Mobile application development trends to consider in 2018

Staying unique and relevant in this competitive mobile application market can be a challenge due to the flood of new applications that flood app stores every day. Google Play Store sets the number of applications it had at the end of 2017 at 3.5 million, while Apple Store came in second with 2.1 million. Applications have become a billion-dollar industry that generates revenue for large and small businesses and there have been many stories of successful companies that started from a large application. In 2018, the evolution of application development entered new frontiers, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

The giants of the technology industry have focused on these concepts, among other things, in their annual developer conferences. Microsoft started with its Build 2018 developer conference in Seattle and Google has just started its annual Google I / O 2018 conference with both companies emphasizing the most important roles of AI and IoT in their respective ecosystems. Here are some other things that have been announced that set the trend for application development in 2018 and beyond.

Smartest assistants

Advances in AI have paved the way for even more intelligent voice assistants. It has improved mobile applications such as recommendation engines, behavior guidance and a more personalized social experience.

Google Assistant has now become a more advanced AI that can understand the context on many levels and have a more human conversation with the user. You can now call companies that do not have an online presence and chat with their representatives on behalf of the user to reserve a reservation or ask about holiday opening hours.

Cloud Computing

The introduction of cloud computing has expanded the capabilities of applications by improving their storage or computing potential and are no longer linked to the limitations of a smartphone. Applications like Dropbox have been around for many years providing cloud storage for both individuals and businesses and adding additional features such as encryption and file or folder sharing.

Mobile and desktop synchronization

Mobile applications are supposed to replace desktop applications, but sometimes the best solution is better integration between applications and desktop operating systems. Windows 10 has announced Timeline, which aims to communicate effortlessly with iOS and Android phones to give you a more fluid experience when switching from a phone to a desktop computer and vice versa. It allows you to send SMS or emails and explore a shared web page from Windows 10.

Internet of Things

Internet of things (IoT) is a term that describes a device system that is connected to the cloud to give applications the ability to perform remote operations, automation and monitoring. There have been many IoT products that were presented by a variety of manufacturers, including connected cameras and smart devices.

Blockchain

The increase in the popularity of bitcoin has shed light on the importance of blockchain technology, which is the backbone of the cryptocurrency. Blockchain is an open e-book that is constantly updated and shared with the Internet community. It shows all transactions that occur with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin so that there is a public record of its movement. Its open nature guarantees security against fraud and makes it an attractive option for mobile banking and e-commerce application solutions.