Top Mobile App Development Trends Most Likely To Dominate 2021
The introduction of 5G technology will certainly have a great impact on the trends in mobile app development in general. The number of 5G connections worldwide is projected to grow to 1.1 billion by 2025. It is said that 5G is going to change the way apps are used and created.
The speed of the new networking standard is a giant leap forward. According to an analysis conducted by Open Signal between July 1 and September 28 of this year, 5G users often experience download speeds that are several times faster than 4G.
5G is the natural evolution of previous generations — 3G and 4G. It will not only improve internet connection speed on mobile phones but will also increase the functionality of mobile apps.
The incredible ability of 5G to allow up to 1 million devices to connect per square kilometer may result in the realization of the idea of everything being connected, such as cell phones, cars, refrigerators, washing machines, and security cameras, among other electronics.
App clips are Apple’s 2020 feature that became a star among the latest mobile app development trends. Its aim is to level-up the convenience of mobile apps by harnessing the power of the full Apple software and hardware ecosystem. The key idea of app clips is to allow the users to preview and use an app without the need to download or install it on the device.
All clips are integrated within the whole Apple ecosystem, including Apple Pay. You can read more about app clip use cases in our article about this feature.
For sure, many developers and brands around the world will forge a multitude of ways to leverage this new feature for their own benefit. The strong advantage of App Clips over instant apps and progressive Web apps may well become a factor.
The number of users turning to apps instead of websites designed for e-commerce or restaurant and grocery store delivery is increasing. This fact combined with post-pandemic habits of contactless purchases, mobile payments, and mobile wallets being strongly in use, will definitely influence the development of the App clips feature. With no risk, we can nominate this feature as one of the biggest mobile app trends of 2021.
In 2022 the IoT market in the US is predicted to exceed 500 billion dollars in value and the lion’s share of this will be the consumer electronics segment, with a size of 180 billion dollars. The Internet of things is taking the world by storm. This very advanced technology is at the same time one of the closest to the people, impacting how they interact or even how they live in their homes.
Providing a very convenient and relatively simple environment for users to engage with appliances and gadgets in real-time, IoT will expand as a tech-driven network of smart devices and objects. The most prominent field of IoT’s impact will definitely be smart home automation. More and more smartphone users are controlling their home electronic devices with apps. Forecasts suggest that by 2030 around 50 billion of these IoT devices will be in use around the world, creating a massive web of interconnected devices spanning everything from smartphones to kitchen appliances.
In addition, IoT also has the potential of data sharing within the network. All this will (and definitely should) draw the attention of the app industry and make IoT one of the most preferred developers’ choice of mobile apps trends.
Voice recognition and communication is already disrupting industries beyond technology and changing the face of retail, customer service and telemarketing. Gartner predicts that 30% of web browsing will be done through voice by 2030. VUI (Voice User Interface) uses the technology of voice recognition to facilitate a connection between the user and device or a particular technology, not only understanding his current needs but also enabling it to predict the future.