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July 26, 2021

Everything You Should Know About the Latest Mobile App Developments



It’s safe to say that smartphones have revolutionized our lives. Over the years, they’ve surpassed their primary function—communication—and entered a new era of handheld powerhouses that make our everyday lives easier.



With over a billion people using smartphones daily, software and app developers go out of their way to create a unique mobile app everyone would want to have. In such a competitive market, certain trends have started to appear.

The article below presents all the information you need on the latest developments in the world of mobile apps. Stay tuned.

AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) Apps

When Pokemon Go first appeared, the entire world went crazy. Yet, although the frenzy slowed down, AR technology is still going strong. Today, people look for a more immersive real-life experience while playing their favorite video games, and AR and VR technologies are the perfect solution.

Earlier, only people with expensive headsets and powerful computers could dream of playing VR games. Now, this innovation has become more accessible, even on smartphones.

On top of classic mobile games, VR technologies help create realistic casino and poker apps. That way, players can feel as though they are in a modern-day brick-and-mortar casino.

M-Commerce

People are spoilt for choice when e-commerce is concerned. The last year led to a serious spike in online shopping, as many retail shops and malls were closed. As it usually goes, people got more comfortable buying stuff from the comfort of their homes, so they eventually started using smartphones to complete their orders.

On the other hand, many businesses realized how much potential a dedicated mobile app would have. So, various shops and businesses launched mobile apps, and customers could order and buy products with a couple of taps.

With such convenience, we believe m-commerce will only continue to grow in 2021.

Machine-Learning and Artificial Intelligence

If you use a smartphone, you must have heard about the legendary FaceApp that took the world by storm. Its overnight success is due to the clever use of AI (Artificial Intelligence), which scans people’s faces and shows what they’d look like younger, older, etc.

ML and AI have topped the list as the most popular mobile app development industry trends in the last couple of years. For instance, Apple (News - Alert) has launched its own machine-learning model that allows app creators to input AI tech into their apps easily.

Since voice search, facial recognition, and chatbots make mobile devices more convenient to use, we believe that these technologies are here to stay.

Wearable App Integration

Millions of people who spend most of their day on the go have already experienced the benefits of using wearables. They are available in various forms — display devices, smart jewelry, smart watches, body sensors, etc.

The only thing you need to navigate a wearable is an app on your mobile device. By connecting the two gadgets, you get access to a broad spectrum of features — tracking health, making calls, playing music, counting steps, measuring body temperature, etc.

If you’re looking for a way to spend less time holding your smartphone, a wearable might just be the perfect solution.

IoT Mobile Apps

If you’ve never heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), all you need to know is that it is a network of interconnected gadgets. By 2022, this market in the US should surpass $500 million, with the largest part going to consumer gadgets and electronics.

Smart homes exist thanks to IoT technology. It allows tenants of a house to have complete control of their home appliances, like coffee machines, dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, AC, sound systems, security systems, etc.

Thanks to app developers, users can now download one app that interconnects all appliances and gives you the power to adjust the settings on your smartphone.

Instant Apps

Although they’ve been here since 2016, instant apps are now facing a greater demand. Since people want more memory in their devices for photos or music, app developers have started to create native apps smaller in size and user-friendly.

As their name says, instant apps don’t need downloading or installation — they are implemented within the device from the start. That way, you’ll have access to all the necessary apps before you open an App Store to look for them.

Thanks to their design, ease of use, and small size, instant apps are in high demand, and they will remain at the top for years to come.



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