Top Mobile App Development Trends for 2022
Top 6 Mobile App Development Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

Top 6 Mobile App Development Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

The mobile app development industry is ever-evolving. People's reliance on mobile devices is growing, which evidently contributes to the increased use of the mobile application. The numbers clearly state the successful mobile apps are making. As per the latest figures, the gross revenue Google Play generated has reached to whooping 48 billion USD.

These numbers sure can create a fascination of getting mobile application development services to get the taste of success, but the sad truth is that not all mobile apps succeed; in fact, most fails. The highly competitive market is not alone to blame. It is also due to not implementing the latest trends in mobile app technology. Not implementing the trends lets your competitor gain the competitive edge and your mobile application loses to theirs.

It becomes paramount to be acquainted with the trends. It would enable you to thrive and survive regardless of rapid technological advancements to stay a step ahead of the competition and make your mobile app a ravishing success.

Top Mobile App Development Trends to Follow

1.     Foldable Devices

Foldable Device

We all once in our teenage days had a flip phone, remember? Mobile phones have evolved crazing since then. Today we see this hype of iPhones or good quality feature-laden touch screen mobile devices. Who would have thought that those flip phones could make a comeback in an entirely transformed body? We are taking the foldable devices like the Motorola Razr or Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Do the app developers needs to be concerned? Yes! When building the app and updating it, they need to take the compression and expansion of the foldable devices' screen. The entire feel of using the phone can be destroyed if the mobile apps do not smoothly adjust to the folding and unfolding of the screen.

Are foldable phones here to last? Yes. In a recent survey conducted by the USA, mobile phones users, out of which 19% were Android users while 17% were iPhone users are pretty excited to make the foldable phone their next purchase. It means that in 2022, we will surely see a surge in foldable purchases, making it inevitable for app developers to consider this aspect.

2.     The upsurge of 5g

The world has started slowly but steadily adopting 5G after its rollout. The 5G enable devices are evidence of 5 G's rapid penetration in the smartphone market. 5G is expected to drastically transform mobile app usage due to various benefits that set it completely apart from 4G.

The negative impact on apps upon adding new features won't be an issue with 5G. It is 100fold faster than 4G and would reduce the latency, ensuring higher resolution, high connection density with faster performance. It paves a bright way for AR and VR by making its integration easier with apps.

As per the recent statistics, 60% of the cellphones in the U.S. are 5G, which is a clear indication of the rapid further penetration and adoption of 5G. It reveals bright opportunities for the developers to implement ios mobile application development ideas and develop apps that were just an imagination till yesterday.

3.     Augmented and Virtual Reality

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As mentioned above, 5G would enable AR and VR to get a stronghold in the mobile industry as far as mobiles apps are concerned. Not just 5G but COVID-19 has also contributed to the bright rising future of AR and VR with the boom in social distancing technologies. It is not recent that we have adopted AR and VR; remember Pokemon Go? Its success would forever play a crucial role in enabling AR to get a stronghold in mobile app development. Further came L'Oreal's virtual makeup app, Lenskart's feature that enables users to try the glasses virtually, and much more. Another AR's significant technology advancement is LiDAR.

All of these means AR and VR will show significant progress this year too. Why miss leveraging this trend when it comes to offering your users an unmatchable experience on their mobile?

4.     Artificial Intelligence (AI)

It's long gone that machine learning and artificial intelligence were unfamiliar. It has been years since it has taken over mobile app development and continues to do so. That said, we are yet to experience the advanced implementation of this technology in mobile apps. Alexa and Siri are among the most successful and known implementation of AI. However, this does not end here, face detection, speech recognition, etc.

Apple's iOS machine learning framework's latest version - the Core ML 3's release would make it more lucrative for developers to implant AI in mobile applications.

By leveraging this trend, you are incorporating advanced software development to offer better apps to your users and would enable a better gaming experience and provide geolocation.

5.     Wearable App Integration

Look around; how many people do you see with smartwatches? Many, right? That's how much the wearable devices industry has expanded recently. As per a study by android app development company in the USA, wearable devices will hit the mark of 929 million by 2022.

The latest Apple's WatchOS 8 update announcement would highly contribute to it as it is offering cool new features, a redesigned interface, increased wallet access, and more.

The escalation in wearable technology can further be assured by Google's announcement of a unified wearables platform. This platform is set to boost the apps' start times to up to 30% by blendings its wear OS to Samsung's Tizen software platform.

It means that mobile application development services providers must ensure that their mobile applications work seamlessly on wearables.

6.     Internet of Things (IoT) App Integration

Each day, we are getting more surrounded by the devices connected to the internet. For example, the laptop, tablet, or smartphone you are using to read this blog is connected to the internet? Today, another device added to the list on a large scale is the voice-enabled mobile device. Alexa and Google Home Voice Controller have become family members for many houses.

Until now, it was the tech giants, namely Google and Amazon, using IoT, but soon we will also see the brands like Samsung, Bosch, Xiaomi, and many more brands using the technology. They are all set to give rise to more IoT systems and gadgets, not just the startups that are also set to emerge around this niche offering innovative devices and systems. It is a brilliant chance for mobile app developers to grab this opportunity as demand for IoT-enabled apps will surely surge in 2022.

To sum it all up,

These mobile app development trends would help gain a competitive edge even among the mobile applications on the mobile app stores of Andriod and Apple, whose count has already hit the mark of 6.64 million. Implementation of these trends would enhance the chances of mobile app success. If you are on the hunt for a mobile app development service provider who is experienced and aware of all such trends, then Gtech can help. To take a look at our stunning mobile app portfolio, click here.

Author :

Pinal is a React Native Developer working with Gtech Web Infotech Pvt. Ltd., a leading mobile app development company in India. Being capable of building cross-platform applications that are highly proficient and offer intuitive user experience is her forte.

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