The Top 5 Mobile App Development Trends For 2020

Published on December 12, 2019, 12:00 am
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The mobile app industry is growing at a very fast pace. Statista expects that mobile apps will generate $189 billion in revenue in the following year. With the advancement in technology, you can now play a variety of casino games on your smartphone and deposit with mobile phone bill. To keep up with the developments in the mobile apps industry, here are the top mobile development trends to watch out in the following year.

5G network will bring revolution

The advent of 5G will bring a revolution in the mobile apps industry. It is estimated that there will be over 1.4 billion 5G devices by 2025. As per a report by HIS economics, it is expected that 5G will contribute $12.3 trillion of worldwide monetary output by 2035. These stats show that 5G will be one of the next big advancements in technology in the coming years. The expansion of the 5G standard will provide up to 100x faster speed than 4G.

5G will provide the required latency and bandwidth for VR games to offer a seamless and immersive gaming experience. Because of its bursting fast speed, 5G will prove to be the next game-changer in the mobile app development sector in 2020.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Various mobile apps have incorporated Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Features this year and this trend is not going away anytime soon. Applications using AR and VR offers a great user experience by enhancing the real-world environment with digital objects. Although VR and AR techniques were used only in marketing campaigns at the start, this year shows a trend for using augmented and virtual reality for more practical purposes. Many AR and VR apps are on their way to uplift the user experience. AR integration will be an essential step for the industry in 2020.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The integration of Siri by Apple in their various applications has encouraged the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the mobile development industry. AI apps have gained immense popularity in 2019 and the use of this new technology will continue in the future. The integration of AI and ML with mobile apps has not only made the apps smarter, but it is also saving a lot of time and money of mobile development companies. Google has recently introduced an AI program that can make calls and fix appointments on behalf of the user.

IoT integration in mobile apps

The Internet of Things has been at the forefront in the last few years and its basic concepts are quite similar in the mobile app development sector. According to Statista, there will be around 75 billion IoT-connected devices worldwide by the end of 2025. In recent years, various IoT devices have been created for consumer use including wearable technology, connected health and home automation. The IoT sale share is expected to reach $1.71 trillion by 2019 and the total number of IoT devices will be around 20 billion by 2020.

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