
Let’s have a look at the upcoming trends for Android app development:
- Instant Apps: These apps are not new in the market, but gaining immense popularity nowadays as it allows users to use a trial version of the app before actually downloading the app. It is mostly found in the case of eCommerce apps or in games where they allow users to use and then decide whether to download it or not. For example, the New York Times has released the Crossword app. It has an instant version, so users can play a game without installing it.
- Cloud-Based Apps: As the demands for Mobile Apps are increasing, all designs of mobile apps have become complex on features. Android apps now require more space in phones and without the cloud space, it becomes a bit sluggish. The best solution app developers sought after is a Cloud-based Android Apps that removes the burden of loading heavy data.
- Chatbots: It is a program powered by AI that automates the chat process with the user and provides proper feedback by analyzing their response or the related preset response. Users appreciate chatbots for their fast responses 24*7. Chatbots in android apps are in boom today.
- In-App Payments: Google Pay standardizes the flow of payment communications. It makes it possible for the customers to make ‘in-app payments’ through UPI. As it is a secure and reliable payment experience for businesses to sell their products online, the market is sensing a high-potential in its integration in the existing and new android apps.
- AI and Machine learning: Machine Learning and AI is a breakthrough for Android App Development as it aids in simplifying complex processes for the app user. Every organization is moving into the adoption of AI technology in their android app development. In 2020, the app development trends will have more features like chatbots, voice translators, and smart predictions.
- IoT: It is one step ahead of the other technologies as it allows smartphones to control IoT enabled gadgets. Android Apps invented home automation to users by simply controlling various IoT enabled devices. In the coming years, IoT will become the most preferred choice among users.
- On-demand Apps: Another upcoming trend for app development is On-Demand apps. People now prefer to shop through apps at their ease for which businesses are now moving towards developing an app for them to boost their conversion rates. These kinds of apps are more preferable for Grocery shopping, Taxi booking, cleaning services, and more.
- Wearables: It’s fascinating that the wearable market is booming. There’s no doubt that the trends in Wearables will go ahead. Be it playing a game, or be it be a disease detection, or be it having a personal assistant, wearables are now everywhere today. Innovations in app development for wearables will be a hit show for the business in forthcoming years.
These technological trends are just the tip of the iceberg in the evolving mobile app world. The upcoming years will show a major shift in the Android app development industry. The organization’s operating system is now heading towards a fast-paced, unified experience aimed to deliver on customer expectations.