Accelerated mobile pages
Since Google started the mobile-first indexing system, a lot of apps have been re-evaluating the way they are run. Mobile-first gives priority to any website’s or app’s loads time and functionality and basis its rank. The trend to revamp current apps and to make them more Google efficient is prompting a lot of businesses to make app development a priority.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
Even though people got a full load of virtual reality and augmented reality around last year, the technology has been around for a few years. Virtual reality and augmented reality allow the user to be totally immersed in the experience. There is nothing else out there that allows you to become part of the app. And most users really enjoy part of the creative and innovative experience.
The bigger app companies have already started investing in virtual reality and augmented reality pretty heavily. The inclusion of VR and AR in apps is only going to go up from here.
Machine learning & artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence and machines learning is not just stuff of movies any more folks. It has integrated by a lot of different fields for a while now. But it is only now that the use of artificial intelligence has become so common that you can find it almost everywhere. Unlike the movies, however, the combination of artificial intelligence and human intelligence is yielding great results.
The best thing about artificial intelligence and machine learning is that it allows you to capture events (and through them, data) in real time. With time becoming a scarce commodity nowadays, this functionally has proven to be a great benefit in a lot of industries.
The fact is that there is no real way to gauge the exact number of apps out there because hundreds of new additions are made to various app stores every single second. But the type of app that is gaining immense popularity is the on-demand app. One of the biggest reason behind the on-demand app explosion that is that more and more industries are being exposed to the benefits of having an on-demand app. And this trend doesn’t show any sign of slowing down in 2019.
Blockchain technology is being integrated into a lot of businesses. But the truth is that blockchain technology has been around for quite some time now. Financial firms were the first to recognize its benefits, and they have been clearly reaping its immense rewards.
With more and more markets embracing blockchain technology, its use is expected to grow significantly in the not distant future. Mobile applications are jumping on the blockchain technology bandwagon too, and they are set to capitalize on its benefits in 2019.
Investors and developers are diving deep into blockchain technology to discover how much they can utilize it. Most app development experts agree that the best way to go about it is to make it easily accessible to the masses.
Everyday wearable apps
Even if you were to go out on the street right now, you would probably come across at least a couple of people wearing smart gadgets to help them gauge their heart rate of the total distance walked. They have been around for so long that we don’t even give them a second thought.
But now, new apps are being modified to work with gadgets to gauge blood pressure and blood sugar level too.
The reason wearable apps have become the norm is that the users are becoming more aware of health risks and want to maintain their physical fitness at an ideal point. They also provide the medical field with an added benefit because now medical professionals can seek out accurate patient data to make the right diagnosis. Wearable apps are being integrated into smart watches too which gives the users added incentive to try them out.
A lot of companies are either working on or have already introduced wearable apps that will take personal and professional healthcare to the next level.
Thanks to wearable apps, users can now know what they are doing, how they are doing it and if there is any room for improvement.
The functionality of real-time interactions become the make or break point for most users. Real-time interactions between customers and service providers have become absolutely pivotal. The problem is that most service providers (from various industries) simply cannot offer human to human interactions. Chatbots have emerged as the perfect solution for this problem; they are quickly taking over the app world as far as the field of communications is concerned.
Companies are quickly coming to realize that the key to company retention is making the experience of customer engagement great. Most users tend to seek alternate options if they encounter too many obstacles with an app. Chatbots can remedy this problem and ensure that users have a great experience.
Internet of things
Nowadays, no matter where you look, you simply cannot escape the internet of things. The internet of things has already been integrated into the daily operations of most major companies. Combine that with easy access to all kinds of data, and you have a winning formula in your hand.
The popularity of internet things has considerably increased in the past few years because of its integration in public platforms such as e-commerce and education.
Mobile payment options
Most people will agree that the advent of e-commerce has afforded the ease and convenience the likes of which they did not experience before. And one of the biggest perks of e-commerce is that you can select from multiple payment options.
Thanks to new, convenient and innovative payment apps, banking apps will surely become a thing of the past.
New platforms for cloud storage
What does cloud storage offers that no other platform can offer on the same scale? The answer is space. Potentially, an unlimited amount of space.
They are also secure and are a great way to accumulate data. There are already a lot of reliable and convenient cloud storage apps available. But new apps keep proving that there is always room for improvement.
About the Author:
Alma Causey is a Freelance writer by day and sports fan by night. She writes about tech education and health-related issues. Live simply, give generously, watch football and a technology lover.