A necessity in modern living, smartphone development is gaining momentum every year. As a result, the number of devices worldwide is growing, almost everything we can do on a desktop we can do on a mobile device.

Companies are developing apps for desktop and mobile, trying to further increase audience reach with their services. There’s no denying the benefits of being able to take the service with you anywhere.

What mobile app trends are companies leveraging right now? Axis Software Dynamics has been extensively looking into them, check out our top five trends for your next software project.

Internet of Things (IoT) App Integration

The number of smart devices in homes is growing rapidly. By 2030, there will be over 25 billion IoT connected devices worldwide. Smartphones will soon become a complete remote for your house. For example, smart thermostats, lights, and security cameras are already prominent in a lot of households.

Providing convenience to users is applied to many devices. Adjust the AC before getting home, even a camera doorbell with voice so you can talk to visitors.

App Clips/ Instant Apps

App clips by Apple and Instant Apps by Android, these are new additions to how apps are presented. They allow users to ‘try before you buy/download’ users can try out reduced feature versions of apps without the need to commit to an install. They have a limited size to be memory efficient and provide an instant introduction to the full-scale native application.

Cloud Computing

This is nothing new and most are already aware of it. However, it hasn’t been fully utilized to full potential in the mobile app world. There have been big advancements in connecting cloud technology with apps over the past few years. Since 5G is becoming more widely available, the infrastructure is better than ever to support the technology.

Offloading heavy computations and complex tasks to the cloud improves performance of apps greatly. No longer limited by the device hardware capabilities data is able to be retrieved from the cloud and frees up the device for other smaller tasks.

AI and ML

As mentioned above, computation is no longer limited by the device. This also means that the extra power can be utilized by complex AI when offloaded to the cloud. Google introduced Cloud AI in 2020 and displays an array of features showcasing what can be done.

This advancement in technology has boosted the app industry and AI is top trending every year. Meaning that looking into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning should be top of a company’s list.

Chatbots

Old technology but there’s a reason it’s been around so long; potential. Advancements of AI and cloud computing chatbots effectiveness has improved and consumer demand is growing fast with a 92% use increase since 2019.

Companies are utilizing chatbots to resolve customer issues and provide exceptional service instantly. Consequently, SP’s can then use the user-centric data from the chatbots as leverage to further improve future interactions. This can all be done from within the application in real-time making it a valuable tool looking to be a top trend in the upcoming years.

If you are looking for more information on mobile app trends and want to know more about what you could leverage in your next project, contact us at Axis Software Dynamics today for the best in Android and iOS web and app development.