2017 was another great year for the development of mobile applications and devices. Mobile applications are now in the mainstream and a large number of users are already using the latest applications. What is the future of mobile application development this year? New innovative applications will appear in 2018, along with the growth of modern technology. The following are some of the trends that 2018 will mark in the world of applications.
IA marks both the development of trends in mobile applications and the boom in their possibilities. Through the use of advanced analysis techniques, cognitive interfaces within complex systems and machine learning techniques, AI offers powerful ideas that users have never seen before. Because of these developments, major players such as Google, IBM, eBay and Facebook have started to acquire a new expert in artificial intelligence.
The applications of augmented reality are already in use and will be in the spotlight in 2018. These applications will mainly focus on games and simulators. Pokemon Go, iOnRoad, Sky Siege and myNav are some great examples of Artificial Reality. These mobile games dominate the App Store and show that AR has great potential to influence the trends of applications in 2018.
Mobile application security
Security is still the main concern of developers due to the amount of personal information stored. The general growth of the industry, billions of users, third-party SDKs everywhere, and the large amount of user information stored by companies, cause huge security issues for developers of mobile apps worldwide.
Mobile devices have become more complex and more powerful. Many users now do not want to install gigabyte applications on their devices. Cloud-based applications have reinterpreted the full storage hierarchy on mobile devices. Via cloud computing, the user can install a small application that is connected to the cloud, where all data is accessible.
Internet of things (IoT)
Internet of Things is the future trends of mobile applications, so that users can manage smart tools. Analysts predict a significant change in IoT. Applications are already available that allow users to manage various things from smartphones and other digital devices. That is why the development of applications aimed at IoT in 2018 will be a clear trend.
The development of chatbots is a growing trend. Through them, companies try to solve the daily problems of their customers. The demand for this type of applications will undoubtedly increase this year.