Smartphones become an essential part of our life.
From waking up with a morning alarm, using Whatsapp, listening to music, reading the news, watching YouTube videos, checking emails, updating project statuses, and so on.
Everything is seamlessly executed from our mobile devices.
Around 2.32 billion people are using smartphone (www.statista.com)
In which 2 Billion people are Android phone users. (www.statista.com)
These stats look unbelievable.
But it's true.
Due to increasing number of android mobile users
Most of the business focusing more on creating their business app
To target more significant group of audience.
So, What do you think creating an app is enough to target people?
Of course no!
Today mobile users are smarter, and they have many options to reject your app services.
It may be your app design, functionality or services.
So as an android app developer it is important to keep your developing skill updated with modern age technology.
After research at Ais Technolabs, our team found seven such android app development trends and related facts that are going to be applicable in 2018.
And using the latest technology in android app development might shed some new light on growth of your business.
Here they are:
Android instant Apps
Sometimes you need an app which you have to use for a single time.
And due to mobile internet connection problem, you can't install it.
To provide the user quick access to the app. Google introduced Android Instant apps.
Using this technology now the users don't have to download the full size of an app.
They can easily install an app in part.
Recently there is small collection of Instant app present on play store. Some of them are - BuzzFeed, NYTimes (Crossword), Hollar, Red Bull, Skyscanner, and others.
Android App Security
Last year Google received a lot of complaints about breached app security.
Because it takes users personal data without asking for any permission.
So in the android update, 6.0 Google launched a new updated security for a breached app.
Now android developers has to integrate permission module under the breached app.
To make users data more safe and secure.
Now the app will only access your data when you say yes to them.
Authorized users only can have access to one application or another.
More than 300% investment increases in the AI previous year in 2016.
Including AI to your business app gives advance cognitive interfaces into complex systems and advanced analytics to your app users.
Which will provide you robust business insights which you might have never thought before.
What can AI do for your app users?
The AI-based assistant can converse with the user, clarify necessary information, and act as a smart chatbot.
The bot can recognize even complicated commands.
Cloud-Based Android Apps are on the Rise
Cloud technology is heard by almost every people from customers to tech professionals.
Finally, cloud computing finds its place in android mobile development.
Implementing cloud computing module while creating android app development.
Help users to fetch data directly from the cloud and take minimum space in their smartphone internal memory.
“Globally, cloud apps will drive 90% of total mobile data traffic by 2019, and Mobile cloud traffic will be 11-fold with compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60%."
Wearable Android Device
According to IDC, 20.3% of wearable devices are going to experience a composite annual growth.
In 2017 we have seen a fantastic wearable device like Apple Watch Series 1, Google Daydream View, Pebble 2, Xiaomi Mi Band 2, Fitbit Flex 2, and more.
This shows that these wearable devices are not restricted to few industries.
They prove to be one of the promising android app development trends in 2018.
IoT Will Be Much Bigger
Latest android app development using cloud technology brings latest trend Internet of Things.
Analysts predict that IoT will grow from 157.05$ billion in 2016 to 661.74$ billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 33.3%. This directly impacts the android app development trends as IoT devices are majorly controlled by smartphones.
Search Within Android App
Most of the android developers think app search seems like nothing serious for them
But you are wrong.
Because implementing search module in your app helps your users to find any content easily on your app.
Recently Google integrated this new feature into popular apps like Gmail, Spotify, and YouTube.
When it comes to android app development, skilled software developers cannot rely on outdated tools and trends.
To get the maximum conversion through app, you have to modify your app development skill according to the latest trend.
Following these seven trends thoroughly will be beneficial for your business.
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