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Where is the future of mobile app development heading

The world is evolving at a rapid pace, further fueled by COVD-19 which is shaping the entire global industry considerably. The case with technologies is no different.

With new technologies, tools, and development frameworks entering the market each year, the past ones are getting obsolete and falling out of use. Speaking of mobile app development, in 2020 the industry is going strong with newer Android, iOS and cross platform,mobile gaming companies tools entering the business operations and personal proceedings for companies and individuals worldwide.
But where is the future of app development heading?

The rise of “beacon”

Easily one of the foremost names in the emerging technologies, the beacon technology uses the power of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals. A number of major industries including hospitality, healthcare, museums, etc. are leveraging the potential of beacon technology for further advancements and precision in their services.

According to industry experts, beacon and IoT technology can run hand in hand for advancements in the retail business. Consider you have a beacon-based app in your smartphone, whenever the phone enters the beacon’s locality, the tool will catch the signal and notify the user.

Yes, we’ve already heard about iBeacon and Eddystone, protocols developed by Apple and Google respectively. Now comes the time of beacon invading the Android and iOS applications with upcoming beacon trends in travel and tourism sector, mobile payments, and transforming physical games.

AI and ML taking over

Artificial intelligence and machine learning is the buzzword in the digital world today, and the discussion is going to turn more practical in nature. According to a research, by the end of 2020, the AI industry will be worth of $47 billion. And at the pace the global industry is leveraging AI, the valuation can go even higher.

See how Google has acquired Duplex and displayed a statement how AI will take over various important industries including app development.

Artificial intelligence is already operating in the healthcare and ecommerce business and relentlessly working to create next-generation solutions. Moreover, when AI is combined with ML and deep learning, businesses will acquire valuable data through real time analytics and use it to grow out of their shell.

The advent of 5G

5G technology entering the app development business was bound to happen sooner or later. With speed about 100 times more than the 4G network, the 5G is the next big thing for the future.

Top companies including Samsung, LG, and Verizon are already in the process of creating 5G-powered chips to incorporate them in mobile phones.

Besides higher speed, network efficiency, spectrum efficiency, connection density, and decrease in latency, 5G will also facilitate in better 3D gaming, data security, and augmented reality applications.

The idea is to revolutionize the wireless network technology like never before.
APM and EMM Application performance management and enterprise mobile management isn’t newcomers in the development market, but still a considerable improvement is required which itself is a great opportunity for businesses and developers alike.

Normally, an app’s slow performance is due to various kinds of snags experienced, and APM was made to fight this issue and improve the tool’s overall performance. Now, APM is primarily used in mobile app testing tools and for quality assurance purposes.

Whereas, the EMM is working to provide a stronger security structure, especially for industry-based employees. Furthermore, this enables the data and application transfer between different devices with apparent ease.

And with increasing data theft and information confidentiality breaches, APM and EMM are bound for further progress to protect companies’ and clients’ information and improve employees’ productivity.

The next-gen experience with AR/VR

Apparently, augmented and virtual reality is one of the most trending discussions not only in the development business, but the entire digital realm.
Global giants like IKEA, Sephora, etc. have already started incorporating AR in their mobile applications. Hence, there’s no stopping these brands from delivering a next level, superior user experience and register an exponentially raised conversion rate.

Even social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat are leveraging augmented reality in the form of cute little, creative stickers and small animations.

Apart the fun and entertainment aspect, AR technology is set to transfigure advanced healthcare apps, mobile AR disruption, manufacturing and retail sector, and marketing endeavors at the global scale.

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