The year 2017 has been a phenomenal one for mobile app development and the world has seen a growing need for app development. It is estimated that over 250 billion free apps were downloaded in 2017 till now and this app download trend is expected to continue in the same way in the coming years as well. With such growing potential and soaring demands in the market, it is important for mobile app development companies to stay updated with the latest trends and developments in the industry.

To make things easy for mobile app developers, we have listed down some of the top mobile app development trends for the year 2018 and beyond.


Top Trends in Mobile App Development for 2018

Mobile apps have played a key role in the success of many businesses in the past and will continue to do so in the future as well. Companies have started to realize that mobile apps are not an optional investment but a compulsory one. In this post, we have listed some of the most happening mobile app development trends which will rule the roost in the coming years:


  • Cloud-based App Development to Boom

Cloud-based App Development to BoomIn 2018 we will see a sharp rise in cloud-based mobile app development which will create a revolution in the smartphone industry. This will lead to less usage of internal memory and increase the cloud traffic considerably. By fetching the required data from the cloud, these apps will be a less burden on the internal memory of the smartphone.


  • Accelerated Mobile Pages to Soar

Accelerated Mobile Pages to SoarAMP or accelerated mobile pages will be another trend which will catch up in the coming year. Though it has been in use for quite some time now, more and more companies will look forward to implementing this technology in the future. This technology enhances the page loading on devices and also provides an isolated search index for the web.


  • Wearable Apps Will Flourish

Wearable Apps Will FlourishWearable devices have flourished as a necessity as well as a style statement in the past few years and this trend is going to skyrocket in the coming years. Wearable apps will have a major impact in the healthcare industry. With most of the major tech giants already in this domain, the demand for these apps will increase exponentially in 2018.


  • Blockchain & Improved Security Will Be Seen

Blockchain & Improved Security Will Be SeenIt is estimated that almost 90% of the government firms will be investing in Blockchain technologies for various financial transactions. Commercial Blockchain will be adopted by almost one-third of the banks worldwide. Mobile apps in 2018 will be launched with built-in security features to enable these secure financial transactions.


  • The IoT Explosion

The IoT ExplosionInternet of Things has been a hot topic for the last couple of years and will continue in the same manner in 2018 as well. IoT has revolutionized several industries including healthcare, automotive, education, etc. and is on course to make an enormous impact in the mobile app development world. IoT devices will be a part of people’s daily lives and apps will accompany to provide a great customer experience.


  • Augmented Reality Will Rule

Augmented Reality Will RuleThe app world is all set to witness a series of the augmented reality enabled apps in 2018 and beyond. Currently, the main focus of AR is on games and fun apps but this will soon change and expand into other domains as well. By combining the real and virtual world, AR is providing a realistic look at non-existent things and expanding the possibilities into other fields such as life science, manufacturing, retail, etc.


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